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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…

Man Builds Solar-Powered Volkswagen Bus Capable of 80mph

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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When you’re the Chief Technology Officer for a Healthcare firm that specializes in delivery robots, forward thinking just sort of comes with the territory.  After a while of doing what was once considered impossible, I’d imagine you remove the word from your vocabulary.  Such is the case with Vecna CTO Daniel Theobald, a man who, […] More…

New KTM GT4 Racer with 2.0TFSI Power In Development

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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There may be a new, more radical vehicle coming to the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT-S class when racing gets underway early next year.  Reiter Engineering and KTM have announced details on their new, yet to be named GT4 racer which is based on the firm’s popular X-Bow model and powered by the Volkswagen Group’s award-winning […] More…

Find of the Day: 1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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At the moment, early Volkswagen Golf and Jetta models are in a very interesting price point.  Not quite at full-blown collector status, deals are to be had with many extremely cool first and second generation cars going for relatively little money.  Case in point is today’s Find of the Day- a 1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Appearing […] More…

2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Calendar Confirmed

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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Lamborghini has released the events calendar for their 2015 Blancpain Super Trofeo series, featuring the all-new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.  The series will compete along with the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in North America, with other series taking place in Europe and Asia and meeting up for a World Final at Sebring International […] More…