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Volkswagen Announces Golf R Pre-Order Details

posted by on 19 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Eagerly anticipated all-wheel-drive Golf R, Volkswagen’s highest performance model, will be available for pre-order on January 8, 2015 Herndon, VA  — Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the opportunity for customers to pre-order one of the first 500 available 2015 Golf R models, the most powerful production Golf ever offered in the U.S. The pre-order will […] More…

Lamborghini Announces Aventador LP 700-4 Pirelli Edition Celebrating Historical Partnership

posted by on 19 December 2014 in Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini has announced a new special edition Aventador, celebrating the Italian Supercar manufacturer’s more than 50 year relationship with tire manufacturer Pirelli.  Available in both Coupe and Roadster configurations, buyers will choose from six different paint colors, all of which will be paired with matte black accents on the top of the vehicle.  Other standard […] More…

Forum Find: What Cars Did Orchid Euro Just Import?

posted by on 19 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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If you’ve been to just about any Volkswagen Enthusiast gathering in the last year, chances are you’ve seen an Orchid Euro booth, or at the very least seen some pieces imported by the Pennsylvania-based outfit on numerous show cars.  Driven by founder Jamie Orr and company’s never-ending work hours, as well as their ubernerd-level knowledge of […] More…

Render: Volkswagen Passat Alltrack by CarPassion.it

posted by on 19 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In lands outside of the United States, Volkswagen’s Passat Alltrack is a very successful model and although the brand has yet to show a concept or officially announce the car’s entry to their lineup, it’s only a matter of time.  Not ones to wait around, the folks at CarPassion.it have produced a computer rendering of what […] More…

Time Waster of the Day: 3DTuning.com

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Done with work for the day?  Doesn’t matter.  It’s the holidays, so we’re giving you the rest of the day to do nothing else but play around on 3DTuning.com, home of the best time waster that we’ve come across in years. 3DTuning.com is a web-based virtual car tuner, with more than 600 models that can […] More…

Find of the Day: 1978 Volkswagen Rabbit

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Nicely restored, relatively unmodified first generation Volkswagen Golfs are somewhat uncommon.  Blame it on their relatively low value, or their popularity within the ‘scene’, but when a nicely refreshed example comes along, we can’t help but take notice.  Such is the case with today’s Find of the Day. Starting with a very straight and rust-free […] More…

Lamborghini Announces 2015 Esperienza and Accademia Programs

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini has announced the schedule for their 2015 Esperienza and Academia programs, designed to put people of nearly any skill level from amateur to professional behind the wheel of a raging bull.  Billed as a first step for anyone looking to experience the world of Lamborghini, the events will come to Austin’s Circuit of the […] More…

50 Shades of Grey- The Sterilization of Automotive Color

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Columns

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It’s 5pm and I find myself stuck in DC Metro traffic yet again.  I’ve driven this route countless times.  I know that I need to be clear of the area by rush hour, yet somehow, here I sit.  Again.  That helpless feeling starts to set in as I look around at all the other vehicles […] More…

Škoda Celebrates its Millionth Sale of 2014

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Skoda News

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Škoda has announces the sale of their millionth vehicle of 2014, a huge milestone for the company.  Škoda has seen massive growth in the past few years, growing from a company that took 100 years to move 10 million cars, to a company which sold one million with nearly two weeks left in the year. Read the full […] More…

Polo GTI Goes on Sale in UK

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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New range-topping Polo GTI launches with 1.8-litre turbocharged 192 PS engine Available with choice of six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG gearbox Polo takes GTI design cues from larger Golf sibling; high-tech infotainment system Available to order now with first UK deliveries due March 2015 The latest generation of Volkswagen’s Polo GTI made its debut at […] More…

Report: Volkswagen Buys Stake in Battery Manufacturer QuantumSpace

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Forbes has reported that the Volkswagen Group of America has purchased a 5% stake in QuantumSpace Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup which is actively developing new battery technology that could “more than triple” the range of electric vehicles.  This move comes in sync with the release of Volkswagen’s e-Golf in the American marketplace, a car […] More…

Video: Boba Motoring’s 1150hp Golf Transmission Test

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Videos

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Boba Motoring has installed a DogBox transmission into their 1150hp all-wheel-drive Mk2 Golf, so naturally it needed a quick testing, and in true Boba Motoring fashion, video cameras were involved.  At this point, I’m not quite sure if the cameras’ primary use is to capture video for public consumption, or as proof that Volkswagens this quick actually […] More…