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FIA World RX: Kristoffersson Wins Season-Opener in Portugal

posted by on 27 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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The 2015 FIA World Rallycross Championship is officially underway, with a Volkswagen driver taking first place at the event.  Volkswagen Sweden’s Johan Kristoffersson beat out last year’s champion and former WRC ace Petter Solberg for the win in Portugal, getting this season off to the best start possible.  FIA World Rallycross Championship action picks up […] More…

CAR Magazine Reports Production Golf R 400 to Debut in Frankfurt

posted by on 24 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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On April Fools day, Volkswagen’s Powertrain Chief Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neusser sat at a round table discussion during the New York Auto Show with members of the motoring press and told them, among other things, that if the Golf R400 ever saw production, it would be sold in the United States.  And while many among us […] More…

Find of the Day: 1996 Volkswagen Golf Harlequin

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Of all the Volkswagens ever made, few water-cooled cars will ever reach the must-have factor of Mk3 Golf Harlequin models.  Originally constructed at the Volkswagen factory by using the body panels from four different cars, the Harlequins were like nothing else produced before or since.  And with less than 300 ever made, this is without […] More…

First Drive: APR Stage 3 Golf GTI

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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    APR’s Director of Engineering Joel McKay leads us into a pristine garage and points to a white Golf GTI. “This one’s fun,” he says with a grin. “But we’ll have to wait for the roads to dry off a bit.” He’s got a point. With the amount of power this GTI has going […] More…

Volkswagen Passat Variant Seen Pacing Mark Webber at the Nurburgring

posted by on 23 April 2015 in Porsche News

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Porsche is on the brink of releasing their latest 911 GT3 RS, a car that’s usually reserved for wealthy track day participants and the bedroom walls of adolescent boys around the world.  But before the car ends up on dealer lots or glossy print, the Stuttgart sportscar manufacturer will spend a tremendous amount of time […] More…

New Škoda Fabia R5 to Celebrate World Rally Debut in the Czech Republic

posted by on 22 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Škoda Motorsport has announced that the all-new Fabia R5 Rally car will make its debut in the Czech Rally Championship this coming weekend at the 50th Rally Šumava Klatovy.  Wearing a traditional green and white Škoda Motorsport livery, this WRC 2 race vehicle is said to be quite quick, and has already garnered roughly 100 inquiries from customer teams.  Naturally, the […] More…