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SEMA Spotlight: Legacy Innovations Widebody Corrado

posted by on 12 November 2015 in 2015 SEMA Show

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The widebody look was definitely a thing this year at SEMA, but very few were able to pull it off as well as Legacy Innovations’ Corrado.  Starting with the already aggressive factory fender treatment, Legacy added an additional 2″ to each side via custom-made metal flares, allowing the Corrado to have an incredibly aggressive stance, […] More…

SEMA Spotlight: SKJ Customs Volkswagen Bus

posted by on 12 November 2015 in 2015 SEMA Show

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The SEMA Show is certainly no stranger to the more extreme expressions of automotive design, modification and fabrication, and the Bus dreamt up by Utah street rod builders SKJ Customs is one of the more impressive undertakings at this year’s event.  Powered by a supercharged flat four engine, the bus has been chopped, smoothed, shortened […] More…

Formula E: Volkswagen Partner ABT Schaeffler off to Successful Start

posted by on 12 November 2015 in Motorsport News

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Successful start to the season continues for the strategic partnership between Volkswagen and the ABT Schaeffler Audi Sport team Lucas di Grassi tops the drivers’ standings with 39 points The team has also taken the lead in the team standings with 49 points At the end of an eventful second race of the season on […] More…

WRC: OMP and Volkswagen Motorsport Extend Partnership

posted by on 12 November 2015 in Motorsport News

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Go for Gold: World Champion Duo* receive golden version of their driving shoes Volkswagen Motorsport will be kitted out by OMP once again next saison Wolfsburg. Never change a winning team, especially one that is so dominant. After three back-to-back world titles (Drivers’, Co-Drivers’ and Manufacturers’ Championship) Volkswagen Motorsport and OMP have confirmed they are […] More…

SEMA Spotlight: Allroad Outfitters e-Golf

posted by on 12 November 2015 in 2015 SEMA Show

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With last year’s widebody S4 SEMA build, Southern California-based Allroad Outfitters set the bar quite high for outside-the-box display vehicles.  For this year, they’ve doubled down on Audi with a new widebody S3 and SQ5 on Volk Racing TE37s to sit alongside their S4.  But it’s not their Audis we’re concerned about here, it’s their […] More…

Volkswagen Group Appoints Johann Jungwirth as Head of Digitalization Strategy

posted by on 10 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Johann Jungwirth (42) has been appointed as Head of the Volkswagen Group’s newly-established Digitalization Strategy Department effective November 1, 2015. Jungwirth moved to the Volkswagen Group from the American IT corporation Apple and reports direct to Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. With the new function and the appointment of Jungwirth, Volkswagen is strongly reinforcing […] More…

Event Coverage: 2015 SEMA Show

posted by on 10 November 2015 in 2015 SEMA Show

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Every year the entire aftermarket community descends on Las Vegas, Nevada for the SEMA Show, and each time, the industry finds a way to outdo itself.  Regardless of personal preference or taste, the SEMA Show is guaranteed to have exactly what you’re looking for somewhere within it’s more than one million square feet of display […] More…

HPA Motorsports Performance Pack Upgrade for Garrett Turbo equipped 2.0T FSI

posted by on 10 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Add 34-50HP and 40 ft/lbs of TQ to your 2.0T FSI Many VW enthusiasts have already upgraded their 2.0T’s with bigger turbo kits, but are still looking for even more power. HPA has developed a reliable add-on package for those looking for extra low end power and top end speed. Starting with HPA’s cast aluminum […] More…

New German Performance Releases Type I Coilover System for MQB Platform Cars

posted by on 10 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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New German Performance now offers their Type I Coilover System for the MQB-platform MK7 Golf, Jetta, GTI, and Golf R, as well as the 8V Audi A3 and S3.  NGP’s Type I Coilover System has been engineered with rough American roads in mind, that translates to a “Best of Both Worlds” suspension system: The Type […] More…

ECS Tuning Releases Manifold Port and Throttle Body Boost Tap Kits For Gen3 1.8T/2.0T Engines

posted by on 9 November 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Volkswagen’s newly designed EA888 Gen3 engine operates in improved efficiency and power production as compared to previous generation engine platforms. However, with advanced technology, comes great obstacles in engine tuning and modifications. With the Gen3 engine’s closed vacuum system there was no easy method to tap into engine vacuum / boost pressure. The engineers at […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Set for Spectacular Rally Showdown in Great Britain

posted by on 9 November 2015 in Motorsport News

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May the best man win: Volkswagen lines up with three winning crews at WRC finale Second place on the line for Latvala and Mikkelsen at rally classic World champions* Ogier/Ingrassia set sights on hat-trick of wins at Rally GB Wolfsburg. Three natural born winners striving for the perfect end to the season: Volkswagen is all […] More…

Volkswagen Officially Announces Details of 2.0L TDI Goodwill Package

posted by on 9 November 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has officially announced details of their 2.0L TDI Goodwill Package, the first step in working to restore the trust of owners and the general public.  The program, launching later today, will consist of the following- $500 Volkswagen Prepaid Visa® Loyalty Card $500 Volkswagen Dealership Card No-charge 24-hour Roadside Assistance for three years […] More…