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Video: Radial Engine Built From Aircooled Volkswagen Parts

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Videos

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Typically used in early aircraft, Radial Engines utilize a single crankshaft which forces the pistons to “radiate” outward.  Over the years, many radial engines have been produced but we must say that this is the first that we have seen that was assembled using parts from Aircooled Volkswagen engines. In total, the engine displaces 2086ccs […] More…

Model Year 2015: New Golf Family, Redesigned Jetta, and New TDI® Clean Diesel Engine Head the Changes

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has announced its lineup for 2015, bringing with it a redesigned Jetta, new TDI Clean Diesel technology, and the new Golf R among many other changes and introductions.  Within the press release below you will find a model-by-model breakdown of the upcoming alterations to existing models, and a quick overview for each […] More…

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI Named 2014 Northwest Green Car of the Year

posted by on 22 July 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It seems that praise for the seventh generation Golf and Golf GTI is nearly universal (we’re looking at you, Consumer Reports), with the vehicle taking home yet another award.  The upcoming Golf TDI has been named the 2014 Northwest Green Car of the Year by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA) due to its mix […] More…

Find of the Day: 2007 Volkswagen Rabbit

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Chances are that if you live in the northeastern US and have been to a Volkswagen show in the last few years, you have seen this car.  Starting life as a humble white Volkswagen Rabbit, this car has been reinvented a number of times with the ‘final’ product being what you see now. The mod […] More…

Red Bull Global Rallycross Race Recaps: Volkswagen Rallycross NY

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Motorsport News

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While many of us were at Waterfest, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver Tanner Foust was on his way to victory at Volkswagen Rallycross DC.  Luckily for those of us who could not watch the race, Red Bull Global Rallycross has put a full recap together so that we can get caught up on the action.  Below […] More…

400hp Oettinger Golf R Now Available

posted by on 21 July 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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On the heels of Oettinger’s victory at the Tuner Gran Prix, the German tuning firm has released their 400hp conversion for the new Golf R.  Boasting a top speed of 174mph and a sprint to 60mph that takes less than four seconds, Oettinger’s Golf R is nothing to scoff at.  To compliment the power additions, […] More…