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From Cape to Cape in a Touareg: It All Starts on Sunday

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Rainer Zietlow drives a Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI in pursuit of a record time from North Cape, Norway to Cape Agulhas, South Africa It all begins Sunday (21 September): Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz will set out in a Volkswagen Touareg in pursuit of a world record time over a route that connects […] More…

Mishap or Calculated Attack? Audi Damaged During Run-In with Volkswagens Outside Olympia Washington

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Late last week a report out of Olympia, Washington of three Volkswagens and a crashed Audi spread like wildfire through social media and sparked a discussion in our Regional Forum.  While it seems that there is more than one side of this particular story, we can all agree that the incident resulted in a damaged […] More…

Video: Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo Blitzes Standing Mile in 22.2 Seconds

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Videos

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What does the person who seemingly has everything buy for themselves?  If they are anything like us, they’d probably put a call into Underground Racing or a similar firm.  Underground Racing’s huge horsepower exotics and their accompanying videos have catapulted the company from a boutique speed shop to full-blown YouTube celebrity status, and after watching any one of the […] More…

Touareg with New Design and New Technologies: New 262 PS V6 TDI Consumes Just 6.6 l/100 km

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Exterior – new front and rear; bi-xenon headlights as standard Engineering – EU6 TDI with SCR catalytic converter and coasting function The Touareg combines comfort and convenience features of a superior SUV with the all-terrain attributes of a sophisticated off-road vehicle. This configuration of the four-wheel drive Volkswagen sports utility vehicle, which doubles as a […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rally Championship Rally Australia: One-two-three and the fastest WRC title win* for 25 years The first title has been claimed in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): Volkswagen is World Rally Champion* again. The works team from Wolfsburg wrapped up the successful defence of its title in Manufacturers’ Championship at the Rally Australia […] More…

Show Down Under – Volkswagen is World Rally Champion Again, Courtesy of One-Two-Three in Australia

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Successful title defense in the Manufacturers’ Championship Earliest championship win in the WRC for 25 years Sébastien Ogier wins, ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen 3..2..1, World Champion*! Volkswagen wrapped up the title in the Manufacturers’ Championship of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a one-two-three at the Rally Australia. With three rallies still […] More…

Rendered: Volkswagen XL2 by Theophilus Chin

posted by on 12 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Recently, UK-based buff book Autocar Magazine reported that Volkswagen is mulling the idea of a four seat XL1 to go head-to-head with Honda’s FCV.  The idea seems to be a very plausible one, as a production version would effectively help Volkswagen to cope with tighter emissions mandates.  Auto Manipulator Theophilus Chin has taken a shot at […] More…

Volkswagen Trio Leads Down Under, Despite Adverse Starting Positions

posted by on 12 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen top standings in Australia after mighty effort Thrilling five-way race for the lead between three manufacturers Six of eight stage wins go to the Polo R WRC Excitement right down to the last metre – Volkswagen overcame the disadvantage of opening the route to end the first leg of the Rally […] More…

Volkswagen Group Deliveries 6.52 Million Vehicles to End of August

posted by on 12 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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5.6 per cent increase from January to August* 740,500 vehicles delivered in August / +2.7 per cent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Deliveries developed well in first eight months. Economic environment remains tense.” Wolfsburg, September 12, 2014: The Volkswagen Group recorded a further rise in deliveries in the period to August, handing over 6.52 (January-August […] More…

Video: 16 Valve Volkswagen Golf Hillclimb Car

posted by on 11 September 2014 in Videos

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The European Hillclimb Championship is a very exciting time attack series.  Featuring cars that are purpose-built for nothing more than to get to the top of a hill quicker than everyone else, the series seems much more open to extreme modification than what is currently happening in America.  One great example is the first generation Golf […] More…

Find of the Day: 1959 Karmann Ghia

posted by on 11 September 2014 in Find Of the Day

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With it’s sleek body lines originally penned by Ghia and bodywork performed by Karmann, the Karmann Ghia was and still is an extremely pretty car.  A rear engine layout made it quintessentially Volkswagen, but the higher asking price deterred some potential buyers, putting the car into a very interesting spot in the marketplace.  This could be […] More…

USP Motorsports Releases Air Intake System for Seventh Generation Golf, GTI, Golf R and MQB Audi A3

posted by on 11 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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USP Motorsports is proud to offer a complete closed element air intake system for the MK7 GTI, Golf, Golf R and Audi A3. After testing several designs, USP chose to go with a closed element intake system which is fed directly through the front grill of the vehicle. Starting at the turbo, USP incorporates the […] More…