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World RX: Hell RX Attracts Record Number of Supercar Entries

posted by on 19 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Apart from having one of the greatest event names of all time, Norway’s Hell RX constantly boasts a large number of participants year after year.  The 2015 edition is no different, attracting a record 47 Supercar entries, with just 23 of them being World Championship competitors, and the remaining 24 vying for European Rallycross Championship […] More…

Bugatti Creates Vision Gran Turismo Vehicle to Make Debut in Frankfurt

posted by on 19 August 2015 in Bugatti News

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Bugatti has joined Volkswagen as the second Volkswagen Group automaker to take part in Gran Turismo’s “Vision Gran Turismo” program, creating a one-off in-game special that gives insight into the brand’s design language going forward.  To make its official debut in a few week’s time at the International Motor Show in Frankfurt, the Bugatti Vision Gran […] More…

Find(s) of the Day: Three 2009 Volkswagen GTI Race Cars

posted by on 19 August 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Today’s Find of the Day is without a doubt the most ambitious undertaking of anything we’ve featured yet, spread across three completely custom built GTI race cars.  Starting as your average 2009 GTIs, these three were stripped, their motors fully built, the suspensions upgraded, and entered in Tire Rack’s One Lap of America where the […] More…

Volkswagen AG Launches Innovative Marketing Campaign

posted by on 19 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Multilevel Marketing Campaign Focus: technologies of today and tomorrow Comprehensive Web Special With the slogan “Think New.” Volkswagen will launch the first phase of a multi-stage innovation campaign. The theme builds on the successful “Think Small.” and “Think Blue.” campaigns, and underscores the innovative strength of the Volkswagen brand. The campaign is characterized by its holistic […] More…

GRC: Red Bull Recaps Washington DC Presented by Volkswagen

posted by on 19 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Photo- Larry Chen Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross had a bit of a rough go this weekend in our nation’s capital, with Tanner Foust scoring a 5th place finish, and Scott Speed clinching 7th after advancing through the LCQ.  The event saw a dominant performance from Ford, with the top four places held by Fiesta STs, but […] More…

BTCC: Series Heads to Scotland for Knockhill Weekend

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Team BMR and their BTCC adversaries head to Scotland this weekend for rounds 19, 20, and 21 of the 2015 calendar.  Looking to continue Snetterton’s successes, Colin Turkington hopes to gain more ground on series points leader and teammate Jason Plato, as the two begin to run away from Honda’s Gordon Sheddon.  Meanwhile, Team BMR’s […] More…

Volkswagen Golf Receives AutoPacific 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The Golf is ranked first among compact cars for the second consecutive year AutoPacific® Award  is based on a survey of more than 66,000 new car buyers  Herndon, VA – Volkswagen of America, Inc., today announced that the Golf was named AutoPacific’s 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award (IVA). The Golf ranks as the Best in Class in […] More…

Chinese Blast Takes Out Nearly 2000 New Volkswagens

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The explosion in the Chinese city of Tianjin late last week was devastating on many, many levels.  Current reports from CNN place the death toll at more than 100 people, with another 57 still unaccounted for.  Damage to local infrastructure is also quite serious, as the blast sent shockwaves that shattered glass windows, and covered […] More…

Find of the Day: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Find Of the Day

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There may be more than a few very fast Golf Rs out there, but only one can be called the fastest.  Quicker than any other manual transmission R out there (including APR’s Max R), Scott Saxton’s Golf R has achieved 0-60 times in the very low 3 second range, and a best quarter mile time […] More…

WRC 2: Škoda Auto Deutschland Ready for Home WRC Event

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen Motorsport will once again be joined by ŠKODA on the stages of WRC competition, as the Fabia R5 looks to continue its successful campaign in Germany.  ŠKODA heads to ADAC Rallye Deutschland after two consecutive one-two finishes, and driver Esapekka Lappi currently sitting atop the overall driver’s championship, despite not running the full calendar.  Rally […] More…

Caped Do-Gooder ‘Lamborghini Batman’ Killed When Batmobile Struck on Side of Maryland Highway

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Several years ago, Lenny B. Robinson became a bit of an internet sensation when the owner of the black Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was pulled over by Maryland police wearing full Batman costume. That the man was a regular visitor to children’s hospitals was an integral part to his story. Regrettably, the Washington Post is reporting that this […] More…

Tyrolsport Releases Hatch Brace for Mk5 and Mk6 Applications

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The VW/Audi Mk5/6 chassis, like other hatchbacks prior, experience a large amount of chassis flex during cornering. This chassis flex negatively affects vehicle handling. The Tyrolsport Hatch Brace solves this issue by locking the hatchback hard points together with a revolutionary system of billet aluminum clamps and specifically designed rigid bars. The Hatch Brace uses […] More…