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WORLD RX: Racers Return to Spiritual Home at Lydden Hill

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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The FIA World Rallycross Championship returns to Great Britain this weekend, bringing nearly 30 Supercars to do battle at the sport’s spiritual home.  Returning to the spot where Top Gear presenter called the racing “brilliant”, Volkswagen drivers Johan Kristoffersson and Tomas Heikkinen look to gain precious ground on points leader Petter Solberg, while Tanner Foust […] More…

HPA TouchMotion AWD Programmer for Gen.1 Haldex 4-motion Systems

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Compatibility Audi A3/S3 Quattro (Mk1), Audi TT Quattro (Mk1), Seat Leon 4, Seat Alhambra, Skoda Octavia 4×4, VW Golf R32 (Mk4), VW Bora AWD, VW Sharan AWD, VW Beetle RSi The TouchMotion AWD Programmer (TMAP) from HPA Motorsports is a plug and play device compatible with Gen.1 Haldex 4-motion controllers. Designed to be fully compatible with both […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen in Front at “Free Practice” in Portugal

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Mikkelsen, Ogier and Latvala first, second and third in shakedown at Rally Portugal First time that three second generation Polo R WRC are in action Perfect start to the Rally Portugal: Volkswagen took the top three spots in “free practice” at the fifth event of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) season. Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene […] More…

USP Presents Billet Oil Dipsticks for the 1.8T and 2.0T!

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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An oil dipstick is a vital part of any car. The oil dipstick is a thin piece of metal that extends into the engine’s oil pan and allows you to read your engine’s oil level. In order to save money Volkswagen designed the oil dip stick with a plastic handle and a plastic level indicator. […] More…

BILSTEIN and Nürburgring Extend Partnership

posted by on 21 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Bilstein has announced an extension of their partnership with the legendary Nürburgring for another five years.  As part of the agreement, Bilstein will retain naming rights for a grandstand at the circuit, the GP course’s ‘Bilstein Bend’, and prominent ad placement around the facility.  The company will also continue to heavily test all products at the […] More…

Oettinger 500R Makes Debut at Wörthersee 2015

posted by on 20 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Oettinger pulled the covers off of their Golf 500R this past weekend at Wörthersee, featuring a wind-tunnel developed bodykit and a top speed of 186mph.  Built as a display piece specifically for the event, Oettinger saw fit to remove the Golf R’s 2.0T and replace it with Audi’s 2.5 TFSI, tuned to produce 518hp.  Those […] More…

Event Report: Southern Worthersee 2015

posted by on 20 May 2015 in Events Coverage

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There’s been much ado about this year’s SoWo since this past Saturday night, when Instagram, Facebook and other Social Media channels exploded with images and commentary focusing on the event’s bad eggs.  But first, let’s chat a bit about the event itself. Our journey started early Thursday morning as part of the Orchid Euro/Coolwater cruise […] More…

Volkswagen Golf R 400 Test Mule Spied at Nurburgring

posted by on 20 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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We all knew it would happen, it was just a matter of when.  Our spies at CarPix have sent over the first batch of Golf R 400 spy pictures, and while the car doesn’t look all that much different from its ‘lesser’ counterpart, this one is more about what your not seeing. On the outside […] More…

Wörthersee 2015 Photo Gallery: Day 9

posted by on 19 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Alas, the all things VAG festival of Wörthersee in Austria has ended its multi-week go. The corporate presence from brands like Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda are firmly in place and the final “official” days are now over. Our own Jamie Vondruska popped in during the craziness of the official days and has submitted several […] More…

Volkswagen Apprentices Present Golf GTI Dark Shine at Wörthersee

posted by on 19 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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Other show car premieres: Golf Variant Biturbo Edition (Zwickau) and ŠKODA FUNstar (Mladá  Boleslav) They have followed the call of the lake: 13 Wolfsburg apprentices from Volkswagen and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have traveled to the 34th Wörthersee GTI meeting today to present their 395 PS (290 kW) Golf GTI Dark Shine to the public […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 19 May 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…

Volkswagen Group Deliveries Increase to 3.34 Million in First Quarter of 2015

posted by on 19 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Slight increase of 1.0 percent in deliveries for first four months 853,200 vehicles handed over in April Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Mixed market trends. Continued focus on qualitative growth.” The Volkswagen Group delivered 3.34 (January-April 2014: 3.31; +1.0 percent) million vehicles from January to April this year. The Company handed over 853,200 […] More…