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Volkswagen Hosts German Chancellor Merkel and India’s Prime Minister Modi at Hannover Messe 2015

posted by on 13 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Merkel and Modi find out more about vocational training at Volkswagen in India One main topic: Volkswagen Vento exports from Pune plant Human-robot cooperation gives glimpse of tomorrow’s workplace Chancellor Angela Merkel and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi found out more about technological innovation at Volkswagen on their visit to Hannover Messe 2015. The visit […] More…

BTCC: Top Class Action Heads to Donington Park

posted by on 10 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Next weekend the BTCC will roll into Donnington Park, where Jason Plato and his Team BMR teammates will look to continue their early season success.  Nearly thirty cars will take the grid during next weekend’s events, meaning that the competition should as close and wild as you’d expect from the BTCC.  Fans abroad will be […] More…

Video: Possible Porsche Cayman GT4 Cup Car Hot Lapping Monza

posted by on 10 April 2015 in Videos

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Last month when the Cayman GT4 was officially announced, Porschephiles and enthusiasts alike rejoiced at Stuttgart’s decision to put a 385hp 3.8L flat-six in their mid-engined entry level coupe, and pair it with a proper six-speed manual.  From the looks of a video which recently surfaced on the NM2255 Car HD Videos YouTube channel, Porsche […] More…

ECS Tuning Brings on Progressive Rennline Inc. Product Line

posted by on 10 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ECS Tuning brings on progressive Rennline Inc. Volkswagen product line – unique performance, body and interior releases expected to deeply enrich the ECS Catalog. In-house prototyped and manufactured Rennline parts thrive on exclusivity and innovation.  Known world-wide primarily for their creative and original Porsche offerings, Rennline Inc. is not only the distributor, but manufacturer of the […] More…

Find of the Day: 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

posted by on 10 April 2015 in Find Of the Day

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The majority of Mk1s we come across these days have their fair share of rust in all the usual places.  If only we could find one that’s (relatively) close to home, cheap, and rust free.  Even better if it came with some period-correct accessories and a few boxes of new parts.  Kind of like the […] More…

Tuned Fleets and Company Cars– An Interesting Option from ABT Sportsline

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Would you consider tuning a fleet car?  ABT Sportsline would, and leveraging their reputation for OEM quality and reliability, the German tuning firm aims to do just that.  Offering programs for the extremely common (in Europe, at least) Volkswagen Golf and Passat, as well as Audi’s A4 and A6 fleet vehicles, ABT thinks that tuning […] More…

Volkswagen Teases GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Concept

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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After the success of last year’s Vision Gran Turismo Concept, Volkswagen has decided to take another crack at creating a Gran Turismo 6-exclusive special model based on the Golf GTI.  For their second concept, Volkswagen has created the GTI Supersport Vision GT, a widebody two-door featuring DTM-inspired aerodynamic cues and what sounds to be VR6 power. […] More…

HPA Reflects On Pirelli World Challenge Experiences At COTA

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Langley BC Canada – April 8, 2015 – As a new team competing in the Pirelli World Challenge series, HPA Motorsports gained valuable experience from the inaugural event of the 2015 Touring Car Championship that took place during the first week of March. The Canadian team faced numerous challenges along the way to campaigning two […] More…

Bentley Team M-Sport Ready for European Racing Season

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Bentley Team M-Sport is gearing up for the Blancpain Endurance Series season opener this weekend at Monza.  For their 2015 campaign, Bentley Team M-Sport will field two cars, including one driven by last year’s runner-up team of all-British lineup of Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane.  The second car will feature an all-new team made up […] More…

More Than 30 Cars to Take Grid on Opening Weekend of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe 2015

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Lamborghini News

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The opening weekend of Europe’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series is shaping up to be an overwhelming success, as more than 30 cars will be on the grid, setting a record for the series.  The more than 30 car field translates into a 50% increase in participation over last year, comprised of both new drivers and teams. […] More…

Herbie to Cross Auction Block at Barrett Jackson Palm Beach

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Find Of the Day

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One of the 1963 Volkswagen Beetles used in 1969’s “Love Bug” is headed to Barrett Jackson.  Originally designed to squirt oil out of the passenger side wheel well, this Herbie was restored to it’s “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” spec after appearing in 1980’s “Herbie Goes Bananas.”  The Beetle will be a no reserve lot, meaning […] More…

Forum Find: Rallycross Volkswagen Caddy Build

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Over the years, the builds documented on our forums have varied from the relatively tame suspension and wheels variety to the more ambitious sky-is-the-limit and time is not a factor type.  With that in mind, I’d like to direct your attention to the Volkswagen Lounge subform. After rolling his Mk2 Rallycross car late last year, user […] More…