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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…

CAR Magazine Reports Volkswagen Looking into Multiple Body Styles For Next-Gen Beetle

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In an article recently published by UK’s CAR Magazine, Volkswagen is “considering four new body styles” for the MQB platform Beetle when it debuts in 2019.  CAR reports that the body styles currently being considered include an all wheel drive Crossover, a Beetle ‘sports car’, a five-door example and last (but certainly not least) a […] More…

Find of the Day: 1991 Volkswagen Jetta Carat

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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With first generation cars becoming more and more scarce, we’re finally beginning to see second generation Golf and Jetta models get the attention they deserve.  The level of customization present on many MK2 builds is quite impressive, and today’s Find of the Day is no exception. With most current builds, there is an intense amount […] More…

Video: Jari-Matti Latvala Tests Ahead of Rally Germany

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Motorsport News Videos

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Volkswagen Motorsport has been testing heavily ahead of Rally Germany, intent on overcoming previous year’s hardships at their home event.  The folks at the ZeroUndersteer YouTube channel have uploaded a clip of on such practice session, on a former WRC stage in the German countryside with Jari-Matti Latvala behind the wheel of his Volkswagen Polo […] More…

The New Škoda Fabia: Practical and Full of Emotion

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Skoda News

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With the release for the new Škoda Fabia, the brand moves to a sportier, more emotional design language.  Using lines first seen on the Škoda VisionC design study earlier this year, the third generation Fabia is a vast improvement over previous designs.  The new design also allows for the vehicle to be larger inside and […] More…

Formula 3 Star Max Verstappen To Become Youngest Ever To Compete Formula 1

posted by on 19 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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At just 16 years old, Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to ever compete in Formula 1 next year when he makes the transition from his Volkswagen-powered Formula 3 car to a Scuderia Torro Roso Formula machine.  Max will be a second-generation Formula One Driver, following in his father Jos Verstappen’s footsteps, and has […] More…

Autocar Reports Next Generation Volkswagen Golf to Borrow Styling Cues and Technology from XL1

posted by on 18 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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According to an article published today by Autocar, the eighth generation Volkswagen Golf will feature a design based on the 313mpg XL1 and next-generation engine technology to maximize efficiency and meet strict EU CO2 emissions standards which take effect in 2020.  With the car an estimated 4 years away from its european debut, Volkswagen has […] More…