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ŠKODA Reports Record-Setting 2014

posted by on 17 March 2015 in Skoda News

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ŠKODA has announced that new records in both sales and profits were set in 2014, with revenues up nearly 14% and deliveries up 12.7% over the previous year.  The company says that the key to these records can be traced back to lineup expansion, which will continue well into 2015.  So far this year, ŠKODA has […] More…

H&R Springs Upgrades New European Passat

posted by on 17 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Lennestadt, 17 March 2015 – In its class, the VW Passat has always set standards – and from the outset, H&R has developed made-to-measure suspension components for this model. This also applies to the latest eighth generation of the ever popular saloon: H&R now offers sport springs with lowering for the unexcitedly stylish notchback version. On both […] More…

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Makes North Amercian Debut

posted by on 17 March 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini’s new Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce was shown for the first time in North America at last weekend’s Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, giving attendees and potential buyers an up-close and personal look at the supercar manufacturer’s latest high-powered offering.  Originally unveiled earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, the Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce […] More…

World RX: Volkswagen Sweden Backs Two World Championship Teams

posted by on 16 March 2015 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen Sweden has announced their support of two FIA World Rallycross Championship teams, bringing additional Polo RX Supercars to the series in 2015.  In addition to Marklund Motorsports’ duo of Polo RX Supercars, Kristofferson Motorsport (KMS) will be campaigning two Volkswagens during this year’s events.  With major backing from Volkswagen Sweden, the teams hope to […] More…

Find of the Day: 51k Mile Volkswagen Corrado SLC

posted by on 16 March 2015 in Find Of the Day

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We’re always a bit surprised to see a low mileage Volkswagen pop up on the market, but it happens more than you’d expect.  Traveling just 43 miles each week on average since new, this Corrado SLC currently for sale in Virginia Beach is actually the second extremely low-mile example that we’ve featured as a Find of […] More…

Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai Visits Volkswagen Group Headquarters in Wolfsburg

posted by on 16 March 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn informs high-ranking delegation about Volkswagen electro-mobility campaign Key topic digitalization / presentation on autonomous driving Wolfsburg, March 16, 2015 – Ma Kai, Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, visited the Volkswagen Group in Wolfsburg on Monday. Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of […] More…

Video: Boba Motoring 1000hp Mk1 Races Yamaha R1

posted by on 16 March 2015 in Videos

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This isn’t the first time we’ve featured one of Boba Motoring’s creations, and as long as they stick to their business model of insanity, it won’t be the last.  In their most recent YouTube upload, the tuners pit their 1056hp Golf against a Yamaha R1 super bike, a 1000cc rocket with 182hp.  The results aren’t […] More…

Speedhunters Features Tanner Foust RWB Beetle

posted by on 16 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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SEMA can best be described as sensory overload.  Literally thousands of builds are packed into one location, with very little time to really take it all in.  Because of this, builders need to go bigger and better each year to ensure that they’ll be remembered.  Although this aftermarket arms race is the most predominant force […] More…

Lamborghini’s Huracán GT3 Debuts in Blancpain Endurance Series Test at Paul Ricard

posted by on 16 March 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Lamborghini’s new Huracán GT3 made it’s official Blancpain Endurance Series debut during a 45-car testing session late last week at Circuit Paul Ricard.  The all-new model is said to be Lamborghini’s most advanced GT3 car yet, with improvements in speed, aerodynamics and safety when compared to the outgoing Gallardo GT3 and Super Trofeo.  Fans can […] More…

H&R Springs Teams With University Volkswagen for New Build

posted by on 13 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Pure white hot – pure fun!  As the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf rolled in, our project experts knew this would be a fun build. Starting with a new Golf SE 1.8TSI® 4-Door in pure white, we installed our popular H&R Street Performance Coil Overs, and set them to a lowering height of 2.3” front, 2.0” […] More…

Rieger Releases Bodykit for Mk7 Golf R

posted by on 13 March 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Rieger has announced the release of their new body styling kit for the Mk7 Golf R.  Comprised of a front splitter, rear diffuser with center-exit exhaust and side skirts, the kit subtly adds a great deal of aggression to the otherwise relatively tame looking car. Designed to be compatible with the stock rear bumper, Rieger’s rear […] More…

Stars of Geneva 2015: Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

posted by on 13 March 2015 in 2015 Geneva Motor Show

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For our fourth edition in the Stars of Geneva 2015 series, we though it fitting to feature the all-new Passat Alltrack, with its extremely familiar new 4Motion badge.  It’s a car that tugs on our heartstrings for a multitude of reasons, from its manual transmission to the bright orange (and not grey) paint.   Powered […] More…