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Super Trofeo: Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo is a New Benchmark

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Lamborghini News

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As the darling of Lamborghini’s one-make race series, the new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo has a lot to live up to.  Technical specs and in-depth information has begun to creep out following the car’s introduction last weekend at Pebble Beach, and from what we can see the new Super Trofeo is extremely impressive.  Built […] More…

Volkswagen Receives 2014 Sustainability Award

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand has received the best rating of 37 automotive brands in the survey “with a clear conscience – Sustainability Award 2014″, thus winning the industry award.  This award is the result of a large-scale nationwide survey by Germany Test, Focus Money and consulting company Faktenkontor. On the survey were a total of 1,000 brands […] More…

ABT Sportsline Boosts the Golf R to 400hp

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German tuning house ABT Sportsline has set their sights on the new Golf R, with the goal of improving both aesthetics and outright performance.  Through use of the new ABT Power S kit, ABT Sportsline was able to boost the car’s output to 400hp with a combination of software tuning, a high flow catalytic converter, […] More…

AWE Tuning Launches “180 Technology™” Exhaust Brand

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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AWE Tuning has announced the trademark of its Helmholtz resonator technology under the new brand “AWE Tuning 180 Technology™”, which features a logo which will be present on all exhaust lines with this technology moving forward.  The technology uses reflective sound cancellation and strategically located ports and chambers to produce what AWE Tuning calls their “signature […] More…

Volkswagen Releases Accessories Catalog for 2015 Jetta

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Ahead of the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta’s arrival at dealerships, Volkswagen Accessories has published their catalog of enhancements for the model.  Going beyond the usual wheels and iPhone adapters, the Volkswagen Accessories catalog includes Volkswagen’s innovative Plug and Play sound system which can be either installed in the spare wheel well, or in the luggage compartment, […] More…

Dyson Racing Team Bentley to Race Second Continental GT3 in Pirelli World Challenge

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Bentley News Motorsport News

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Dyson Racing Team Bentley has revealed plans to enter a second Bentley GT3 in this weekend’s Pirelli World Challenge races at Sonoma Raceway, to be campaigned in all of this season’s remaining races.  The second Bentley will be piloted by Guy Smith, who currently competes in the Blancpain Endurance Series in Europe and won the 2003 24 […] More…

Video: A StanceWorks Take on Southern Worthersee

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Videos

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Although the Volkswagen enthusiast show season sees new events each year, many consider May’s Southern Worthersee and September’s H20i to be the beginning and end of each year’s enthusiast calendar.  As such, an increased amount of emphasis seems to be placed on these two gatherings, and even though we left Georgia three months ago, new […] More…

Switch to Asphalt Successfully Mastered: Volkswagen Out in Front at the Rally Germany Shakedown

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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First, second and third for Latvala, Ogier and Mikkelsen Home race for Volkswagen at first all-asphalt round of the 2014 WRC Perfect start on home ground: Volkswagen occupied the top three positions at the end of the Rally Germany Shakedown. Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) clocked the fastest time at the first all-asphalt event in this […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Announces Crafter Special Edition

posted by on 21 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Australia has announced the addition of the Crafter Special Edition to their lineup of Crafter vehicles.  Only 100 Candy White Crafter Special Editions will be produced, all of which are based off of the Crafter 50′s single cab chassis featuring a large cargo tray measuring in at 4,300mm (169″) by 2,130mm (84″). […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team Aims for Podium Finishes at Daytona this Weekend

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Herndon, VA  — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is eager to get back on the podium to kick off the second half of the season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. This weekend the rallycross series heads to Daytona International Speedway where the cars will race on a custom GRC track sited on the inside […] More…

Event Report- Dub Deliverance

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Normally when you think of a Volkswagen Event, you think of a sweltering parking lot in New Jersey, or perhaps a grassy park with some trees to provide shade from the summer sun.  Now in its fourth year, Dub Deliverance looks to change all that, giving Volkswagen and Audi owners free reign of Summit Point Raceway […] More…

TAG Heuer Now Official Supplier of Volkswagen in the WRC

posted by on 20 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Watch and sunglasses brand on board as new partner of Volkswagen Motorsport Sébastien Ogier’s personal sponsor supports World Championship winning team Volkswagen Motorsport welcomes a strong new partner on board: renowned watch and accessories manufacturer TAG Heuer is the official supplier of the 2013 World Rally Champions and current WRC leaders. The first stopwatch mechanism, […] More…