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Forge Motorsport Intake Pressure Compensation Valve

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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UK based tuning firm Forge Motorsport may have just revolutionized the aftermarket with their new Intake Pressure Compensation Valve.  Designed to prevent pressure drops within a Diverter Valve, Forge’s new kit will greatly improve in-gear acceleration and throttle response on turbocharged cars.  At the time of publishing US pricing has yet to be determined, but […] More…

Finland RX Dropped in 2015 Due To Congested Calendar

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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In a rather bold move, the FIA announced today that they will be dropping FIA World Rallycross Finland from the World Rallycross schedule in 2015.  The move aims to help alleviate some of the congestion in the 2015 schedule after the addition of additional events like Spain RX which will take place at the Barcelona […] More…

Video: Sébastien Ogier Takes On Thomas Müller in Penalty Shootout

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Videos

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As a Silver Boot award winner at this summer’s FIFA World Cup with five goals to his name during the tournament, Thomas Müller knows a thing or two about slipping the ball past a goal keeper.  As the defending World Rally Champion, Sébastien Ogier is quite adept at placing his Volkswagen Polo R WRC exactly […] More…

Golf GTE- Production with Cutting-Edge Technology

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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With the “GTE” comes yet another drive variant for Volkswagen’s best-selling Golf. The 204hp plug-in hybrid on average consumes just 1.5 liters of fuel for every 100 kilometers on the road, almost reaching the performance values ​​of the GTD variant. Due to its construction method with the modular transverse matrix (MQB), the new GTE plug-in can be […] More…

“May the Forced Induction Be with You” T-Shirt from Blipshift

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Choice Gear

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If you’ve been around the Volkswagen brand for more than a few seconds, you know that their use of turbos and superchargers have helped to draw in countless enthusiasts. Given that, we offer you this latest T-shirt design from the team at Blipshift. The font and the saying are plucked from the world of Star Wars. […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 29 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. FIA […] More…

Surprise. Surprise. Bugatti Driven into Texas Lake Was Insurance Fraud.

posted by on 28 August 2014 in Bugatti News

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It was a simple plan really. Buy $1M Bugatti, insure it for $2M. Drive it into a lake and collect handsome return on investment. He would have gotten away with it to had it not been for those darn kids and their video-recording mobile phone doohickeys driving on a parallel road. According to reports out of […] More…

Find of the Day: Pristine Mk1 Polo in Maryland

posted by on 27 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We’re big fans of the ‘never sold here’ variety when it comes to our Find of the Day series. So, when trolling through our own Mk1 classifieds this morning, we were surprised to see one very pristine Mk1 1977 Volkswagen Polo for sale and located in Maryland. While sold in high numbers as both the Polo […] More…

e-Golf First Drive

posted by on 27 August 2014 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Volkswagen of America is hosting a drive of their 2015 models here in Virginia today and we had a chance to drive an early production U.S. Spec e Golf based on the Golf 7 MQB platform. It is surprisingly good. More…

Video: HGP Golf R VRT vs.Ferrari 458 Speciale. On Like Donkey Kong.

posted by on 26 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Ask anyone at German tuning firm HGP Turbo, or their US extension HPA Motorsports, and they’ll tell you that there’s no replacement for displacement. Sure, they recognize forced induction systems like the turbocharger systems going into cars like the Golf R are great and all, but they’re even better on even bigger capacity engines. Case in […] More…

Volkswagen Group Starts Second Half of Year with Rise in Deliveries

posted by on 26 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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5.78 million vehicles handed over from January to July / +6.0 percent* 808,500 units delivered in July / +6.7 percent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Pleasing start to second half of year. Uncertainty continues to overshadow economic conditions in global automotive sector.” Wolfsburg, August 26, 2014 – The Volkswagen Group delivered 5.78 (January-July […] More…

The Next World Champion Will Also Drive a Volkswagen: Success Guaranteed Despite Disappointment on Home Soil

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen crews to battle it out amongst themselves for the Drivers’ and Co-Drivers’ titles Out on final day: Latvala/Anttila retire whilst leading Third place at the Rally Germany: Podium for Mikkelsen as consolation Crunch time in the World Rally Championship – the result of the Rally Germany means that the 2014 World Rally Champion will […] More…