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Event Report: Orchid Euro Open House

posted by on 10 March 2015 in Events Coverage

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If you’ve spent any time at a Volkswagen enthusiast event (any of them, really), theres a very good chance that you’ve seen Orchid Euro and their blue Volkswagen Crafter-conveted Sprinter van, surrounded by more than a few Volkswagens converted to resemble their European-spec counterparts.  To those in the know, owner Jamie Orr and his staff can […] More…

Stars of Geneva 2015: Volkswagen Passat Variant by ABT Sportsline

posted by on 10 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Be it the sheer number of unveils, the concentration of Volkswagen Group unobtanium on display, or the impressive aftermarket turnout, this year’s Geneva Motor Show may just go down in history as one of the best ever.  To ensure that no noteworthy Volkswagen Group product wrongfully slips through the cracks, we’ve decided to place our […] More…

Porsche’s New GT3 RS Debuts in Geneva

posted by on 6 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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Porsche debuted their latest GT3 RS earlier this week in Switzerland at the Geneva Motor Show in front of journalists from around the world.  As with all other Porsche RS cars, the new one is all about the numbers- 500hp, 3.3 seconds to 62mph and a Nürburgring lap time of 7:20.  The fifth generation car […] More…

2015 Geneva Motor Show: Event Index

posted by on 6 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show Events Coverage

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Follow along with our ongoing coverage of the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. More…

Compared: 2015 Volkswagen GTI vs 2015 Subaru WRX

posted by on 17 February 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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Coming in around $30k, the Volkswagen GTI and Subaru WRX may not be the most obvious of rivals, but they offer similar fun at a similar price point and as such, are cross-shopped quite often. Even still, they are quite similar fundamentally. Both have turbocharged four-cylinder power. Both are synonyms for inexpensive fun. And both […] More…

Review: Soumatrix “Xtase” Speaker Upgrade Kit

posted by on 10 February 2015 in Reviews and Road Tests

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There was a time when the to-do list for a Volkswagen owner went like this: 1.) Suspension 2.) Intake 3.) Exhaust 4.) Chip 5.) Wheels 6.) Brakes 7.) Stereo Vortex archives are chock full of threads going all the way back to the late 90s, wherein readers debated the merits of those modifications as fervently […] More…