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Audi Introduces New Evolution of 2.0 TFSI at Vienna Motor Symposium

posted by on 12 May 2015 in Audi News

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This year’s Vienna Motor Symposium was a prolific event for the Volkswagen Group, introducing or at least previewing multiple engine configurations from a turbocharged W12 producing 600hp, to a 1 liter, three cylinder with WRC roots that’s good for about 268hp. On the more common side of things, Audi introduced the latest evolution of their […] More…

Walter de Silva Receives Design Award at Barcelona International Motor Show

posted by on 12 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, presented the award to the Head of Volkswagen Group Design at the opening event of the automotive show The Head of Volkswagen Group Design, Walter de Silva, has been recognized with the Designer Award within the framework of the Barcelona International Motor Show. The designer received the award […] More…

Bentley Motorsports Prepares for Nurburgring 24H

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Bentley Motorsports has revealed a new livery for one of the Continental GT3’s running in this year’s Nurburgring 24 Hour Endurance race, reminiscent of the one applied to 2003’s 24 Hour of LeMans winning Bentley Speed 8.  Featuring the brand’s iconic Green on white color scheme, this Continental GT3 will be staffed with Bentley Boys […] More…

BTCC: Team BMR Picks Up Valuable Points at Thruxton

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Motorsport News

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Jason Plato and Team BMR Racing scored valuable points this weekend at Thruxton, putting Plato and teammate Colin Turkington within 15 points of the overall points leader Gordon Shedden.  After a difficult first practice session, Plato was able to bounce back to a fourth place finish in the first race, and a win in the […] More…

PSA: Helen, GA Police Outline SoWo Rules

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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It’s a safe bet that many among us will be heading to Georgia this weekend for Southern Worthersee.  And while we certainly see it as a few days to kick back, have fun with friends that you haven’t seen in a while, and check out the few thousand cars in attendance, it’s also important to […] More…

Worthersee 2015: Day 8 Gallery Now Live

posted by on 11 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage

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[photos: Si Gray] Si Gray’s time in Austria has come to an end, but before packing up and leaving town, he’s sent over one last round of event photos.  After making stops at all of the normal gathering spots, Si reports that traffic within the towns of Faak and Reifnitz has died down a bit, […] More…

Volkswagen Previews 600hp W12 TSI, High Performance Three Cylinder at Vienna Motor Symposium

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Dr. Heinz-Jakob Neußer: “The car of the future will continue to fascinate people” CO2 reduction, electromobility and digitalisation are the greatest challenges facing the automotive industry The future of the internal combustion engine will be characterised by high rpm diesel and high-performance three-cylinder TSI engines Laser roughening – innovative coating process in large-scale production New 6.0 […] More…

Worthersee 2015: Volkswagen Apprentices Complete Work on GTI Project

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Volkswagen News

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13 apprentices develop unique GTI show car from a body in white World premiere at 34th Wörthersee GTI meeting “Der See ruft …” (the lake is calling) is painted in yellow on the wing mirrors of the unique Golf GTI Performance*. Samuel Pili (21), apprentice automotive mechatronics technician with Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, has contributed to […] More…

Golf GTI Club Sport to Debut at Worthersee

posted by on 8 May 2015 in 2015 Worthersee Treffen Coverage Volkswagen News

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The 40th Anniversary of the GTI in Germany is coming next year and VW is rolling out a 265hp “ClubSport” version of the GTI to celebrate. More details after the jump… More…

Find of the Day: 2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI 20th Anniversary

posted by on 8 May 2015 in Find Of the Day

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When it comes to the fourth generation GTI, they simply don’t get much more desirable than the Jazz Blue 20th Anniversary edition.  And while we may not all agree on the whole ‘stance’ thing, this 20th pulls off the look quite well, fitting squarely into the “buy it built” category. The list of modifications performed to […] More…

Video: VWHome Places Spotlight on Worthersee 2015

posted by on 8 May 2015 in Videos

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For the majority of us, videos and images are the closest we’ll ever get to experiencing Wörthersee Treffen.  It’s a good thing then, that high quality content is so plentiful- whether it be from our own Si Gray or from video producers like VWHome.  Check out the clip below to see what we’re talking about. […] More…

Feature: DM Motorsport’s Mid-Engined V8 Volkswagen Golf GTI

posted by on 7 May 2015 in Feature Cars

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[photos: Si Gray] If you’ve attended a Volkswagen enthusiast event, you can attest to the fact that so many Mk1s currently feature VR6, 1.8T or 16 valve power that, if you didn’t know better, you’d swear they came that way from the factory.  Luckily there are those among us who are against going with the […] More…