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Introducing of the New Golf GTD Variant

posted by on 30 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The perfect all-round package: sporty, economical, comfortable and spacious Launch set for Geneva Motor Show Since 1982 Volkswagen’s GTD logo has stood for Gran Turismo Diesel, with its promise of sporty yet economical motoring. Now for the first time, the GTD initials grace the Golf Variant, which like the Golf GTD, boasts the 184 PS […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Motorsport with Historic 1-2-3 in Monte Carlo

posted by on 29 January 2015 in Motorsport News

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It would be an understatement to say that Volkswagen Motorsport had started the 2015 strong. The reigning world champions headed out to the first round of the championship this year with three brand new 2015 Polo R WRC racers. The result… simply a perfect 1-2-3. Read the full Volkswagen Motorsport press release below. [begin press release] […] More…

Spied: Lamborghini Aventador SV Fully Exposed on PR Photo Shoot

posted by on 29 January 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Usually when we get spy photos from our European sources, the shots are grainy or the cars are covered with old bodywork, psychedelic vinyl wrap, cladding… or all of the above. Not so today and these shots of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce or SV. Seems Borja Perez caught the car out in the desert, likely in […] More…

Find of the Day: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta GL Coupe

posted by on 27 January 2015 in Find Of the Day

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The desert is a weird place.  The warm, dry climate can either completely trash a car, or keep it almost perfectly preserved with a little effort and the occasional wax.  Today’s Find of the Day definitely falls into the latter of those two categories. This incredibly clean Mk2 Jetta Coupe currently resides in Barstow, California, a […] More…

Video: Volkswagen Experience Chief Instructor Teaches the Art of Snow Drifting

posted by on 27 January 2015 in Videos

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According to the weather experts, the northeastern United States is getting pounded with snow.  According to a quick glance out of my window, that isn’t quite the case.  Either way, it’s January and that means that us northerners are in the dead of Winter and there is likely snow to be found in a nearby […] More…

Spulen Throttle and Turbo Outlet Pipes Now Available at USP Motorsports for Mk7 GTI and Golf!

posted by on 27 January 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The factory throttle pipe on your MK7 GTI/Golf is constructed of plastic and is extremely narrow resulting in an airflow restriction. The Spulen pipe is constructed out of mandrel bent 2.5″ aluminum tubing. By utilizing 2.5” tubing your engine is able to breathe more efficiently. Along with increased efficiency, you will experience an increase in […] More…

Volkswagen Wins Big at the BusinessCar Awards

posted by on 27 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has boosted its 2015 trophy tally and added three new car of the year titles to its name, courtesy of fleet publication and website, BusinessCar.  The Golf retained its Best Mainstream Lower Medium crown, having won the same award in 2014, while the Touran and Tiguan won the Mini-MPV and Mainstream Small Off-roader categories respectively.  […] More…

Video: Rallye Monte Carlo Recap

posted by on 26 January 2015 in Videos

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While most of us were chasing the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona from Fox station to Fox station, then online, and finally back to a Fox station, Volkswagen Motorsport was in pursuit of history in Monte Carlo.  This year’s WRC season opener was an overwhelming success for Volkswagen, as the manufacturer became the fifth to ever sweep in […] More…

Giorgio Sanna Named Head of Motorsport at Lamborghini

posted by on 26 January 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini has announced Giorgio Sanna as their new Head of Motorsport.  The 39 year old Italian has worked at Lamborghini since 2001, when he began his career as a test driver and has worked his way to becoming the chief R&D test driver.  Sanna also holds a number of speed records, and participated in many […] More…

Bentley Motors Announces Michael Winkler as New President and CEO of Bentley of The Americas

posted by on 26 January 2015 in Bentley News

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Bentley Motors has announced Michael Winkler as the new President and CEO of Bentley of the Americas, effective April 2015.  Winkler has spent more than 30 years in the auto industry, with experience at Porsche in three different markets, and Jaguar Land Rover in Australia. Read the full Press Release below. (Crewe/Herndon 26th January 2015) Bentley Motors […] More…

Find of the Day: 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

posted by on 26 January 2015 in Find Of the Day

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We don’t normally feature new cars in our Find of the Day, but this isn’t a typical new car.  Volkswagen of Fort Meyers have dug deep in the VW Accessories parts catalog, going just about as OEM+ as you can get to create a close representation of what many of you want, but can’t have just yet. […] More…

Volkswagen Group UK Awarded Police and Emergency Services Contract

posted by on 26 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Milton Keynes, 26 January 2015: Volkswagen Group UK Ltd – which encompasses the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles, Audi, SEAT and ŠKODA brands – has been appointed as a supplier to the public sector, police and emergency services, securing a three-year contract under the new Crown Commercial Services (CCS) vehicle supply framework agreement. The […] More…