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APR Releases Oil Protection System for Gen 1 EA888 TSI Engines

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the Oil Protection System (OPS) for the 2.0 TSI EA888 Gen 1 engine. The OPS is designed to protect the engine from oil starvation, which can cause immediate, and comprehensive, engine failure. The APR OPS is a racing inspired product backed by years of testing in the Grand-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. APRMotorsport’s […] More…

BBS Announces CH-R II Wheel

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German wheel manufacturer BBS recently announced the CH-R II, a two-piece version of the extremely popular CH-R model at the Geneva Motor Show.  The CH-R II combines the timeless look of the CH-R, with the latest technologies from BBS’s Motorsport division including specially milled spokes for reduced weight without compromising strength.  The BBS CH-R II […] More…

40 years ago: Golf Durability test from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It was said that the Beetle runs and runs and runs. Surely its successor, the Golf, had to also master this discipline with flying colors. That’s why the legendary motoring journalist Fritz B. Busch went along with four companions in two identical 70 HP 1.5 liter Golfs on a very big tour – from Alaska […] More…

Ogier Show Thrills 100,000 Fans in Portugal at Fafe Rally Sprint

posted by on 3 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Reigning World Rally Champion Sebastian Ogier piloted his Polo R WRC to a first place finish at the Fafe Rally Sprint, a sort of preamble to the Rally de Portugal.  Roughly 100,000 fans packed the 6km course which takes place on a section of the famous Lameirinha Special Stage which includes the massive jump pictured at […] More…

Volkswagen and Andretti Sports Marketing Return Professional Motorsports to Washington, D.C.

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen has paired up with Andretti Sports Marketing to bring the Red Bull Global Rallycross series to the nation’s capital for an event at RFK Stadium taking place on June 21st and 22nd.  The event, dubbed Volkswagen Rallycross DC, will be the third round of the series and is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE on […] More…

Golf GTE Makes UK Debut at The Gadget Show Live

posted by on 2 April 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The upcoming Volkswagen Golf GTE plug-in hybrid makes its UK debut at the Gadget Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham next week.  First displayed at the Geneva Auto Show last month, the Golf GTE combines a plug-in electric hybrid system with a 1.4L TSI direct-injection gas motor which propels the car from 0-62mph in […] More…