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VWvortex Beetle RS 2.0

posted by on 18 July 2012 in Project Cars

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If you remember back to last year around this time, we took a stock 2012 turbo Beetle and built our own version of a Beetle RS inspired by a photoshop done by one of our readers, Saige Kirkland. You can read the whole story HERE. That car went back to VW and we waited patiently […] More…

Project Touareg GTD: Introduction

posted by on 9 November 2011 in Project Cars

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On the surface of it, Volkswagen’s latest Touareg TDI already has a lot to offer. With interior quality on par with its Audi or Porsche platform siblings, an improved infotainment platform, increased interior space and creature comforts like power-releasing rear seat row, it rather deftly makes the very subtle shift from quirky off-road badass to […] More…

VWvortex Beetle RS Project – Stage I

posted by on 7 June 2011 in Project Cars

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We like the new 2012 Beetle. Our readers like the new 2012 Beetle. In fact our readers have been making photoshop, after photoshop of modified versions and we thought it would be fitting to pick one and try and build it to see how it looks. There are a few conditions however. For starters this […] More…

Wrapping Up Our 2010 GTI

posted by on 13 January 2011 in Project Cars

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When Volkswagen launched its sixth-generation GTI last year, it promised that the latest version of this iconic hatchback would be the closest yet in spirit to the original. Naturally we were curious to see how the VW crew would achieve this, since the fifth-generation GTI — on which the sixth-gen is quite closely related — […] More…

VWvortex fifteen52 Jetta 6 Project Series – Intro

posted by on 22 December 2010 in Project Cars

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Around these parts, Brad Beardow at fifteen52 needs no intro. Brad has been around the VW block a *long* time and has built some memorable cars over the last 15+ years. Everything from his Projectzwo kitted Golf, New Beetle and Jetta to his famous “Project X” build series here on VWvortex where he cut up […] More…

GTI Mk6 Project – Clearing the Airways

posted by on 3 November 2010 in Project Cars

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In our last VW GTI update, we covered the install of new tires and wheels to beef up the aesthetic side of our little hatch. But, as they say, what good is show without the go? To help rectify that, we turned to Forge Motorsports, who just released an intake kit for the sixth-generation GTI. […] More…