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Man Builds Solar-Powered Volkswagen Bus Capable of 80mph

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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When you’re the Chief Technology Officer for a Healthcare firm that specializes in delivery robots, forward thinking just sort of comes with the territory.  After a while of doing what was once considered impossible, I’d imagine you remove the word from your vocabulary.  Such is the case with Vecna CTO Daniel Theobald, a man who, […] More…

New KTM GT4 Racer with 2.0TFSI Power In Development

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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There may be a new, more radical vehicle coming to the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT-S class when racing gets underway early next year.  Reiter Engineering and KTM have announced details on their new, yet to be named GT4 racer which is based on the firm’s popular X-Bow model and powered by the Volkswagen Group’s award-winning […] More…

Find of the Day: 1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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At the moment, early Volkswagen Golf and Jetta models are in a very interesting price point.  Not quite at full-blown collector status, deals are to be had with many extremely cool first and second generation cars going for relatively little money.  Case in point is today’s Find of the Day- a 1984 Volkswagen Jetta GLI. Appearing […] More…

2015 Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Calendar Confirmed

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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Lamborghini has released the events calendar for their 2015 Blancpain Super Trofeo series, featuring the all-new Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo.  The series will compete along with the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge in North America, with other series taking place in Europe and Asia and meeting up for a World Final at Sebring International […] More…

Forza for the Holidays Giveaway

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Choice Gear

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It’s the holiday season, and we’re feeling generous.  Together with some help from our friends at Microsoft, we’ve got two (2) pretty killer prize packs that we will be giving away to our readers and forum users as a small token of our appreciation. As Forza Horizon 2 sets out to prove, life is all […] More…

APR Releases 1.8 TSI Generation 3 ECU Upgrade for the MQB Platform

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the Generation 3, 1.8 TSI and TFSI engine as found in the MQB platform vehicles. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the […] More…

Video: Polo Hillclimb Assault

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Videos

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Hillclimb racing translates extremely well to the YouTube format, as runs are generally quick, both in duration and in velocity. The cars are extremely focused, including numerous functional enhancements for downforce and power, making all the right noises. Pair these time-attack style builds with a few cameras staged on a race route, and you’re guaranteed to get […] More…

2015 Golf GTI Wins Autoweek’s “Best of the Best”/Car Award

posted by on 16 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The seventh-generation “hot-hatch” is recognized for its perfect combination of performance, economy, fit and finish, design and value  Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is proud to announce today that the 2015 Golf GTI has won Autoweek’s annual “Best of the Best”/Car award. The all-new Golf GTI was evaluated against every new or significantly updated model throughout […] More…

JPM Coachworks Announces Holiday Sale on All Volkswagen Fabrics

posted by on 15 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Atlanta-based JPM Coachworks has announced the launch of their new website and a 15% Holiday Sale on their most popular items.  JPM is a full-service tailoring company, specializing in custom interior work and distribution of Alcantara as well as numerous OEM Volkswagen fabrics including Jacky and Clark Plaid cloth.  Check out their website here, and stay updated on their […] More…

Motor Mavericks Monthly Wheel Giveaway

posted by on 15 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Motor Mavericks have announced an upcoming monthly wheel giveaway, with automatic entry after each purchase from their online store.  As a bonus for VWvortex Members, each purchase will be worth one additional entry into the drawing, meaning that VWvortex members will have much better odds than other participants. Read the full Press Release below. The […] More…

ECS Tuning Releases Billet Aluminum Oil Filter Housing for VR6 24v Applications

posted by on 15 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The ECS Tuning Billet Oil Filter Housing is an attractive, durable upgrade designed to prevent dangerous and unsightly oil leaks. It is an exact-fit replacement from the original; but the similarity ends there. You can forget about cracked housings and the worry of stripping out threads since aluminum is much more forgiving than plastic.  It […] More…

Škoda Begins Production of New Fabia Estate

posted by on 15 December 2014 in Skoda News

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Škoda has announced the beginning of production of the new Fabia Estate, a vehicle which the brand claims will be a “pillar” of the brand’s growth strategy.  Going on sale next month, the Fabia Estate offers the largest storage space in its class and is built upon the Volkswagen Group’s MQB architecture. Read the full […] More…