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Vossen Wheels Photo Shoot Features CVT Wheel on Beetle Turbo

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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With the ability to design handsomely styled wheels and cover the industry in a way few can, Vossen Wheels have carved out quite the niche for themselves within the industry.  In a recent photoshoot, Vossen has placed the spotlight on their CVT wheel design using a Beetle Turbo show it off. Vossen’s 10-spoke CVT is a […] More…

Video: Autocar Pits Golf R Against the Seat Leon Cupra 280

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Videos

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On paper, the Golf R and Seat Leon Cupra 280 are extremely similar.  After all, they’re both on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform, and feature power from the same 2.0 TFSI engine.  The key difference between the two models then (aside from interior and exterior styling), is the Seat’s lack of all-wheel-drive and the weight that […] More…

Find of the Day: 2002 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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All of this talk about Golf Variants (specifically the Golf Alltrack and Golf R SportWagen) has us thinking back to the days where you could walk into your local Volkswagen dealership and order a VR6 or 1.8T Jetta Wagon.  The thought of a performance wagon is something that’s always interested us, but not to the […] More…

Garden State Euros Presents DubRun to the Poconos

posted by on 24 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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New Jersey-based club Garden State Euros will be hosting their annual DubRun to the Poconos event tomorrow, October 25th at Barley Creek Brewery in Tannersville, Pa.  The day includes much more than just a show at the Brewery, though.  Many attendees will cruise from Butler, NJ at 11am and cruise for about two hours through the […] More…

Find of the Day: BMW 2002

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Yes, this is a BMW 2002, which has at no point in time ever been made by Volkswagen or any of its subsidiaries.  So why are we featuring it?  Well, the answer to that question is currently lurking beneath this unassuming 2002’s hood. Yes, that’s an AEB code 1.8T mounted longitudinally between the BMW’s front […] More…

Event Coverage: First Class Fitment

posted by on 23 October 2014 in Events Coverage

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(Photos by Denis Podmarkov, Denis Podmarkov Photography) Now in its fifth year at the Princeton Airport, Canibeat’s First Class Fitment is an intimate gathering of cars that push the boundaries of wheel fitment.  Priding itself on “quality over quantity”, the event’s show field is not nearly as packed as many of the events we cover, […] More…