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Oettinger 500R Makes Debut at Wörthersee 2015

posted by on 20 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Oettinger pulled the covers off of their Golf 500R this past weekend at Wörthersee, featuring a wind-tunnel developed bodykit and a top speed of 186mph.  Built as a display piece specifically for the event, Oettinger saw fit to remove the Golf R’s 2.0T and replace it with Audi’s 2.5 TFSI, tuned to produce 518hp.  Those […] More…

Event Report: Southern Worthersee 2015

posted by on 20 May 2015 in Events Coverage

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There’s been much ado about this year’s SoWo since this past Saturday night, when Instagram, Facebook and other Social Media channels exploded with images and commentary focusing on the event’s bad eggs.  But first, let’s chat a bit about the event itself. Our journey started early Thursday morning as part of the Orchid Euro/Coolwater cruise […] More…

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 20 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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We all knew it would happen, it was just a matter of when.  Our spies at CarPix have sent over the first batch of Golf R 400 spy pictures, and while the car doesn’t look all that much different from its ‘lesser’ counterpart, this one is more about what your not seeing. On the outside […] More…

Wörthersee 2015 Photo Gallery: Day 9

posted by on 19 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Alas, the all things VAG festival of Wörthersee in Austria has ended its multi-week go. The corporate presence from brands like Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda are firmly in place and the final “official” days are now over. Our own Jamie Vondruska popped in during the craziness of the official days and has submitted several […] More…

Volkswagen Apprentices Present Golf GTI Dark Shine at Wörthersee

posted by on 19 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Other show car premieres: Golf Variant Biturbo Edition (Zwickau) and ŠKODA FUNstar (Mladá  Boleslav) They have followed the call of the lake: 13 Wolfsburg apprentices from Volkswagen and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have traveled to the 34th Wörthersee GTI meeting today to present their 395 PS (290 kW) Golf GTI Dark Shine to the public […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 19 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. FIA […] More…