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Bentley Introduces Limited Edition Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series

posted by on 30 June 2015 in Bentley News

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Bentley announced today that a new, extremely limited production special edition of their Continental GT Speed will debut tomorrow at the Boeing Safari Airshow in Seattle.  Dubbed the ‘Continental GT Speed Breitling Jet Team Series’ and taking its paint inspiration directly from the L-39 Albatros airplane, this new model will be Bentley’s fastest production vehicle […] More…

TDI-Powered Car Traverses US on Single Tank of Fuel

posted by on 29 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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After averaging an extremely impressive 66mpg, the Neste/CLP Motorsports team has crossed the United States in just a single tank of Neste NEXTBL renewable diesel fuel. The team traveled a total of 2,507 miles at an average of 68mph across the American south, getting a bit of help from Tanner Foust on the final day. […] More…

Project Golf SportWagen- Intro

posted by on 29 June 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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I’ve never really been one for SUVs and crossovers.  The current offerings aren’t the body-on-frame, go-anywhere specialty tools I remember from my youth, and what they lack in capability, they also lack in on-road performance. The current crop isn’t terribly good at handling or being efficient, which in my opinion are major components of the ideal […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 29 June 2015 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. 50 […] More…

Volkswagen Completes Successful Renewable Fuel Evaluation with Solazyme and Amyris

posted by on 29 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Two-year trial evaluated the effects of renewable diesel solutions with existing and next-generation TDI® Clean Diesel applications Belmont, Calif. –Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced the successful completion of its Renewable Diesel Evaluation Program in collaboration with Solazyme, Inc. (Nasdaq:SZYM) and Amyris, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMRS), two of the world’s leaders in renewable fuels and products. Beginning […] More…

Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn Accepts Honor From the Museum of Modern Art New York

posted by on 29 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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At the Annual MoMA PS1 Gala Benefit , Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, was honored on behalf of Volkswagen for his contribution to promoting international arts and culture. The event took place in New York City on Thursday night. In his laudatory speech, Glenn D. Lowry, Director […] More…

Bentley Team Dyson Racing Returns to Road America

posted by on 26 June 2015 in Bentley News

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Bentley Team Dyson Racing heads to the spot where their Bentley GT3 Campaign began just one year ago this weekend, looking to recapture the success of last years effort at Road America.  The weekend will see three different grueling competitions, with the normally scheduled double-header, as well as a make-up round being run in place of […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Heads to Full Speed Festival in Poland

posted by on 26 June 2015 in Motorsport News

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Rally Poland with highest average speeds of the year Terra incognita: three quarters of the gravel event around Mikołajki on new tracks Seventh WRC event of the year marks the start of the second half of the season Fast meets faster – Volkswagen takes on the fastest special stages of the FIA World Rally Championship […] More…

2015 KS Energy and Environment Prize for Golf GTE and Audi A3 e-tron

posted by on 26 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Automotive club “Kraftfahrerschutz e.V.” recognises the Volkswagen Group for eighth time This year, the Energy and Environment Prize of the automobile club “Kraftfahrer Schutz e.V.” (KS) is being awarded to the Volkswagen Group. A jury of experts awarded the innovative plug-in hybrid in the Golf GTE1 and Audi A3 e-tron2. Accepting the award this morning in […] More…

Volkswagen Group, Museum of Modern Art, and MoMA PS1 Expand Long-Term Partnership

posted by on 26 June 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Two further years of cooperation agreed Volkswagen Group of America to be lead partner of MoMA education The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and MoMA PS1 and Volkswagen Group of America (VWGoA) announced on Thursday afternoon in New York City an expanded two-year partnership that will provide lead support for all of MoMA’s award-winning education […] More…

Volkswagen UK Announces Pricing for Sixth-Generation Transporter

posted by on 25 June 2015 in Volkswagen News


  Sixth-generation Transporter panel van priced from £17,745 (ex VAT) Broadest range of engines, trims and transmissions ever offered Engine range includes new Euro 6 unit with improved efficiency and lower emissions Higher equipment levels across the new Transporter range Kombi models priced from £19,840 (ex VAT) Order books open 6 July – deliveries start […] More…

Porsche Details Presence at Goodwood Festival of Speed

posted by on 25 June 2015 in Porsche News

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Not to be outdone by the other brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, Porsche will be putting out a wide array of notable vehicles from their past and present at this year’s Goodwood Festival of speed.  Including everything from the 1973 917/30 Can Am, all the way up to this year’s Le Mans winning 919 […] More…