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After Winning Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup Title at Turbo Speed: “Iceman” Pepper Dreams of a Career in the DTM

posted by on 18 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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After winning the Scirocco R-Cup title well ahead of the season’s final race, 18 year old Jordan Lee Pepper is setting his sights on securing a ride in the ADAC GT Masters series.  Pepper, who considers Kimi Räikkönen and his father to be his role models, is looking to follow last year’s Scirocco R-Cup winner Kevin […] More…

Super Trofeo: Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo Unveiled

posted by on 18 August 2014 in Lamborghini News

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While video footage of the car leaked out a few days ahead of its official release, Lamborghini officially unveiled the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo racer this weekend at Pebble Beach.  The new car is set to compete in all three editions of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series in 2015, and was built from […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 18 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. Volkswagen […] More…

Europe’s Largest Beetle Meet: Travemünde Rocks!

posted by on 18 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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On August 15th, more than 470 Beetles representing three generations took part in the tenth Beetle Sunshine Tour along the Travenmünde shoreline.  This year’s event features special guests and concept vehicles, such as the upcoming Beetle GRC and Beetle Dune concept. Read the full Press Release below. Beetle Sunshine Tour celebrates its 10th anniversary Over 470 […] More…

Video: Chris Harris Compares the Golf R and BMW M235i

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Videos Volkswagen News

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Chris Harris has quite the life.  This week for his ‘Chris Harris on Cars’ video, takes command of the new (upcoming in the US) Golf R and compares it to BMW’s M235i, which while not a full-blown M Car, is still a very potent package.  For those who are not current /DRIVE+ subscribers, Chris takes […] More…

UK Prices Revealed for New, More Efficient Volkswagen Touareg

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen UK has announced pricing for the face-lifted, more efficient Touareg model, which will be available later this year.  The new Touareg will start at £43,000, equipped with a low output version of the 3.0L TDI which now emits 11 g/km less CO2 than the outgoing model.  Volkswagen’s updated 2015 Touareg has revised bumpers and grilles, includes […] More…

Volkswagen Home Game at the Sachsen Classic

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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In front of Saxon’s picture-book scenery, 180 classic rarities will cause a stir.  For three days, the Greater Leipzig and Zwickau are the Czech town of Karlovy Vary will enjoy fascinating automobiles. Volkswagen Classic will be with six air-cooled classics and eight water-cooled representatives of the new generation in 1974. The other Group brands will also send […] More…

Project “Home Rally Reconciliation” – Volkswagen Has Big Plans for their WRC Home Rally in Germany

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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After missing out on a podium finish in 2013, Volkswagen Motorsport heads back to the Rally Germany on a mission to improve upon last year’s results.  Rally Germany marks the first all tarmac event of the season, meaning that teams will utilize completely new suspension adjustments and tires to the event which should prove to […] More…

Seat Unleashes CUPRA ‘Sub8 Performance Pack’

posted by on 15 August 2014 in Seat News

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Seat has launched the “Sub8 Performance Pack” for their Leon CUPRA 280 to commemorate the vehicle’s sub-8 minute lap of the Nürburgring Nordschleife.  Originally announced at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the £2,025 package includes 370mm brakes with 4-piston Brembo Calipers, 19″ wheels unique to the package, and either black or orange painted side skirts.  Those […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Makes Waves with Sunseeker International Deal

posted by on 14 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles UK has announced a partnership with yacht manufacturer Sunseeker International, who will begin using Crafter and Transporter models to transport parts and personnel.  Eight vehicles were delivered in July with a five-year agreement for service and maintenance through Volkswagen Group Leasing, which Sunseeker claims will be both more reliable and economical than their […] More…

Wortec Cast Alloy Oil Pans Available from ModdedEuros.com

posted by on 14 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Modded Euros has announced the arrival of Wortec Cast Alloy Oil Pans for the MK6 and MK7 platform GTI, designed specifically to decrease oil temperature through increasing capacity.  Hanging roughly 7mm lower on MK6 cars and only 3mm lower on MK7s, the Wortec Oil Pans also help with oil starvation, which is an inherent issue […] More…

Find of the Day: 1.8T Powered BMW 325i

posted by on 14 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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Ok, so it’s not a Volkswagen, but we still think it’s worthy.  What we have here, is an e30 generation BMW 325i mated to the Volkswagen Group’s highly tunable 1.8T four cylinder, and sending power to the rear wheels.  Heads in The Car Lounge just might explode. This car is the result of what the […] More…