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Akrapovič Launches New Concept System for Lamborghini Aventador

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Akrapovič has developed a fantastic new concept Slip-On Line exhaust system for the already outstanding Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 that will further enhance the performance and reputation of this already exemplary machine. This beautiful precision-crafted titanium system has benefitted from intensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations by Akrapovič engineers to create the optimum system for this […] More…

SEMA 2014: Toyo Tires Jetta Mk2 Coupe

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Funny thing about the SEMA Show. It may be the nation’s and maybe the world’s largest aftermarket industry trade show filled with truly impressive and insane builds, but we so rarely see the amazingly built earlier water-cooled Volkswagens on display… cars like Matt Vincent’s 1.8T-swapped Mk2 Jetta coupe. Maybe the reason for the lack of […] More…

2014 SEMA Show: Event Index

posted by on 11 November 2014 in 2014 SEMA Show

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Follow along with our car-by-car coverage of the 2014 SEMA Show. More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Delivers Over Five Million Vehicles in Period to October

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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2.6 percent increase in January – October deliveries Volkswagen Passenger Cars set a new delivery record for January – October, handing over more than five million vehicles to customers for the first time. 5.08 (January to October 2013: 4.95) million vehicles were delivered during this period, representing an increase of 2.6 percent. At 517,400 (519,300; […] More…

CAR Magazine Reports Golf R400 to Go on Sale Next Year

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We’ve heard numerous magazine reports that Volkswagen’s Golf R400 will come to market, but an article published today by CAR Magazine points to the vehicle being available much sooner than many expected.  According to their sources, a production-ready version of the Golf R400 first shown earlier this year in Bejing will be shown at the […] More…

Verstappen to Make Final Formula 3 Appearance in Macau

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Max Verstappen fits Macau start around Formula One commitments Nine drivers line up at motorsport classic with Volkswagen Power Volkswagen most successful engine manufacturer with eight wins Max Verstappen (NL) will climb into the cockpit of a Formula 3 car “powered by Volkswagen” for the final time at the Macau Grand Prix (13–16 November). The […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 11 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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With Volkswagen participating in so many forms of Motorsport around the world, it’s often difficult to keep track of their performance. Luckily for us, Volkswagen Motorsport goes through the trouble of rounding up all of the key information from their various race series, and puts it all in one press release. Let’s get started. Global […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Prepared for Battle at Rally Classic in Wales

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Free rein for the three Volkswagen duos at the Rally Great Britain 13th and final round: grand finale to the WRC Final stop in a superlative season for Volkswagen An open battle at the final rally of the year: Volkswagen duos Sébastien Ogier/Julien Ingrassia (F/F), Jari-Matti Latvala/Miikka Anttila (FIN/FIN) and Andreas Mikkelsen/Ola Fløene (N/N) go […] More…

WRC: Salomon and Volkswagen Enter into Partnership

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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French sports equipment manufacturer new partner of Volkswagen Motorsport World Championship-winning team to benefit from equipment and exchange of experience Volkswagen Motorsport will receive even greater support in the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) courtesy of a strong new partner: French sports equipment manufacturer Salomon will take on the role of Official Supplier of the […] More…

New 2.0T TSI & FSI Clutch Kits from Black Forest Industries

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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We are very excited to be able to bring yet another new product to market along with the help of Competition Clutch. These new Lightweight Flywheel and Clutch Kits are offered in 5 different stages, to meet a variety of applications. Below we have outlined and simplified what each kit includes to give you and […] More…

Scott Speed Finishes Third in Red Bull Global Rallycross Driver Championship

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Motorsport News

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Scott Speed and Tanner Foust finish fourth and sixth place in Las Vegas final round Herndon, VA  — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team finished its first season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship with a strong performance in Las Vegas. Racing together for the first time, the two GRC Beetles began the final round with […] More…

BASF and Volkswagen Present Science Award Electrochemistry to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

posted by on 10 November 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Award honors outstanding research results in the area of lithium-ion batteries Award ceremony at Stanford University, California, by Chairmen of the companies BASF and Volkswagen, Dr. Kurt Bock and Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF goes this year to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, […] More…