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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…

Theophilus Chin Renders Golf Sportsvan Alltrack

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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With Volkswagen’s Golf Sportsvan currently on sale, and the introduction of the Golf Alltrack in Paris a few weeks ago, it only makes sense that Automotive Manipulator Theophilus Chin would see to combine the two into what could potentially be an all-new model.  Seeing as the CrossGolf was an extremely similar model,  we’d wager that […] More…

Carbon Works Berlin Releases Carbon Fiber Grille for Golf 5 R32

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Carbon tailoring has become a big part of the Audi aftermarket recently, and now some of those very same companies are starting to shift focus towards Volkswagen as well.  Berlin-based Carbon Works Berlin has set their sights on a few generations of Golf, with their most recent piece being a Carbon Fiber grille for the Mk5 […] More…

Asgard Performance Stuffs Bi-Turbo V10 into a Golf

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’ve seen our fair share of engine swaps, but this is definitely a first.  Starting with a perfectly good Mk4 R32 and a homeless ten cylinder Lamborghini motor, Asgard Performance set out to combine the two into one of the most extreme Mk4s in existence. The finished product- technically now an R52, is claimed to have […] More…