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Volkswagen and Discovery Channel Launch “Sharks Rescored” Campaign for Shark Week

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Microsite, mini documentary and original music composition will highlight how music can be used to change perceptions of sharks  Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. in its fourth year as a sponsor of Discovery’s Channel’s SHARK WEEK, is collaborating with the network to debut Sharks ReScored as part of the Golf SportWagen launch. The all-new Golf […] More…

GRC: Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Primed for Round Four in North Carolina

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Tanner Foust and Scott Speed look to move up in the driver championship point standings Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to North Carolina this weekend for the fourth round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. With two podium finishes in the first three races, drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed aim […] More…

Robot Fatally Injures Contractor at Baunatal Volkswagen Plant

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Yesterday, the Associated Press published that a stationary robot used during the manufacturing process at Volkswagen’s Baunatal plant grabbed and crushed a 22 year old contractor while setting up the machine.  It seems that a human error is currently being blamed for the incident, although the internet is rife with commentary about the ‘rise of […] More…

World RX Descends on Sweden for its 40th Anniversary

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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FIA’s World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy heads to Holjes, Sweden this weekend for round 6 of the 2015 season, which famously hosted the first ever Rallycross event 40 years ago.  To make the anniversary event just a bit more special, this weekend will play host to the Volkswagen Beetle’s first appearance in the […] More…

The First of its Kind: Integrated Engineering Releases Highly-Anticipated IE450T MK6 Golf R Turbo Kit

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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After two long years of development, the team at Integrated Engineering has finally announced the release of their IE450T kit for the MK6 Golf R. With their turbo kit bolted on right out of the box, the sport AWD hatch is transformed into a 450bhp monster, with hardly any noticeable increase in spool time. In […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Sets Pace at Rally Poland Shakedown

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Ogier fastest, Latvala and Mikkelsen second with identical times Average speed of almost 120 km/h on gravel whets appetite for festival of speed Wolfsburg. A real taste of things to come at the Rally Poland: Volkswagen started the seventh round of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) at full throttle with a dominant display in […] More…

Volkswagen of America Reports June Sale Increase of 5.6 Percent

posted by on 1 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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June sales total 30,436 units, a 5.6 percent increase over June 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,145 units, a 143 percent increase, the best June for Golf since 2000 Golf delivered 1,967 units for the month, a 227.8  percent increase Jetta sedan delivered 10,944  units, a 8.3 percent increase Tiguan delivered 2,604 […] More…

Video: Volkswagen R32 Rolls at the Nurburgring

posted by on 1 July 2015 in Videos

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If you’ve ever experienced the Nurburgring’s 12.9 mile North Loop on a video game, chances are that you’ve employed a strategy that encouraged liberal use of the curbing on nearly all of its 70+ corners.  It’s a bold strategy, but in the virtual world, consequences of being a bit to hard on the curbs is close […] More…

WRC 2: ŠKODA Sets Sights on Another Top Result in Poland

posted by on 1 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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ŠKODA looks to further the success of their Fabia R5 in its debut season when the team reports to Rally Poland this weekend.  After a late start, the R5 has captured a podium spot three times in the two races it’s entered so far this year, causing the team to have understandably high hopes for this weekend’s […] More…

Report: Volkswagen to Establish Budget Brand in China

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a piece published by Bild, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has announced that the Volkswagen Group will bring a ‘budget’ car to market, as it is seen as a key component of future success for the company.  The model will be first available in China at a price point less than 10,000EUR, and eventually […] More…

Event Report: Cult Classic 10

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Events Coverage

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Over the past ten years, Nothing Leaves Stock’s Cult Classic has grown significantly due to the laid-back atmosphere that can at times make it feel more like a gathering than a traditional show.  But don’t mistake this casual feel for a lack of planning or hard work, as it takes a lot of care to appear this […] More…

Lamborghini Confirms Roadster Version of Aventador Superveloce

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Lamborghini News

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So you liked the first Aventador Superveloce, but though that it had entirely too much roof?  Boy, have we got news for you.  At this past weekend’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lamborghini President and CEO Stephan Winkelmann announced that the Italian Supercar manufacturer will build 500 Roadster versions of their top of the line Aventador […] More…