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APR Announces DirectPort Programming For Most 2008+ Volkswagen Applications

posted by on 18 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to announce our world renowned DirectPort Programming (DPP) will be available for nearly all Audi, Volkswagen, Seat, Skoda and other VAG vehicles produced between 2008 to today! Gone are the days where most ECUs need to be removed and opened to install an APR ECU Upgrade. DPP will allow roughly 400 APR […] More…

Refurbished Volkswagen Amaroks to be Auctioned for Aid to Africa

posted by on 18 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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African Education Initiative “go4school” will receive great support from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles though 12 used, refurbished Amaroks to be auctioned in Ghana, with proceeds going towards building new schools.  The donation was initiated by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles employee Hans-Henning Mr. Nathow, whose charity campaign began yesterday at Stöckener Customer. The vehicles will be shipped from Hamburg to Senegal. […] More…

Volkswagen Scirocco is What Car? Magazine’s Used Coupe of the Year

posted by on 18 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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UK-based car magazine What Car? has named the Volkswagen Scirocco it’s “Best Used Coupe of the Year”, due to its mix of value, looks and driving experience. More specifically, What Car? Magazine chose the 2009 model-year Scirocco equipped with Volkswagen’s 1.4 TSI, producing roughly 160hp.  This is not the first award from What Car? for […] More…

Volkswagen Beetle to Make Debut at Los Angeles Rounds of Global Rallycross Series

posted by on 18 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team gears up for the seventh and eighth rounds of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team will be racing at the Port of Los Angeles this weekend in an action-packed double header—and will debut the exciting Global Rallycross Beetle that will spearhead […] More…

Video: 673hp Volkswagen R32

posted by on 17 September 2014 in Videos

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Even after being out for a decade, the Volkswagen R32 is still a very desirable car due to Haldex All Wheel Drive, a 3.2L version of the legendary VR6, and a proper six speed manual gearbox, all as standard.  Due to their capable platform, the car has seen an abundance of love from the market, […] More…

Air Lift Performance Threaded Body Strut Kit Premieres in Forge Motorsport Booth at Edition 38

posted by on 17 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Air Lift Performance is a staple within the aftermarket suspension industry.  In recent years, their air suspension kits have helped to keep many Volkswagens high enough to be out of harms way during normal commuting, while being able to sit lower than previously possible when parked.  It goes without saying then, that owners of each […] More…

Bentley Announces New Mulsanne Speed – The World’s Fastest Ultra-Luxury Driving Experience

posted by on 17 September 2014 in Bentley News

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For Bentley’s newest luxury flagship, the company has taken a “no compromise” approach in both styling and performance.  The Crewe based firm has pumped their legendary 6 3/4 liter twin-turbo V8 up to 530hp and 811ft-lbs of torque, all of which are available at just 1750rpm.  At the same time, the motor is 13% more […] More…

Record 41 Supercars for World RX of Germany

posted by on 17 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rallycross continues to pick up steam as it enters round nine of this year’s championship, with a record 41 top-level Supercar entries.  With so many cars taking place in what is traditionally one of the fastest events of the year, things may get a bit tricky for Volkswagen Marklund Motorsport, whose drivers are currently […] More…

Celebrate in Style: Volkswagen Launches Transporter 60 Anniversary Pack

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Accessories pack offers greater practicality, style and protection On sale from 22 September Prices start from £609 (inc. VAT) Search the internet for 60th anniversary gift ideas and you’ll find a raft of diamond encrusted and crystal keepsakes to mark the occasion. None of them, however, seem appropriate for celebrating 60 years of selling one of […] More…

Mk1 Golf GTI Kit Submitted to LEGO Ideas Website

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Choice Gear

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We’ll be honest, we’ve always found Legos fascinating. Rendering our favorite cars in LEGOs is even more intriguing and we’ve previously run stories on fan builds of cars like the Audi R18 on our sister site Fourtitude.  Some of these fan builds have found a home on LEGO’s Ideas website, a page dedicated to crowdsourcing ideas for new LEGO […] More…

Bentley Races to First Victory in North America

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Dyson Racing Team Bentley has scored the first ever victory for the manufacturer on North American soil, and their first victory of the Pirelli World Challenge season at Miller Motorsports Park.  Making the victory even more special, Guy Smith took the checkered flag on his 40th birthday and teammate Butch Letzinger finished strongly in third place. […] More…

20+14 Facts About Winning the World Rally Championship

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Crazy! World champions again*! With a 1-2-3 victory at the Rally Australia, Volkswagen celebrated winning the manufacturers’ standings in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The icing on the cake is that either Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier (F) or his team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) will win the drivers’ world championship. In the co-drivers’ standings, the […] More…