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Updated Scirocco R Lands in Australia

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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40 years after Volkswagen’s original Scirocco sports coupé made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, the revised version of the third generation range-topping Scirocco R has now arrived in Australia. Positioned between the five-door Golf GTI and five-door Golf R, the Scirocco R offers another distinctive and emotive design within the Volkswagen performance car […] More…

Double Victory: Two Volkswagens Win Golden Classic Steering Wheel

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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A total of 20,054 Auto Bild Klassik Magazine readers chose the VW Transporter T3 and the Golf I “Classics of the Year 2014″ in a recent online poll put on by the publication. The Golden Steering Wheel was awarded in five categories, made up of vehicles that celebrate an anniversary this year. The award ceremony took place at […] More…

Golf R SportWagen Spied Again at Nurburgring

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It seems that the Golf R SportWagen feels quite at home lapping the Nürburgring, as it has been spotted there several times in various states of camouflage throughout the development process.  Yesterday, Car and Driver published perhaps the most clear shots yet of the vehicle yet, once again putting in track time at the legendary circuit. […] More…

Autocar Names Golf R Best Performance Car in the Wet

posted by on 22 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Britain’s Autocar Magazine recently tested seven of the most popular performance cars currently available in Britain to see how they stack up in the wet.  Through a series of tests including braking, acceleration lap times and others, Volkswagen’s Golf R was able to top the Nissan GT-R, Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and other fierce competitors […] More…

Find of the Day: 1962 15 Window Volkswagen Bus

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Sometimes when you see something, you’re just drawn to it, almost inexplicably.  Such is the case with today’s Find of the Day, a ’62 15 Window Bus, complete with authentic Speed Shop patina. While the exterior has only seen a fresh clear coat to protect the original patina, the Bus’s suspension and motor have been thoroughly […] More…

APR PSA: Is Your License Plate Robbing Horsepower?

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’ve always wondered what effect (if any) license plate placement had on a vehicle’s cooling system, and thanks to APR, we now have some concrete info.  Using their in-house Mk7 GTI development car, APR’s team ran dyno tests with a european license plate affixed to one of the car’s lower grilles, then with the lower […] More…

Theophilus Chin Renders Golf Sportsvan Alltrack

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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With Volkswagen’s Golf Sportsvan currently on sale, and the introduction of the Golf Alltrack in Paris a few weeks ago, it only makes sense that Automotive Manipulator Theophilus Chin would see to combine the two into what could potentially be an all-new model.  Seeing as the CrossGolf was an extremely similar model,  we’d wager that […] More…

Carbon Works Berlin Releases Carbon Fiber Grille for Golf 5 R32

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Carbon tailoring has become a big part of the Audi aftermarket recently, and now some of those very same companies are starting to shift focus towards Volkswagen as well.  Berlin-based Carbon Works Berlin has set their sights on a few generations of Golf, with their most recent piece being a Carbon Fiber grille for the Mk5 […] More…

Asgard Performance Stuffs Bi-Turbo V10 into a Golf

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We’ve seen our fair share of engine swaps, but this is definitely a first.  Starting with a perfectly good Mk4 R32 and a homeless ten cylinder Lamborghini motor, Asgard Performance set out to combine the two into one of the most extreme Mk4s in existence. The finished product- technically now an R52, is claimed to have […] More…

Video: AirSociety Highlights Xpose Vinyl Wraps

posted by on 21 October 2014 in Videos

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Video equipment has improved markedly while becoming considerably less expensive in recent years, making high quality film production more attainable than ever.  As a result, we’ve been seeing a steady stream of extremely high production value video features on cars within the scene.  AirSociety is a definite player in this space, producing highly creative films […] More…

Find of the Day: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle Limousine

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Find Of the Day

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In the world of limousines, manufacturers seem to subscribe to the ethos that bigger is always better.  The builder of this limo took a slightly different approach, foregoing the typical neon lights and minibar in favor of something that would simply stand out.  That goal was definitely accomplished, and makes it our Find of the […] More…

Andretti Sports Marketing Teams With Caesars Entertainment for Red Bull GRC Finale Promotion

posted by on 20 October 2014 in Motorsport News

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Andretti Sports Marketing has teamed up with Caesars Entertainment to produce the final event of the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross season this November in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Utilizing the High Roller observation wheel as its backdrop, the event will take place in and around the LINQ during SEMA week, located just off of the […] More…