VWVortex

The Volkswagen Enthusiast Website

title defense wrc
edition38 header
egolf first drive
1200x550frontpage mivw
mk7 frontpage waterfest20

>

<

latest vortex updates

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

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

touraeg trip 600x300

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

s4 incident i5 600x300

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

lambo ugtt 600x300

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

new touareg 600x300

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

funcup belgium 600x300

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

title defense wrc 600x300

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

xw xl2 1 600x300

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

VW WRC14 10 DR3 0016 600x300

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

XL1 large 600x300

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

gti 16v hillclimb 600x300

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

karmann ghia fotd 600x300

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

USP mk7 intake 1 600x300

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…