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JE Design Adds Widebody Kit for the Seat Leon Cupra 5 Door

posted by on 26 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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JE Design has announced their widebody kit for the 5 door Seat Leon Cupra, which adds some much needed aggression to the car’s exterior profile.  To match this aggression, JE Design has also fitted a host of performance products to the Leon Cupra which takes the car from a “tame” 280hp to a much more […] More…

Three Trophies for Volkswagen at the 2014 Australia’s Best Car Awards

posted by on 26 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen has been on a hot streak lately, seemingly winning a new award every day.  The brand’s latest accolade comes from the Earth’s smallest continent, where three Volkswagen models were honored at Australia’s Best Car Awards.  The Golf, Golf GTI and Touareg took home awards for their respective price points, a first for the new Golf and […] More…

Škoda Shows Fabia R 5 Concept Ahead of Essen Motor Show Debut

posted by on 26 November 2014 in Skoda News

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Aftermarket manufacturers and OEMs alike will be descending on Essen, Germany later this week for the Essen Motor Show.  As the event could be considered Europe’s SEMA, many of these manufacturers will be debuting their latest creations which were born with the enthusiast in mind.  Škoda is the first from the Volkswagen Group to detail […] More…

X-Tomi Design Renders Passat R400

posted by on 25 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The world of automotive renders is never a dull one.  Manipulators like Theophilus Chin and the crew at X-Tomi Design have the ability to make nearly anything that they want regardless, of feasibility or input from the accountants.  Case in point-this Passat R400 render recently added to their site. Taking the styling cues and wheels […] More…

Find of the Day: 1982 Volkswagen Vanagon Doka

posted by on 25 November 2014 in Find Of the Day

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With the perfect combination of cool and rare, the Vanagon Doka is a highly sought-after vehicle for Volkswagen and car enthusiasts alike.  Add in some California-cool patina, a lowered ride height and some sharp looking aftermarket wheels, and your really cooking with gas.  That’s why this 1982 Vanagon Doka is our Find of the Day. […] More…

FIA World RX Teams’ Title to be Decided in Argentina

posted by on 25 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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The 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship comes to an end this weekend in Argentina, with Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport in a battle with Ford Olsbergs MSE and Team Peugeot-Hansen for the overall title.  A field of 17 cars will make the trek to South America for the continent’s first-ever World Rallycross event, where Volkswagen Maryland Motorsport’s […] More…

PowerflexUSA Releases New Suspension Geometry Adjustment Bushings for Golf Mk5/Mk6, Passat, Scirocco, A3, S3, TT

posted by on 25 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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PowerflexUSA has announced the release of a full product line for the Volkswagen Golf Mk5, Mk6, Passat, Scirocco and Audi’s A3, S3, and TT.  Designed to increase stiffness and allow for additional adjustment with slight increases in noise, vibration and harshness, the PowerflexUSA Front and Rear Bush kits come with a Lifetime Warranty. Read the […] More…

The New Polo GTI

posted by on 25 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Fourth generation compact GTI 236 km/h Polo GTI* only uses 5.6 l / 100 km with DSG  New Polo GTI features 192 PS TSI and optional Sport Select suspension Latest version of the Polo GTI offered with manual gearbox and DSG Ten key facts about the new Polo GTI*: 1. With an 1.8 litre TSI […] More…

MTM Tuned Amarok Packs V8 Power

posted by on 24 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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As if the Volkswagen Amarok wasn’t already a sore subject with American Volkswagen enthusiasts due to an outdated law known as the ‘chicken tax’, German tuning firm MTM has given the proverbial knife a bit of a twist with their latest creation.  Stuffing a 4.2 V8 TDI powerplant where a lowly 2.0 TDI once sat, MTM’s […] More…

Cool Runnings. Forge Motorsport Twintercooler for VW Golf Mk7 GTI

posted by on 24 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The Mk7 GTI is beginning to hit its stride, with new aftermarket pieces seemingly released on a daily basis.  The newest to the party is Forge Motorsport, with their Twintercooler upgrade, which has been shown to drop Intake Air Temperatures by 20F and give a bump in both horsepower and torque. Read the full Press […] More…

FIA Reveals 2015 World Rallycross Championship Calendar

posted by on 24 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Although we are still a few days from the final FIA World Rallycross race of 2014, the sanctioning body has already announced its plans for next year.  Drivers for all three World Rallycross classes will report to Montalegre, Portugal on April 24th for the first of the seven round 2015 Championship, which will take competitors to three […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 24 November 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…