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New Volkswagen Golf SV Awarded Five Stars by Euro NCAP

posted by on 25 June 2014 in Volkswagen News

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[source: Volkswagen AG] Wolfsburg, GERMANY - Q Euro NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) has for many years been seen as an important benchmark for vehicle safety. The overall safety rating of five stars for the new Golf SV is made up from the results in four sub-sections: occupant protection for adults and children, pedestrian protection and […] More…

Rieger with New Look for Mk7 GTI

posted by on 25 June 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German tuning firm Rieger has released a styling kit for the all-new Volkswagen GTI Mk7. Along with the release comes this mix of photography of a car also fitted with OZ wheels.   The Rieger kit consists of a spoiler lip, front spoiler splitter for front lip, side skirts and a rear skirt. The entire package […] More…

New Quaife ATB Differentials for VAG 02E DSG Models

posted by on 25 June 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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[source: Quaife] Automotive drivetrain specialist RT Quaife Engineering Ltd is expanding its market leading range of high performance helical gear automatic torque biasing (ATB) differentials for Volkswagen Audi Group cars using dual clutch transmissions (DSG). The new Quaife ATB differential applications cover VAG models fitted with the 02E DSG gearboxes in both two and four […] More…

2014 24 Hours of Nürburgring: VAG Team-by-Team Results

posted by on 24 June 2014 in Motorsport News

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It’d been less than a week since the 24-hours of Le Mans when cars hit the track at the 24 Hours of Nurburgring. All that said, the two races couldn’t be further apart. While Le Mans features grandiose factory hospitality fortresses and F1 drivers as flag wavers, the Nurburgring is more for the masses. Barbecue […] More…

Choice Gear: Volkswagen & Audi BTCC Coloring Pages, Presumably for the Kids

posted by on 4 June 2014 in Motorsport News

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One of our favorite niche blogs is a UK effort known as Racing Colour. The blog is a dedicated space for a very singular purpose, and that is spreading racing enthusiasm through the act of coloring. Effectively, it’s a place where you can download pictures of racecars made specifically in black and white line format […] More…

Event Report: Worthersee 2014

posted by on 2 June 2014 in Events Coverage

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In 1939, Ferdinand Porsche purchased a summer home on the southern shore of Lake Worthersee, Austria. His grandson Ferdinand Piech still lives in the home, venturing to Reifnitz each May for an annual gathering of car enthusiasts. Yes, this is that Ferdiand Piech and yes, he goes to that car show named for the lake. […] More…