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Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 15 December 2014 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. Final […] More…

Volkswagen Group Delivers Over Nine Million Vehicles in Period to November for First Time

posted by on 12 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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9.08 million units handed over from Jan. to Nov. / +4.6 per cent* 834,800 vehicles delivered in November / +0.7 per cent* Group Board Member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Deliveries on track. Ten million mark within reach.” Wolfsburg, 12 December, 2014: The Volkswagen Group delivered over nine million vehicles from January to November for the […] More…

First Bugatti Lifestyle Boutique Opens in London

posted by on 12 December 2014 in Bugatti News

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Under the motto “The Blue of London”, Bugatti opened its first worldwide lifestyle boutique in the Brompton Road 24/26 in exclusive Knightsbridge. After the successful launch of its Lifestyle Collection a year ago in Milan, this is the next big step in the brand extension strategy of the French supercar manufacturer. Over the next five […] More…

Sébastien Ogier and Polo R WRC to Take on Challenge from Gameshow Contestant

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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Spectacular appearance on Saturday night show on German TV World Champion Ogier and the Polo R WRC in action in final outside challenge An unusual outing for the World Champion – Sébastien Ogier and the Volkswagen Polo R WRC will face a very special challenge on the ZDF show “Wetten, dass…?” (“You Bet”) on Saturday […] More…

Porsche 911 GT3 RS Spied Testing Undisguised

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Porsche News

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Porsche is making a push towards the more hardcore this year with the GT3 RS and GT4 variants of the 911, Cayman and Boxster.  Hot on the heels of yesterday’s Boxster GT4 spy shots, the spies at CarPix have sent over a batch of images of the 991 generation GT3 RS.  As the GT3 RS […] More…

From the Armchair: Suggesting a Nostalgia Shift from Bugs to Bunny

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Columns

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Nostalgia plays are a tough move. Ford does it with the Mustang, MINI does it with the… well… MINI, and Volkswagen does it with the Beetle. While not the boom segment it was during the era of the PT Cruiser or Ford Thunderbird, the nostalgia segment has been weened to mainly sustainable icon-inspired models. Even […] More…

Find of the Day: 1943 Volkswagen Type 166 Schwimmwagen

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Military vehicles are undeniably cool.  Built specifically to serve a singular purpose, these vehicles offer a stripped down look at the technologies and mindsets of the time period in which they were manufactured.  While we can’t get behind the side this vehicle was utilized by, it remains an extremely cool piece, making it our Find […] More…

Georg Kacher Details Upcoming Veyron Replacement

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Bugatti News

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Bugatti’s Veyron has led a good life over its ten years of production.  Seemingly countless special editions, a targa variant and power level changes have helped to keep the car to feel fresh for a full decade, but all good things must come to an end.  Rumors have been swirling for quite some time about […] More…

ŠKODA Produces One Million Vehicles in One Year for First Time

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Success within the Volkswagen Group is widespread this year, as sales records continue to fall.  The latest to break an existing record in ŠKODA, who has manufactured one million vehicles for the first time in the company’s 119 year history.  Considering that from ŠKODA’s first sale in 1905 until 2006, the firm had only moved 10 […] More…

Choice Gear: Revant Optics Elite Sunglass Lenses

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Choice Gear

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In our world, Sunglasses are a unfortunately a consumable item.  Frequent travel and constant use from May until September during show season means that they are often abused and neglected, causing lenses to be rendered useless after a few months.  This can get to be an expensive proposition if you buy new units twice a year. In an […] More…

Volkswagen’s 1.8T Named to “2015 Ward’s 10 Best Engines” List

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Now powering the 2015 Golf 1.8T, the EA888 turbocharged and direct-injection engine is honored on the coveted list for the second consecutive year Herndon, VA — Volkswagen of America, Inc. is pleased to announce today that the Volkswagen EA888 1.8-liter four-cylinder TSI® engine has been named to WardsAuto World magazine’s “2015 10 Best Engines” list. Powering the all-new […] More…

Video: Why Good Motor Mounts are Important

posted by on 10 December 2014 in Videos

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Certain parts of our cars get neglected.  We’re all guilty of it.  Chances are, if it doesn’t make an obnoxious noise or cause a warning light, the majority of us are likely to ignore some issues altogether.  One such often-neglected item are engine and transmission mounts.  Seeing as they connect a continuously-moving item to the […] More…