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posted by on 11 September 2015 in Columns

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Volkswagen enthusiast readers of VWvortex have commented to us that they don’t always see our content on Facebook. There are reasons for this that we’ll comment upon below, but the short reason for this is that our posting stories often on an hourly basis actually serves to hurt our Facebook distribution. Fortunately, we’ve found a workaround that […] More…

Event: Big SoCal Euro 2015

posted by on 10 September 2015 in Events Coverage

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A fixture on the west coast enthusiast show must certainly be Big SoCal Euro, one that’s been going for years and continues to be one of the best on the West Coast. Each summer, thousands of cars descend upon the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot for this all-European event, and no surprise, the Volkswagen Group enthusiast presence is always very good. […] More…

IAA 2015: Updated Porsche 911 “type 991 II” Goes all Turbo all the Time

posted by on 9 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Volkswagen Group sportscar stalwart Porsche has released details of its updated 911 known internally as Type 991 II. Typically such an update would include a mild restyling and interior improvements, all of which are there. But, it also includes the change to a range of engines that means all turbos throughout the normal range (excluding […] More…

IAA 2015: Bentley Unveils Bentayga, World’s Fastest SUV

posted by on 9 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Bentley will premiere their all-new Bentayga in just one week at this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show, marking the brand’s first foray into the premium SUV market.  Powered by a twin-turbo W12 powerplant, the Bentayga can sprint to sixty miles per hour in just four seconds, and go on to a top speed of 187.  Observers […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Interior

posted by on 4 September 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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When it comes to taking chances, as P.J. O’Rourke tells it, some people like to play poker or shoot dice; other people prefer to parachute jump, go rhino hunting, or climb ice floes, while still others engage in crime or marriage. Me? I like to get on eBay and type in Golf TDI and buy the “upgrades” […] More…

IAA 2015: Carscoops Catches the Tiguan Ahead of Reveal

posted by on 3 September 2015 in 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

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Well that didn’t take long.  Just 24 hours after Automobile published that the Tiguan would be shown in Frankfurt, and mere hours after we posted about it, Carscoops managed to snap two photos of the new crossover without any camouflage.  Shooting down on the rear 3/4 of the vehicle while it is filming it’s intro […] More…