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Video: HGP’s Volkswagen Golf R 3.6 Bi-Turbo Takes Down Ferrari 458 Speciale

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Videos

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HGP’s 3.6L Bi-Turbo Golf R is an angry little machine.  With roughly 700hp on tap, the car has become somewhat of a YouTube celebrity, drag racing (and beating) numerous unsuspecting super cars across Europe.  For the latest video, the Golf has set its sights on the Ferrari 458 Speciale. In the clip above, the 458 Speciale […] More…

Double Victory: Two Volkswagens Win Golden Classic Steering Wheel

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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A total of 20,054 Auto Bild Klassik Magazine readers chose the VW Transporter T3 and the Golf I “Classics of the Year 2014″ in a recent online poll put on by the publication. The Golden Steering Wheel was awarded in five categories, made up of vehicles that celebrate an anniversary this year. The award ceremony took place at […] More…

Golf R SportWagen Spied Again at Nurburgring

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It seems that the Golf R SportWagen feels quite at home lapping the Nürburgring, as it has been spotted there several times in various states of camouflage throughout the development process.  Yesterday, Car and Driver published perhaps the most clear shots yet of the vehicle yet, once again putting in track time at the legendary circuit. […] More…

Autocar Names Golf R Best Performance Car in the Wet

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Britain’s Autocar Magazine recently tested seven of the most popular performance cars currently available in Britain to see how they stack up in the wet.  Through a series of tests including braking, acceleration lap times and others, Volkswagen’s Golf R was able to top the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and other fierce competitors […] More…

Find of the Day: 1962 15 Window Volkswagen Bus

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Sometimes when you see something, you’re just drawn to it, almost inexplicably.  Such is the case with today’s Find of the Day, a ’62 15 Window Bus, complete with authentic Speed Shop patina. While the exterior has only seen a fresh clear coat to protect the original patina, the Bus’s suspension and motor have been thoroughly […] More…

APR PSA: Is Your License Plate Robbing Horsepower?

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’ve always wondered what effect (if any) license plate placement had on a vehicle’s cooling system, and thanks to APR, we now have some concrete info.  Using their in-house Mk7 GTI development car, APR’s team ran dyno tests with a european license plate affixed to one of the car’s lower grilles, then with the lower […] More…