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Video: Boba Motoring’s 16 Valve Turbo Puts Down 1233hp on Dyno

posted by on 17 July 2015 in Videos

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Boba Motoring has become somewhat synonymous with mega-horsepower builds for first and second generation Golf models.  Over the past year we’ve featured quite a few videos of their creations, yet somehow each new clip leaves us just as impressed as the one before.  Take a look at the dyno pull below to see what I’m […] More…

Volkwagen Group of America Announced $6.8 Million Investment in California

posted by on 17 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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— Automaker to build parts distribution facility in Sacramento, Calif., to support continued U.S. growth, and enhance service for VWGoA dealers in the region— Herndon, Va. – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA), today announced plans to invest $6.8 million to expand its logistics operations by opening a new Pacific Northwest Parts Distribution Center in […] More…

Sidney Hoffmann and MC Fitti at Europe’s Largest Beetle Meet in Travemünde

posted by on 17 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The 11th Beetle Sunshine Tour begins at the Baltic Sea on 21 August Grand fringe programme for the whole family under the motto “Fun in the Sun” Every year the fan fest entices more than 1000 visitors to the Brügmanngarten festival lawns From 21 to 23 August, Europe’s largest Beetle fan community will be meeting […] More…

APR Releases DSG Upgrade for Mk7 GTI and Golf R

posted by on 16 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Product Page APR is pleased to present the ultimate transmission control unit (TCU) upgrade for the DQ250 DSG and S Tronic transmissions! APR’s TCU upgrade is available for MQB platform vehicles and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s TCU through the OBD-II port with user definable options selectable at the time of install. APR’s TCU […] More…

Video: /Drive Previews the Lamborghini Aventador SV

posted by on 16 July 2015 in Videos

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Yesterday, we brought you the glorious sounds of a Hillclimb-spec Mk1 GTI’s fully-built 16 Valve.  And we can all agree that the noise it made was one of the best Volkswagen’s ever produced.  But there’s just something about about a twelve cylinder Lamborghini that can make all other exhaust notes just seem, well, quaint. In their […] More…

Volkswagen Group Honors Suppliers

posted by on 16 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen presents Group Award 2015 to 26 international suppliers for special innovative capabilities and very high reliability Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn: “New innovation partnership for the digitalization of the automobile” Garcia Sanz: “Together, we will develop new business areas and the necessary prospects for growth.” Yesterday in Neuburg near Ingolstadt, the Volkswagen Group presented the […] More…

GRC: Scott Speed Profile Details Passion for RC Cars

posted by on 15 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Everyone’s got a hobby.  Truth be told, if we didn’t have them, we probably wouldn’t need jobs.  Even Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver needs some time away from his Beetle GRC office, and for him, RC cars are the escape.  In the past few months, Speed and friend TJ Bell have established Speed RC, Scott’s very […] More…

Video: 16 Valve Mk1 Golf Attacks Hillclimb Course, Shoots Flames

posted by on 15 July 2015 in Videos

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If there’s one thing that we can all appreciate, it’s a car that shoots flames.  Powered by a heavily tuned 240hp 16 Valve, this Mk1 Golf Hillclimb car is the sort of thing we wish we all could call our own.  And fortunately for us, the gentleman who actually does own this vehicle isn’t afraid to […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Reports First Half 2015 Sales

posted by on 15 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Five percent growth in Western Europe  Model changeover: T6 and Caddy 4 are available at the dealers  Board Member for Sales and Marketing Schot: “Brand achieves solid growth.” Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 222,900 urban delivery vehicles, vans and pick-up trucks to customers all over the world by the end of June. Compared to the corresponding […] More…

‘V-Charge': Volkswagen Pushes Automated Parking and Electric Vehicles Charging Development

posted by on 15 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Parking spaces driven to fully automatically Electric vehicles charged automatically V-Charge places only minor demands on car park infrastructure Intelligent form of valet parking Volkswagen aspires to holding the leading position in the field of automated parking. A look into the near future of automated parking is given by ‘V-Charge’, an EU research project, in […] More…

Project SportWagen: Air Suspension

posted by on 14 July 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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Over the years we’ve become somewhat famous (or infamous if you happen to be whoever is Editor-In-Chief of Jalopnik this week) for our community’s love affair with lowering their car.  Starting with springs and cup kits, then moving to coilovers and eventually full-blown air suspension, the Volkswagen crowd has been into the ‘stance’ scene before it had a […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 HPA Turbocharged Volkswagen R32

posted by on 14 July 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Those who’ve been keeping a close eye on the Mk4 R32 market will be well aware that the vehicles seem to have really taken off recently, commanding numbers in the low teens for ratted-out models, and high teens for anything that’s seen a reasonable amount of care.  Every once in a while, though, you stumble […] More…