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Video: Chris Harris Flogs Bentley GT3 R on Track

posted by on 22 April 2015 in Videos

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While Bentley’s Continental GT3 R may be a stripped down, more ‘focused’ version of their extremely popular coupe, no one could ever describe it as light.  Tipping the scales at nearly 5,000 lbs, the GT3 R certainly has much to overcome to give it the look and feel of a proper sports car.  Luckily, the […] More…

Volkswagen Initiates Buyout of Remaining Scania Stock

posted by on 22 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft is paying SEK 200 plus interest of SEK 5.02 in cash per share to the noncontrolling interest shareholders of Scania who did not tender their shares in the course of Volkswagen’s offer. This was announced by Volkswagen in Wolfsburg on Tuesday, based on the corresponding decision by the responsible arbitration tribunal. Volkswagen has […] More…

Shanghai 2015: Volkswagen Group Night Video and Gallery Now Live

posted by on 21 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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When it comes to world auto shows, AutoShanghai may just be the Chinese equivalent of the Frankfurt IAA. Likely the largest for the Chinese market, now the world’s largest car market, this event happens but once every two years (also just like Frankfurt). Alas, we didn’t attend but we’ve assembled a collection of photos and […] More…

Smith Volkswagen to Hold Inaugural Car Show

posted by on 21 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The Smith Volkswagen Performance and Tuning Center will be holding their first Volkswagen and Audi Show on Sunday, May 3rd from 10am until 2pm at their Wilmington, Delaware headquarters.  A retailer of brands like APR, BBS Wheels, Black Forest Industries, 42 Draft Designs and others, the Smith Performance and Tuning Center will be offering door prizes […] More…

Lamborghini Announces Re-Launch of In-House Restoration Service

posted by on 21 April 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Running a global corporation isn’t as easy as it used to be, and due to the long hours you’ve been working, your Lamborghini has been neglected.  It doesn’t run as well or look quite as good as it once did, and you need someone to scoop the car up and return it to its former glory. […] More…

Event Report: Techno Classica 2015

posted by on 21 April 2015 in Events Coverage

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Essen, Germany – Held indoors at Messe Essen and boasting official presence from more than 25 different brands, Techno Classica is best described as a Concours for the auto industry.  In addition to Auto Show-style displays from each of the attending brands, Techno Classica is also a great place to buy and sell classic cars.  This […] More…

Video: Jason Cammisa’s Scirocco Featured on Petrolicious

posted by on 21 April 2015 in Videos

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“The biggest surprise that people get, is that I leave a Veyron Super Sport, or a Porsche 918 Hybrid, and all I want to do is drive my Volkswagen Scirocco.”  If you’ve ever been around Road and Track’s Jason Cammisa there’s a good chance that his Scirocco has come up in conversation at least once.  Having owned […] More…

JE Design Goes Wide with New Touareg

posted by on 20 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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JE Design has set their sights on the facelift Touareg, adding a healthy dose of power to the V8 TDI and some much needed aggression to the SUV’s exterior.  By fitting an electronic lowering module, 22″ wheels and flared wheel arches among other aerodynamic touches, the relatively tame Touareg exterior is made to look downright tough.  JE […] More…

Video: Sport Auto Hot Laps Cayman GT4 at Nurburgring

posted by on 20 April 2015 in Videos

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One lap of the Nurburgring has become the true measure of a car’s performance due to its ability to test grip, speed, balance and acceleration all in one 12.9 mile continuous loop.  Although some may dismiss the facility due to making vehicles too harsh in exchange for bit of marketing hype, the fact remains that many […] More…

BTCC: Champion Trio Delivers at Donington Park

posted by on 20 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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The second weekend of the 2015 British Touring Car Championship is officially in the books, with the Volkswagen CC race cars of Team BMR taking home two victories and valuable points.  Drivers Jason Plato and Colin Turkington took first place in the first two events, while teammate Aron Smith fought his way to a fifth […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 20 April 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. FIA […] More…

Shanghai 2015: Volkswagen Premieres C Coupé GTE and Scirocco GTS

posted by on 20 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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While this may look virtually identical to the Sport Coupe Concept GTE shown at the Geneva Auto Show just a month ago, this is an all-new concept and a big one. Built on an MLB component platform, this car has a longitudinal mounted engine and a wheelbase virtually identical to the long wheel base Phaeton. More details after the jump… More…