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USP Releases Spulen 2.5L Brake Vacuum Pump Delete Kit!

posted by on 9 January 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The braking system on your vehicle requires constant vacuum to assist in applying the brakes. Traditionally this vacuum is achieved by plumbing the brake booster to the engine’s intake manifold. This provides the needed vacuum to assist in applying the brakes. However, vehicles equipped with the 2.5L engine do not receive vacuum from the intake […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Deliveries Top 445,000 Units in 2014 

posted by on 9 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Strong growth in world-wide sales of T5 and Crafter model series Rising sales figures in profitable region of Western Europe Impact felt from economic conditions in South America and Russia Hannover, 9 January 2015: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles delivered 444,900 vehicles to customers all over the world in the 2014 financial year. This corresponds to a […] More…

All 500 Golf R Pre-Orders Sold Out in Under 12 Hours

posted by on 9 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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When Volkswagen announced the Golf R Pre-Order program, they had high hopes that their strategy would be a successful one.  The company offered 500 models of the Golf R as “Launch Edition” cars, coming fully loaded and with a special Volkswagen DriverGear accessories kit, one of which could be yours so long as you placed a […] More…

Choice Gear: Blipshift Fore! T-Shirt

posted by on 9 January 2015 in Choice Gear

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Of all the email lists that we subscribe to, the daily message from Blipshift might just be the one we look forward to the most.  The design firm has been pumping out auto-themed designs for quite some time now, offering each for a very short time.  Their latest masterpiece is one that is sure to tug […] More…

Volkswagen Reports More Than 6 Million Deliveries in 2014

posted by on 9 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Group Board member for Sales Christian Klingler: “Tenth record in succession. Deliveries doubled since 2004.” “The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand closed the tenth year in succession with a new delivery record, topping the six-million mark for the first time in a twelve-month period. That means we have doubled deliveries by the brand since 2004″, Christian Klingler, […] More…

UroTuning Releases Stealth Oil Catch Can for 2.0T FSI Applications

posted by on 8 January 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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UroTuning today announced the release of their new Mk5 2.0T FSI Catch Can Kits with AN fitting lines.  Designed to delete the stock PCV, add a boost port and eliminate gunk making its way to your intake, the UroTuning Catch Can Kit is a worthwhile addition to any 2.0T FSI powered car.  The kit is available in the purchaser’s […] More…

Porsche Releases 2014 Sales Data: More Than 189,000 Units Delivered

posted by on 8 January 2015 in Porsche News

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Porsche has announced their year-end sales data for the 2014 calendar year after posting the best month in company history.  With more than 20,000 sales in December (an impressive 39% growth over 2013), the Stuttgart manufacturer delivered 189,850 cars in 2014, including all 918 examples of the company’s 918 Spyder.  Porsche’s largest market was North […] More…

SEAT Introduces High Performance Leon ST Cupra 280 Estate

posted by on 8 January 2015 in Seat News

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SEAT has announced their Leon ST Cupra 280, a front drive performance wagon with 276hp on tap.  Using Dynamic Chassis Control, progressive steering and a mechanically locking front differential, the Leon ST Cupra 280 should be every bit as entertaining as it’s hatchback equivalent, albeit a shade slower to 60mph.  For those wanting more, SEAT […] More…

Audi 2.5 TFSI-Powered Donkervoort D8 GTO Bilster Berg Edition Is the Caterham on Crack You’ve Always Wanted

posted by on 8 January 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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For many, Donkervoort’s 2.5 TFSI-powered D8 is more than enough.  It’s a sort-of Caterham on crack- 400hp, 450 Nm (331 lb-ft)  of torque available at just 1600rpms and weighing in at a scant 700 kilograms (1543lbs).  Luckily for those who were never fans of complacency, the minds at Donkervoort have revealed a new model with […] More…

Bentley Motorsport Announces Full 2015 Schedule

posted by on 8 January 2015 in Motorsport News

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Bentley Motorsport announced their 2015 schedule today, including races on six different continents in 5 different series.  After a successful 2014 campaign, the Bentley Continental GT3 race program will look to build upon last years results when it takes the green flag at the Liquid-Moly Bathurst 12-Hour endurance race just one month from now.  Fans can […] More…

Pope Francis Receives Survivors of Auschwitz and Current Volkswagen Apprentices in the Vatican

posted by on 8 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Audience in connection with the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Guests present “Gift of Remembrance” to Pontiff Pope Francis received a delegation of the International Auschwitz Committee (IAC) including survivors of the former extermination camp from Poland, the Czech Republic, France and Germany in the Vatican yesterday. The audience was also attended by […] More…

B&B Automobiletechnik Boosts European Passat Bi-TDI Performance

posted by on 7 January 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The all-new European Passat is a pretty interesting proposition for tuners and owners alike, available with a Bi-TDI producing 240hp and nearly 400 lb-ft of torque directly from the showroom floor.  German tuning firm B&B Automobiltechnik has decided that this just isn’t quite enough power, and set their sites on extracting a bit extra power […] More…