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Volkswagen Motorsport Develops New Golf for the Racetrack

posted by on 9 July 2015 in Motorsport News

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Concept car for customer racing, in line with new TCR regulations Production-based touring car with 330 hp, front-wheel drive and six-speed DSG gearbox First competitive test this weekend in Spielberg (A) Wolfsburg. A new Golf for the racetrack: Volkswagen Motorsport is developing its first racing car based on the seventh generation Golf. The production-based, 330-hp […] More…

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Announces Chattanooga Facility to Support Volkswagen

posted by on 8 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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According to a report published today in The Chattanoogan, Chinese interior manufacturer Yanfeng Automotive Interior has announced that they will open a new facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee which will create 325 jobs by the time it opens in 2016.  The new facility represents an investment of $55M, which aims to support Volkswagen by manufacturing interior […] More…

Porsche North America Reports June Sales

posted by on 8 July 2015 in Porsche News

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Porsche North America has reported their June 2015 sales, showing an increase of 121 deliveries over June of last year.  Excluding the Panamera, Porsche’s individual model sales were up across the board, including a 20% increase in Cayman sales.  Year over year, Porsche has delivered 10% more vehicles in 2015 when compared to the 2014. Read […] More…

Video: Matt Farah One Takes APR’s Max R at Fastivus

posted by on 8 July 2015 in Videos

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While we weren’t able to officially make it to this year’s Fastivus, the event seemed to go off without a hitch and like nearly any event held in Southern California, a few celebrities even showed up.  Tanner Foust was on hand to put on a show with both his Formula Drift Passat and a new […] More…

New Škoda Superb Delights as the ‘Red Car’ of this year’s Tour de France

posted by on 8 July 2015 in Skoda News

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Former bicycle manufacturer and current Volkswagen Group member Škoda has officially come full circle, having their new Superb named this year’s ‘Red Car’ for the 2015 Tour de France.  As the Red Car, the Superb will act as a sort of command center for Tour director Christian Prudhomme, allowing him to stay at the front […] More…

Volkswagen Golf TDI Rounds Lower 48 States on Less Than $300 of Diesel, Achieves 81.17mpg

posted by on 8 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Golf TDI® beats the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS achievement for “lowest fuel consumption—48 U.S. contiguous States for a non-hybrid car” at a stellar 81.17 mpg Herndon, Va. — Volkswagen of America, Inc., is pleased to announce today that the 2015 Golf TDI® Clean Diesel, part of the family of vehicles that won the 2015 North American […] More…

Bridge to Gantry Spots Golf GTI ‘Clubsport’ Lapping the Ring

posted by on 7 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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We’re going to file this under ‘interesting.’  Nurburgring fan site Bridge to Gantry has posted images of what appears to be a more focused Golf GTI, which they are calling the GTI Clubsport.  We can’t tell a whole lot from the images, but what we can see is that the car has been fitted with […] More…

AWE Tuning Releases Anticipated Volkswagen Mk7 Golf R Exhaust Suite

posted by on 7 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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AWE Tuning has announced their Volkswagen Golf R Exhaust Suite. The product line will launch featuring two exhaust editions, and two downpipe versions. Each product, as well as combinations will feature AWE Tuning’s industry leading No Check Engine Light Guarantee, Fitment Guarantee and lifetime warranties. The product suite contains 26 variations, which encompasses value-packages of exhausts […] More…

Project SportWagen: Wheels and Roof Rack

posted by on 7 July 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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Before work could get underway on our Golf Sportwagen, I needed to retrieve it from Chicago. Fast forward a few short days and I found myself entering airport security just before 5am at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (a.k.a. BWI), and soaring 30,000 feet above the roads I’d be traveling back on in just a few hours. Once safely […] More…

Volkswagen’s ‘Golden Sisters’ Return for Model Year End TV Spots

posted by on 7 July 2015 in Volkswagen News

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With the rise of social media and the sharing that goes along with it, businesses and agencies have placed the majority of their efforts on going ‘viral.’  It’s a seemingly impossible task that can either make or break a campaign with no real set formula, although cats and the elderly seem to be the closest thing […] More…

Lamborghini’s Factory and Headquarters Certified as Carbon Neutral

posted by on 7 July 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Although the word ‘sensible’ isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Lamborghini, the company has taken a huge step towards reducing the environmental impact of their facilities.  Named as the first company to achieve Carbon Neutral certification by Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd, Automobili Lamborghini now effectively is able […] More…

Giorgetto Giugiaro Leaves ItalDesign, Audi Purchases Remaining Ownership

posted by on 6 July 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Late last week, design icon Giorgetto Giugiaro has resigned from his position at the helm of ItalDesign, his family firm in which Audi has held a controlling (90.1%) stake since 2010. The designer sold his remaining shares to Audi, departing reportedly along with his son Fabrizio who was also active in the business. With this move, Audi becomes the […] More…