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Feature Car: APR Motorsport’s Race GTI

posted by on 17 December 2008 in Feature Cars

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We at VWvortex still reminisce about some of the cars we saw this summer, and tuner cars are no exception. APR Motorsport draws a crowd at every show they visit, and their display cars are a great visual backdrop for their portfolio of parts and accessories. The GTI featured here, APR Motorsport race car 191, […] More…

Feature Car: Corporate Cultured – Chris Gigon’s APR Stage III GTI

posted by on 26 September 2008 in Feature Cars

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You might call Chris Gigon a company man. No, he doesn’t work for the FBI – at least he’s not saying if he does. Rather, he’s an employee at Alabama’s APR. Consider his day job and consider that he owns this grey GTI and it’s a pretty good guess that any further discussion involves the […] More…

Feature Car: Rounded Edges

posted by on 15 June 2008 in Feature Cars

TO DO: PHOTOS SPEC SIDEBAR SPLIT INTO TWO PAGES Graduating from Porsche to Volkswagen seems backwards. Counterintuitive. A regression of sorts. But Steve Gaspár is not one to follow the crowd, and he’s happy to explain how his tenure as the driver of a trophy-winning Porsche was proper preparation for New Beetle ownership. We’re inclined […] More…

Feature Car: Sunshine Daydream

posted by on 16 December 2007 in Feature Cars

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Whether due to the Cabriolet’s charisma or its owners’ proclivity towards the flamboyant, the car is still a favorite in no small part for its ability to suit the owner’s style. Despite the fact that VW’s budget topless Rabbit has been around for more than 20 years, the Cabby’s still got a fun factor that […] More…

Feature Car: John Duda’s 2007 VW Jetta

posted by on 17 September 2007 in Feature Cars

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John Duda set out to make his car invisible, but according to popular opinion, he’s accomplished the exact opposite. “I’ve always liked the stealth look,” he says. “I wanted to be able to park the car in an unlit parking lot and make sure it wasn’t able to be seen.” That’s all well and good, […] More…

Feature Cars: VF-Engineering and GIAC’s RSS and RSR GTIs

posted by on 20 July 2007 in Feature Cars

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VF-Engineering has been providing complete forced induction solutions for enthusiasts for more than a dozen years, and they are perhaps best known for pairing their centrifugal supercharger kits with GIAC software on everything from R32s, M3s and even 911s. But when VW introduced the 2.0T, VF-Engineering founder Nik Saran saw the obvious performance potential in […] More…