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SEMA 2015: TSW Alloy Volkswagen Passat

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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You have to hand it to the bag scene and their aesthetic. To the common guy on the street, the ant high (or less) resting ride height may seem impossibly low, but the aesthetic that goes along with that look is more-often-than-not incredibly tasteful. This Chattanooga-built Passat sedan is a great example of that. Unfortunately […] More…

SEMA 2014: H&R Volkswagen Golf 7 Sportwagen

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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There’s a coy side to Roland Graef, head of H&R suspensions in the U.S. The guy’s got probably the best display location at the gargantuan SEMA Show and, on top of that, he always has cars built from unobtainium… like this Golf 7 Sportwagen. Whereas the outgoing Jetta Sportwagen was a must-have due to its […] More…

Akrapovič Launches New Concept System for Lamborghini Aventador

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Akrapovič has developed a fantastic new concept Slip-On Line exhaust system for the already outstanding Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 that will further enhance the performance and reputation of this already exemplary machine. This beautiful precision-crafted titanium system has benefitted from intensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations by Akrapovič engineers to create the optimum system for this […] More…

SEMA 2014: Toyo Tires Jetta Mk2 Coupe

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Funny thing about the SEMA Show. It may be the nation’s and maybe the world’s largest aftermarket industry trade show filled with truly impressive and insane builds, but we so rarely see the amazingly built earlier water-cooled Volkswagens on display… cars like Matt Vincent’s 1.8T-swapped Mk2 Jetta coupe. Maybe the reason for the lack of […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI Named Yahoo Autos Car of the Year

posted by on 3 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA — Today, the 2015 Golf GTI was named the “Yahoo Autos Car of the Year.” The seventh-generation GTI beat 16 other contenders, from economy hatchbacks to luxury sedans to track-ready sports cars in five categories—performance, value, efficiency, design and engineering. “Earning Yahoo Autos Car of the Year is further testament that the 2015 GTI […] More…

Paris Spotlight: Volkswagen Phaeton Exclusive

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been about 10 years since the first Volkswagen Phaeton was introduced. Built using the same corporate steel chassis D platform that underpins the Bentley Continental, the car even did a short stint in the USA before ending its stateside run in 2006. It’s since undergone a facelift and remained […] More…