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Video: HGP Golf R VRT vs.Ferrari 458 Speciale. On Like Donkey Kong.

posted by on 26 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Ask anyone at German tuning firm HGP Turbo, or their US extension HPA Motorsports, and they’ll tell you that there’s no replacement for displacement. Sure, they recognize forced induction systems like the turbocharger systems going into cars like the Golf R are great and all, but they’re even better on even bigger capacity engines. Case in […] More…

Popcorn on a Mk2 Golf Is Art… But Is It the New Rust?

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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There are trends that circulate amongst “the scene” that tend to serve as low hanging fruit for critics. Purposely rusty panels or wicker seats are some that come to mind. Fortunately, what you see here is not from the show scene… unless that show is an art show. What you see here is a work by artist Lucas […] More…

Update: Failed Fiat Acquisition Plan Included Auto Union Name & Could Still Spell Changes at Volkswagen

posted by on 5 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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British automotive weekly Autocar has published a story this morning that appears to spell out the final outcome (at least for now) of those Fiat-Chrysler acquisition rumors that had been circulating. According to the piece, the move was very much in play until an inward examination was done and profitability came into question. About the Proposed Deal Sources at […] More…

/DRIVE Returns, Goes with Subscription Service

posted by on 30 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The YouTube-based /DRIVE automotive video channel has been on a hiatus, and if you’re anything like us then you’ve been eagerly awaiting its return. Well, in that regard, there’s good news and some come-to-reckoning news. First, it’s back. Second, it needs to make money in order to remain and as such the feature-length content will now […] More…

Event Report: 2014 Deutsche Classic

posted by on 29 July 2014 in Events Coverage

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Each year, Berks County, Pennsylvania plays host to one of our favorite shows of the year, Deutsche Classic.  So it goes, the traditional date of the Deutsche Classic is the second Saturday of July at the Oley Fairgrounds in the town by the same name. Blink twice and you might miss the town, but we’ve found […] More…

Rumor: Volkswagen Group Considering Name Change to “Auto Union”

posted by on 23 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We’re hearing an oddball rumor out of Australia that the Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to “Auto Union”. Whether or not a change to the name of Audi’s former parent company is in the works is true remains to be seen, but this isn’t the first time we’ve heard such a thing. Students […] More…