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APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System and Stage 2 Software for the Mk7 Golf and Golf GTI

posted by on 23 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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APR is pleased to present the ultimate Cast Downpipe Exhaust System! Upgrading the restrictive factory downpipe with the APR Cast Downpipe Exhaust System is a great way to increase performance and add a sophisticated growl to the exhaust note. Ideal performance is achieved through expelling exhaust gasses at maximum velocity through APR’s proprietary, low-turbulence, investment […] More…

Tanner Foust Confirms Minimum Four-Round World RX Campaign

posted by on 23 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Tanner Foust has announced his limited participation in this FIA’s World Rallycross Championship, signing on for a minimum of four rounds behind the wheel of a Marklund Motorsport-campaigned Volkswagen Polo RX. This announcement may come as no surprise to those following Foust or FIA World RX closely, as he had a limited run in the […] More…

Bentley’s Upcoming SUV Continues to Slowly Shed Camo

posted by on 23 February 2015 in Bentley News

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Volkswagen’s Bentley brand is readying its first-ever SUV based on the same version of the MLB-evo architecture as the recently introduced Audi Q7. Though we’ve seen a test mule of this vehicle before, sources inside say it got a serious rework from earlier concepts to the upcoming production model. This mule exposes many of those cues now. […] More…

Choice Gear: Porsche Classic Navigation Radio for that Vintage 911 You’re Totally Going to Buy

posted by on 23 February 2015 in Choice Gear

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We’ve heard it before, and we’re guilty of it ourselves- once that bargain-basement priced too-good-to-be-true 911 shows up on Craigslist just minutes from your house, you’re going to sprint to the nearest bank, take out a loan and live the dream.  But once you slide behind the wheel, you’ll eventually realize that the lack of Bluetooth is […] More…

Bugatti Sells the Final Veyron

posted by on 23 February 2015 in Bugatti News

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Bugatti has announced today that they’ve sold the 450th and final Veyron supercar to be produced.  As you’d expect the “La Finale” special edition is based on Bugatti’s 1200hp Grand Sport Vitesse range-topper, and will be fully revealed at next week’s Geneva Motor Show before being shipped off to its new owner in the Middle East.  Bugatti […] More…

Volkswagen Australia Updates the Jetta for 2015

posted by on 23 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New standard features and pricing  Extended Electronic Differential Lock (XDL), Driver Fatigue Detection System, anti-theft alarm system and alloy wheels standard on all models Volkswagen Australia is pleased to announce the arrival of a revised range of its award-winning Jetta model line-up, bringing with it a raft of technical enhancements, additional comfort and convenience features […] More…

H&R Springs Announces Project Golf R

posted by on 20 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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R you ready?  The new Golf R is here!  0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds – this hot hatch doesn’t hold back. Our project builders took this already sporty Golf R and gave it an even more aggressive look with a set of H&R Sport Springs, which lowered the chassis a solid 1.0” front and […] More…

AWE Tuning Releases Mk7 GTI S-FLO Carbon Intake

posted by on 20 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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AWE Tuning has released its Mk7 GTI S-FLO Carbon Intake. Boasting a fully enclosed carbon fiber construction, an AWE Tuning S-FLO Air Filter, and AWE Tuning’s No Check Engine Light Guarantee, and Fitment Guarantee. “The AWE Tuning S-FLO Carbon Intake can unlock up to 18 hp and 18 ft-lbs of torque on Mk7 GTIs when combined with GIAC […] More…

Gruvenparts.com Releases Complete Rear Suspension Solution for Mk4 R32, Audi A3, and MK1 TT

posted by on 20 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Gruvenparts.com has announced the release of their complete rear suspension solution for the Mk4 Volkswagen R32, as well as 8P Audi A3 and Mk1 Audi TT.  The Gruvenparts adjustable rear control arms are available with spherical or polyurethane bushings, and replacement front and rear swayer links for those looking to do a complete refresh.  Purchasers […] More…

World RX Signs Multi-Year Deal with DTM for Hockenheim Race

posted by on 20 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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The FIA World Rallycross Championship has come to an agreement with DTM’s managing partners to bring the series to Germany’s Hockenheimring for an even to run as part of DTM weekend at the facility.  The May event marks the beginning of a multi-year deal which will make the Formula 1 circuit a mainstay of the […] More…

ST Suspensions Releases Coilover Kit for Volkswagen Polo R WRC Street

posted by on 20 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ST Suspension has announced the release of their Coilover Suspension kit for the Polo R WRC Street, a 220hp limited production model which has understandably become quite popular with enthusiasts.  Offering lowering of up to 65mm on most Polo models and tuned by the engineers at KW, the kit greatly improves aesthetic while retaining a […] More…

Geneva 2015: Skoda to Premiere Superb, Octavia VRS 230 and Fabia Monte Carlo

posted by on 20 February 2015 in Skoda News

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With just over a week before this year’s Geneva Motor Show, manufacturers are beginning to lift the veil on some of the new models to be found in their booth space.  Skoda is the latest to preview their upcoming offerings; the Fabia Monte Carlo, Octavia vRS 230 and the Superb, a car that was publicly […] More…