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Celebrate in Style: Volkswagen Launches Transporter 60 Anniversary Pack

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Accessories pack offers greater practicality, style and protection On sale from 22 September Prices start from £609 (inc. VAT) Search the internet for 60th anniversary gift ideas and you’ll find a raft of diamond encrusted and crystal keepsakes to mark the occasion. None of them, however, seem appropriate for celebrating 60 years of selling one of […] More…

Mk1 Golf GTI Kit Submitted to LEGO Ideas Website

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Choice Gear

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We’ll be honest, we’ve always found Legos fascinating. Rendering our favorite cars in LEGOs is even more intriguing and we’ve previously run stories on fan builds of cars like the Audi R18 on our sister site Fourtitude.  Some of these fan builds have found a home on LEGO’s Ideas website, a page dedicated to crowdsourcing ideas for new LEGO […] More…

Bentley Races to First Victory in North America

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Dyson Racing Team Bentley has scored the first ever victory for the manufacturer on North American soil, and their first victory of the Pirelli World Challenge season at Miller Motorsports Park.  Making the victory even more special, Guy Smith took the checkered flag on his 40th birthday and teammate Butch Letzinger finished strongly in third place. […] More…

20+14 Facts About Winning the World Rally Championship

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Crazy! World champions again*! With a 1-2-3 victory at the Rally Australia, Volkswagen celebrated winning the manufacturers’ standings in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC). The icing on the cake is that either Volkswagen driver Sébastien Ogier (F) or his team-mate Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) will win the drivers’ world championship. In the co-drivers’ standings, the […] More…

From Cape to Cape in a Touareg: It All Starts on Sunday

posted by on 16 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Rainer Zietlow drives a Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI in pursuit of a record time from North Cape, Norway to Cape Agulhas, South Africa It all begins Sunday (21 September): Rainer Zietlow, Marius Biela and Matthias Prillwitz will set out in a Volkswagen Touareg in pursuit of a world record time over a route that connects […] More…

Mishap or Calculated Attack? Audi Damaged During Run-In with Volkswagens Outside Olympia Washington

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Late last week a report out of Olympia, Washington of three Volkswagens and a crashed Audi spread like wildfire through social media and sparked a discussion in our Regional Forum.  While it seems that there is more than one side of this particular story, we can all agree that the incident resulted in a damaged […] More…

Video: Underground Racing Lamborghini Gallardo Blitzes Standing Mile in 22.2 Seconds

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Videos

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What does the person who seemingly has everything buy for themselves?  If they are anything like us, they’d probably put a call into Underground Racing or a similar firm.  Underground Racing’s huge horsepower exotics and their accompanying videos have catapulted the company from a boutique speed shop to full-blown YouTube celebrity status, and after watching any one of the […] More…

Touareg with New Design and New Technologies: New 262 PS V6 TDI Consumes Just 6.6 l/100 km

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Exterior – new front and rear; bi-xenon headlights as standard Engineering – EU6 TDI with SCR catalytic converter and coasting function The Touareg combines comfort and convenience features of a superior SUV with the all-terrain attributes of a sophisticated off-road vehicle. This configuration of the four-wheel drive Volkswagen sports utility vehicle, which doubles as a […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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FIA World Rally Championship Rally Australia: One-two-three and the fastest WRC title win* for 25 years The first title has been claimed in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC): Volkswagen is World Rally Champion* again. The works team from Wolfsburg wrapped up the successful defence of its title in Manufacturers’ Championship at the Rally Australia […] More…

Show Down Under – Volkswagen is World Rally Champion Again, Courtesy of One-Two-Three in Australia

posted by on 15 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Successful title defense in the Manufacturers’ Championship Earliest championship win in the WRC for 25 years Sébastien Ogier wins, ahead of Jari-Matti Latvala and Andreas Mikkelsen 3..2..1, World Champion*! Volkswagen wrapped up the title in the Manufacturers’ Championship of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with a one-two-three at the Rally Australia. With three rallies still […] More…

Rendered: Volkswagen XL2 by Theophilus Chin

posted by on 12 September 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Recently, UK-based buff book Autocar Magazine reported that Volkswagen is mulling the idea of a four seat XL1 to go head-to-head with Honda’s FCV.  The idea seems to be a very plausible one, as a production version would effectively help Volkswagen to cope with tighter emissions mandates.  Auto Manipulator Theophilus Chin has taken a shot at […] More…

Volkswagen Trio Leads Down Under, Despite Adverse Starting Positions

posted by on 12 September 2014 in Motorsport News

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Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen top standings in Australia after mighty effort Thrilling five-way race for the lead between three manufacturers Six of eight stage wins go to the Polo R WRC Excitement right down to the last metre – Volkswagen overcame the disadvantage of opening the route to end the first leg of the Rally […] More…