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Volkswagen Australia Launches Updated Touareg Range

posted by on 24 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Simplified model line-up and options Bi-Xenon headlights and satellite navigation now standard across the range Touareg 150TDI now with 450Nm Sydney – Volkswagen’s award-winning Touareg continues to build on its strengths in the premium SUV segment with the announcement of a newly revised line-up. The simplified model range embodies the best of both worlds: a […] More…

Australian 23 Window Bus Fetches Record Price at Auction

posted by on 24 February 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Exactly two weeks ago, we featured a 23 Window Volkswagen Bus that was to be sold at Shannons Melbourne Late Summer Sale.  The vehicle was one of what is believed to be just three to be originally sold on the continent and freshly restored.  In other words, it had all the makings of a record-breaker. […] More…

Milltek Sport Releases Updated 3” Golf R Exhaust System in USA

posted by on 24 February 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Milltek has released an updated 3″ Exhaust System for the all-new US-market Golf R, just as the car begins arriving at dealers across the country.  The Milltek system is fabricated from 3″ T304 Stainless Steel tubing from the turbo-back, decreasing back pressure and increasing horsepower.  For those looking to free up a bit more power, […] More…

Formula 3: Calderón Lines Up for Carlin in European Championship

posted by on 24 February 2015 in Motorsport News

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Tatiana Calderón drives for Carlin “powered by Volkswagen” in the 2015 Formula 3 European Championship Columbian shows impressive pace and technical understanding at tests Tatiana Calderón (CO) will be “powered by Volkswagen” in the coming FIA Formula 3 European Championship. The 21-year-old Columbian driver will join team-mates George Russell (GB) and Callum Ilot (GB) in […] More…

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…