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Volkswagen Accessories Catalogue for Upcoming Touareg Surfaces Online

posted by on 23 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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While the updated Volkswagen Touareg won’t see US dealers until early next year, the vehicle goes on sale this autumn in the UK.  With that in mind, Volkswagen has wasted no time in assembling a catalogue of Genuine Accessories for the upcoming vehicle.  The UK edition of this catalog has surfaced on Volkswagen Accessories’ press […] More…

650hp Volkswagen R32 by HPerformance

posted by on 23 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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German tuner HPerformance has turned its attention to the original R32 for its latest build, turning the car into a 650hp monster.  The car features the typical approach to tuning- less weight, stuffer suspension, more power- until you look a bit more deeply at the spec sheet.  Bucking the trend in performance engine building, HPerformance […] More…

Bentley Motorsport and Absolute Racing to Compete in China

posted by on 23 September 2014 in Bugatti News

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Bentley announced today their partnership with Absolute Racing, who will campaign a Continental GT3 race car in China’s GT Asia series.  Becoming official at last weekend’s iRacing.com Nürburgring 1000 km, the partnership hopes to put a Bentley in victory lane in one of the marque’s most pivotal markets.  Bentley and Absolute Racing will display their car on […] More…

Volkswagen Beetle Classic Model Goes on Sale, Priced From $20,195

posted by on 23 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Limited-edition 1.8T Coupe further improves the Beetle’s compelling value story Herndon, VA — Today, Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced that the limited-edition Beetle Classic model will go on sale this week, starting at $20,195 for the 1.8T Coupe. This new model enhances the value story for the Beetle, adding a host of new features in addition […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Announces Model Change

posted by on 23 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Dr. Eckhard Scholz: ‘Brand is well positioned for the future.’ TRISTAR study provides outlook on future T-series model generation Record demand for T5 – production increase at Hanover Transporter plant. Hanover, 23 September 2014: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles announced the new generation of the successful T-series, the T6, at the press conference for the IAA Commercial Vehicles show today. ‘The IAA […] More…

World Premiere of Volkswagen TRISTAR at the IAA

posted by on 22 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Concept car combines features of the current T model series, providing an outlook on future generations 20-inch display, video conferencing system and espresso machine Hannover, 22 September 2014 – Multifunctional like a Swiss Army knife. Variable, reliable and an all-rounder: on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the first Syncro concept car, Volkswagen Commercial […] More…

Video: 750whp Volkswagen Golf Runs Quarter Mile in 9.7 Seconds

posted by on 22 September 2014 in Videos

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While the Volkswagen Golf wasn’t designed to be a quarter mile killer, it hasn’t stopped the aftermarket from attempting to turn it into one, with some having better results than others.  With 750whp on tap and a quarter mile time of less than 10 seconds, Greek tuning house Energie Racing Parts has made a pretty […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Pick Up A Valuable Win in Los Angeles

posted by on 22 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Scott Speed Continues Hunt for Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team fought their way through a challenging double-header at the Port of Los Angeles. A victory on day one and the debut of the 544 hp GRC Beetle made for an exciting weekend. Scott Speed, driver of the No. […] More…

HS Tuning Releases Complete European Tail Light Retrofit Kit for US-Spec MK7 Golf and GTI

press release by on 22 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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HS Tuning is pleased to present OEM LED tail light kits with retrofit harness for MK7 chassis Golf’s and GTI’s. The bad news for MK7 owners is that the ROW (Rest of World) OEM LED tail lights can’t be installed in North American cars without wiring and control module coding changes. The good news is […] More…

You Need This- Rennline GT3 RS-Style Door Pulls for MK5 Golf and Jetta

posted by on 22 September 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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While Facebook seems to be filled with shared click bait links and humble-brags from that kid you went to high school with and never really liked anyway, every once in a while, something genuinely interesting sneaks in to the newsfeed.  Earlier today, a post from an employee of Vermont-based Porsche aftermarket staple Rennline to the New […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 22 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rallycross Championship Marklund holds on to potential championship win in Germany The Marklund Motorsport team and drivers remain contenders for the FIA World Rallycross Championship title following the race hosted in Germany. The best Volkswagen driver on the Estering near Buxtehude was Toomas ‘Topi’ Heikkinen (FIN), who came fifth in his Polo RX […] More…

Work. Life. Solutions. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at the IAA 2014

posted by on 19 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Brand from Hannover exhibits customised solutions covering all requirements Comprehensive innovations reduce emissions e-Load up! introduces the electrification of the model series Solutions for work and life – or “Work. Life. Solutions.” is the exhibition slogan chosen by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles at this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles Show which opens its doors on 25 September […] More…