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Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team Seeks Driver Championship in Las Vegas

posted by on 31 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Tanner Foust and Scott Speed race Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle and 7UP Polo in final round of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship Herndon, VA — With nine races completed in this year’s series, the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to Las Vegas for the tenth and final round of the season. The race, which will […] More…

Volkswagen Group of America Supports MoMA’s Award-Winning Online Art Courses

posted by on 31 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Celebrating its fourth year, MoMA’s innovative online courses provide global audiences with an exceptional opportunity to experience the arts Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. proudly supports The Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) award-winning online art courses. MoMA’s premium online courses, which were launched in 2010 and are available via MoMA.org, are the first of their […] More…

490 Young Scientists Studying for a PhD in the Volkswagen Group

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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600 experts visit the PhD Day at Volkswagen in Wolfsburg This year, more than 600 experts attended the Volkswagen Group’s PhD Day, when 95 young scientists presented their research findings at the MobileLifeCampus in Wolfsburg. Their projects focused on topics such as driver assistance systems, personnel development, e-mobility, and sales and marketing. In total, Volkswagen […] More…

F1 Ace Vettel’s Younger Brother to Compete in Poland’s Volkswagen Golf Cup

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Its extremely common to want to be like a sibling or parent when you grow up, so it should come as no surprise that for 15 year old Fabian Vettel wants to be a race car driver, just like his 4-time F1 World Champion brother Sebastian.  For avid followers of F1, this may come as a […] More…

Testing Mk7 Acceleration Numbers With P3 Digital Vent Gauge

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’ve all flipped through a car magazine looking for acceleration data at some point in our lives.  Often times, we see the data and think to ourselves- really?  True, oftentimes the conditions and setting that these numbers were achieved in are left to guesswork, but we all hope that the published times can be easily replicated. […] More…

CNN Spotlights Volkswagen’s Dresden Plant

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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24-hour news network CNN has come to be known for much more than just the stories they cover.  With recent miniseries like The Sixties and others, the network moves away from the the Breaking News headlines and opinion shows that we’ve come to expect from the 24 hour news cycle to simply place a spotlight […] More…

Volkswagen Group Records Robust Business Performance in First Nine Months

posted by on 30 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Sales revenue rises to EUR 147.7 billion (EUR 145.7 billion) Operating profit improves to EUR 9.4 billion (EUR 8.6 billion) in ongoing difficult market environment Profit before tax up EUR 2.1 billion year-on-year at EUR 11.5 billion High net liquidity of EUR 16.8 billion in Automotive Division Outlook for 2014 confirmed Wolfsburg, October 30, 2014 […] More…

Event Coverage: DubRun to the Poconos

posted by on 29 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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Garden State Euro’s yearly end of October event in Tannersville, Pennsylvania is one of the more intimate events we’ve been to this year.  Starting off as a series of cruises from various areas around New Jersey and ending roughly two hours later at the Barley Creek Brewery, DubRun is more of a road rally and gathering […] More…

AWE Tuning Launches Mk7 Volkswagen GTI Exhaust Suite

posted by on 29 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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AWE Tuning has officially thrown their hat into the Mk7 GTI performance ring, with the release of their Track and Touring Edition exhaust systems and Performance Downpipe options.  As a full turbo back with their high flow catalyst down pipe fitted, the AWE Tuning system is good for 21hp and 24tq at the crank on […] More…

APR Releases Solid Shifter Cable Bracket

posted by on 29 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the Solid Shifter Cable Bracket. Through countless years of professional racing, APR Motorsport identified the factory shifter cable bracket system as a source of sloppy shifts, missed gears, bracket and bushing failure and even transmission failure. The factory shifter cable bracket is made from plastic with rubber bushings. Over time […] More…

Video: 2015 Jetta Small Overlap Crash Test

posted by on 29 October 2014 in Videos

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The newly face-lifted Jetta has been called many things, but unsafe certainly isn’t one of them.  Recently, the IIHS uploaded a video of the Jetta undergoing the usually catastrophic “small overlap” crash test onto their highly entertaining YouTube channel.  See exactly how it fared in the video below. The small overlap looks terrible, as it […] More…

Volkswagen Launches Major Electric Offensive in China

posted by on 29 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen will launch a large electric-offensive on the Chinese market later this year, with the introduction of the e-up!  The e-Golf and plug-in hybrid Golf GTE will quickly follow in 2015, with a goal of over 20 green vehicles by 2018 said Jochen Heizmann, head of Volkswagen Group China. Heizmann said that now was the time […] More…