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Video: Lamborghini Huracán LP610-4 Super Trofeo Spied Ahead of Debut at Pebble Beach

posted by on 14 August 2014 in Lamborghini News

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With the debut of the new Lamborghini Huracán earlier this year, it was only a matter of time until Lamborghini took the cover off the racing version of their Gallardo replacement as well.  Captured two days before its official unveiling at Pebble Beach by the YouTube channel Carspotter Jeroen during what appears to be a photoshoot, […] More…

Feel and See the Power – The New Abt Performance Cockpit

posted by on 14 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Abt Sportsline has long been an innovator within the aftermarket, and and their newly released Performance Cockpit proves that they are still churning out innovative new products.  The Abt Sportsline Performance Cockpit was engineered to work in conjunction with the ZENEC-Naviceiver to display real time exhaust temperature, boost, oil and fuel pressure, vehicle voltage and […] More…

Find of the Day: MK2 GTI VRT Syncro

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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No need for foreplay on this one, so let’s just cut to the chase.  This GTI has got to be insane. With a turbocharged VR6 under the hood with 25 pounds of boost, and with a rear subframe fabricated to accept a syncro all-wheel-drive system, we can only imagine what the driving experience will be […] More…

Video: I Am Andreas Mikkelsen

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Along the same lines of the ‘get to know’ videos from last week, we’ve stumbled upon this short video detailing the racing career of Volkswagen Motorsport driver Andreas Mikkelsen.  In the roughly 12 minute clip, Andreas speaks about his privileged upbringing and the ups and downs of professional motorsport.  While the more pessimistic may point […] More…

Haiopai Racing – The Fun of Clubsport from Cam Shaft

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Ordinary things are done quickly at CAM SHAFT in Kempen on the Lower Rhine, however, unique things take a little longer! The CAM SHAFT crew has been demonstrating this for almost 10 years with countless examples of its creative power in terms of livery design and in the past have often initiated new trends in this field. CAM […] More…

Refreshed Volkswagen Jetta Saloon Opens for Ordering in UK

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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The facelifted 2015 Volkswagen Jetta is now available for ordering in the UK, with deliveries expected to begin in December.  Featuring revised styling at both the front and rear of the vehicle, enhanced features and more efficient aerodynamics, the updated Jetta is more efficient than the pre-facelift model that it replaces.  We expect the 2015 […] More…

Video: Launch Control Through a Tunnel in a Lamborghini Aventador

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Lamborghini News Videos

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It seems that the “One Percent” are split into roughly two categories- the Mr. Burns-types, and people we’d like to be friends with. This Lamborghini owner falls squarely into the latter of those two groups.  In the video below, the driver of this Aventador decides to spend his money in the best way possible, using […] More…

Volkswagen Chattanooga Celebrates Graduation; Announces New Engineering Specialist Training Program

posted by on 13 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Chattanooga celebrated its second class to graduation from the Volkswagen Academy’s three-year Automation Mechatronics Program today, and announced the formation of the Engineering Specialist Training program which specifically targets those who already have a bachelors degree.  The Engineering Specialist Training program is an 18 month program that provides its students with hands-on mechatroincs training […] More…

Find of the Day: One Owner 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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All enthusiasts suffer from something called ‘boredom’.  Due to this shared ailment, we are often thinking of what or next wheels, modification, or car will be- sometimes just days after we’ve picked out the last one.  Luckily, some do not have to live under the influence of boredom and are able to keep a car […] More…

Scirocco R-Cup: Title Up for Grabs as the Nürburgring Hosts the Highlight of the Season

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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The Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup returns to German for the fifth race of the 2014 season, with last year’s points leader Jordan Lee Pepper atop the points standings.  With a 36 point advantage over second place, there is a good chance of Pepper clinching a repeat this weekend.  The Nürburgring Scirocco R-Cup race will allow for […] More…

Event Coverage: VAG Fair 2014

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Events Coverage

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Now in its 8th year, VAG Fair continues to expand within the York, Pennsylvania fairgrounds, bringing out many of the most cleanly modified Volkswagens and Audis in the region.  While the showfield is quite impressive, VAG Fair’s main attraction is ‘Madness on the Midway’- a display of hand-picked cars to be judged extremely closely in […] More…

Bentley Continental GT3-R Makes North American Debut at Pebble Beach

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Bentley News

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The much anticipated Bentley Continental GT3-R will make its North American debut this week at Pebble Beach.  Utilizing a 4.0L twin-turbo much like that found in the Audi RS 7 and coming in at 220lbs less than a standard Continental GT, the Continental GT3-R is capable of sprinting to 60mph in just 3.6 seconds.  Only […] More…