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Giorgetto Giugiaro Leaves ItalDesign, Audi Purchases Remaining Ownership

posted by on 6 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Late last week, design icon Giorgetto Giugiaro has resigned from his position at the helm of ItalDesign, his family firm in which Audi has held a controlling (90.1%) stake since 2010. The designer sold his remaining shares to Audi, departing reportedly along with his son Fabrizio who was also active in the business. With this move, Audi becomes the […] More…

The First of its Kind: Integrated Engineering Releases Highly-Anticipated IE450T MK6 Golf R Turbo Kit

posted by on 2 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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After two long years of development, the team at Integrated Engineering has finally announced the release of their IE450T kit for the MK6 Golf R. With their turbo kit bolted on right out of the box, the sport AWD hatch is transformed into a 450bhp monster, with hardly any noticeable increase in spool time. In […] More…

AWE Tuning Completes Daily-Driver Inspired Mk7 Development Car

posted by on 22 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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AWE Tuning has revealed the final stage of their Daily Driver VW Mk7 GTI Project Car. Working with the likes of H&R, Rotiform, G.I.A.C., Brembo, and Yokohama, to build the ultimate daily driven GTI. Here is a summary of the upgrades for this commuting hot-hatch: AWE Tuning Performance Downpipe AWE Tuning Touring Edition Exhaust AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake G.I.A.C. […] More…

Golf R400 and XL Sport to Make Appearance at GTI International

posted by on 19 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Two top Volkswagen concept cars from Germany will be among the major attractions at this year’s GTI International, Britain’s longest-running and most successful annual event for enthusiasts of the Golf GTI and other related high-performance Volkswagen Group models. GTI International will this year again be staged at the Shakespeare County Raceway, near Stratford-upon-Avon, from 4-5 July. […] More…

ABT Upgraded Touareg TDI Packs A Punch

posted by on 18 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ABT Sportsline has set their sights on the new Touareg TDI, tuning the motor to produce 290hp and nearly 500tq, with looks to match.  Fitted with ABT’s full styling package and lowering springs, the ABT Touareg is an aggressive package topped off by 22″ ABT DR wheels.  For more info, check out ABT’s website. Read […] More…

Tyrolsport Releases UG Aluminum Radiator

posted by on 18 June 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Tyrolsport has announced the release of their UG Aluminum Radiator for Mk5 and Mk6-chassis FSI and TSI applications.  Designed to combat high water temperatures that can be caused by some aftermarket intercoolers, the Tyrolsport UG Aluminum Radiator can decrease radiator outlet temperatures by as much as 25 percent.  Tyrolsport claims that the unit will work with all […] More…