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Turn 10 Studios Reveals Volkswagen Group Models to be Playable in Forza Horizon 2

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Turn 10 Studios has released details on the first hundred cars to be included in their upcoming “Forza Horizon 2″ video game, and while the list includes the usual suspects from BMW, Ferrari and Nissan, it also includes several cars from the Volkswagen Group.  In the upcoming game, players with enough in-game credits will be […] More…

Video: Radial Engine Built From Aircooled Volkswagen Parts

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Videos

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Typically used in early aircraft, Radial Engines utilize a single crankshaft which forces the pistons to “radiate” outward.  Over the years, many radial engines have been produced but we must say that this is the first that we have seen that was assembled using parts from Aircooled Volkswagen engines. In total, the engine displaces 2086ccs […] More…

Event Report: Waterfest 20

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Now in its 20th year, Waterfest continues to bring Volkswagen and Audi enthusiasts from around the US and Canada to Englishtown, New Jersey for one weekend each July.  For Waterfest 20 it seemed that mother nature has become a fan as well, gracing us with a mid-summer version of the ‘Polar Vortex’ (no relation to this […] More…

Model Year 2015: New Golf Family, Redesigned Jetta, and New TDI® Clean Diesel Engine Head the Changes

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has announced its lineup for 2015, bringing with it a redesigned Jetta, new TDI Clean Diesel technology, and the new Golf R among many other changes and introductions.  Within the press release below you will find a model-by-model breakdown of the upcoming alterations to existing models, and a quick overview for each […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Named 2014 Northwest Green Car of the Year

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It seems that praise for the seventh generation Golf and Golf GTI is nearly universal (we’re looking at you, Consumer Reports), with the vehicle taking home yet another award.  The upcoming Golf TDI has been named the 2014 Northwest Green Car of the Year by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) due to its mix […] More…

Find of the Day: 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Chances are that if you live in the northeastern US and have been to a Volkswagen show in the last few years, you have seen this car.  Starting life as a humble white Volkswagen Rabbit, this car has been reinvented a number of times with the ‘final’ product being what you see now. The mod […] More…

Red Bull Global Rallycross Race Recaps: Volkswagen Rallycross NY

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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While many of us were at Waterfest, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Tanner Foust was on his way to victory at Volkswagen Rallycross DC.  Luckily for those of us who could not watch the race, Red Bull Global Rallycross has put a full recap together so that we can get caught up on the action.  Below […] More…

400hp Oettinger Golf R Now Available

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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On the heels of Oettinger’s victory at the Tuner Gran Prix, the German tuning firm has released their 400hp conversion for the new Golf R.  Boasting a top speed of 174mph and a sprint to 60mph that takes less than four seconds, Oettinger’s Golf R is nothing to scoff at.  To compliment the power additions, […] More…

SEAT Sets New Half-Year Sales Record in UK

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Seat News

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It’s been a great year for the Volkswagen Group around the world, with overall sales growth making them the second largest automaker in the world.  The Group’s Spanish brand SEAT has seen significant growth in nearly all of its markets, resulting in a sales increase of 9.9% internationally.  In the UK alone, SEAT’s sales are up […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 21 July 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. Red […] More…

Waterfest Preview: Volkswagen Perspective

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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In case you weren’t already aware, the largest Audi and Volkswagen enthusiast show of the year takes place this coming weekend at Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ. Spanning both Saturday and Sunday, last year’s event boasted nearly 25,000 avid fans of Audi and Volkswagen models, not to mention a huge vendor area, car show, drag […] More…

Bentley Greats Ready for 2014 Concours of Elegance

posted by on 18 July 2014 in Bentley News

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Bentley has begun preparation for the 2014 Concours of Elegance at the Hampton Court Palace this September, where five of the marque’s vehicles have been chosen for this year’s event.  The Bentley’s chosen for the event range from a 1931 8 Liter Park Ward Sports Saloon to the brand new Continental GT3-R race car.  Spectators can […] More…