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Popcorn on a Mk2 Golf Is Art… But Is It the New Rust?

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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There are trends that circulate amongst “the scene” that tend to serve as low hanging fruit for critics. Purposely rusty panels or wicker seats are some that come to mind. Fortunately, what you see here is not from the show scene… unless that show is an art show. What you see here is a work by artist Lucas […] More…

Volkswagen of America Announces Pricing of 2015 Jetta, Starting at $16,215

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The entry-level 2.0L trim starts at just $16,215, featuring a standard five-speed manual transmission New limited-edition 1.8T Sport trim offers lowered sport suspension, navigation, rearview camera, rear spoiler and darkened taillights, starting at $20,895 New driver assistance systems available: Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning System, and Park Distance Control Improved aerodynamics […] More…

Volkswagen of America Announces Pricing for 2015 e-Golf

posted by on 25 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The most versatile Electric Vehicle in its class goes on sale in November, priced at $35,445 for the fully equipped SEL Premium model Drivetrain consists of 24.2 kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with 199 pound-feet of torque; 7.2 kW onboard charger is standard Standard fast charging capability allows 80 percent battery charge within […] More…

Volkswagen Leads Amidst Drama at Home Round of the WRC

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Latvala leads after first third of the Rally Germany Ogier starts under Rally2 regulations on Saturday after slip Fourth place overall for Mikkelsen on German debut in the Polo R WRC Mixed feelings for Volkswagen: Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) opened up a commanding lead on day one of the Rally Germany. The duo currently second […] More…

Bespoke Calendars Designed to Grow Future World RX Stars

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rallycross has announced today they they are taking steps to increase the number of competitors in their Super1600 and TouringCar classes, through use of a more “tightly focused” events calendar.   With more drivers competing in entry level classes, FIA World Rallycross hopes to strengthen their series and achieve long-term growth.  Utilizing the […] More…

Find of the Day- Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T Syncro

posted by on 22 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Interesting swaps seem to be a staple of our “Find of the Day” features, and this certainly fits the bill. Back in 2010, Canada’s Shift Autosport took a run-of-the mill MK3 Jetta, and swap in an AWP code 1.8T motor, then add the syncro system from a Passat for good measure. With the 1.8T swapped […] More…

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…