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Scirocco R-Cup: Title Up for Grabs as the Nürburgring Hosts the Highlight of the Season

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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The Volkswagen Scirocco R-Cup returns to German for the fifth race of the 2014 season, with last year’s points leader Jordan Lee Pepper atop the points standings.  With a 36 point advantage over second place, there is a good chance of Pepper clinching a repeat this weekend.  The Nürburgring Scirocco R-Cup race will allow for […] More…

Event Coverage: VAG Fair 2014

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Events Coverage

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Now in its 8th year, VAG Fair continues to expand within the York, Pennsylvania fairgrounds, bringing out many of the most cleanly modified Volkswagens and Audis in the region.  While the showfield is quite impressive, VAG Fair’s main attraction is ‘Madness on the Midway’- a display of hand-picked cars to be judged extremely closely in […] More…

Bentley Continental GT3-R Makes North American Debut at Pebble Beach

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Bentley News

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The much anticipated Bentley Continental GT3-R will make its North American debut this week at Pebble Beach.  Utilizing a 4.0L twin-turbo much like that found in the Audi RS 7 and coming in at 220lbs less than a standard Continental GT, the Continental GT3-R is capable of sprinting to 60mph in just 3.6 seconds.  Only […] More…

U.S. Rallycross Beetle Comes to the Beetle Sunshine Tour

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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When the Beetle Sunshine Tour kicks off later this week in Lübeck, Germany, there will be one very powerful special guest in attendance.  The Volkswagen Beetle GRC will be making its first-ever trip to Europe for the event, which is the largest gathering of Beetle fans in Europe.  According to the Press Release, the Beetle GRC […] More…

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand Delivers 3.56 Million Vehicles in Period to July

posted by on 12 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen Passenger Cars has released total sales numbers, and they look quite good.  The brand delivered 3.56 Million units to date, with 333,400 of those coming to North America, and an impressive 1.72 Million cars delivered to the Asia-Pacific region.  While sales are currently lagging in the United States, massive investments are in the works with […] More…

Find of the Day: 1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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It’s not often that we get a ‘Find of the Day’ tip from our readers, but we certainly appreciate when it does happen.  Especially if it’s one that is this promising.  Low miles?  Check.  Reasonably priced?  Check.  Desirable?  Check. This 53,000 original mile Corrado SLC is currently for sale on eBay with a high bid […] More…

Rally Legend Marcus Grönholm Tests the Volkswagen Polo R WRC

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen Motorsport has enlisted rally legend Marcus Grönholm as the newest test driver for the Volkswagen Polo WRC.  With two WRC titles and 540 WRC stage wins, Grönholm brings with him a wealth of knowledge that should be able to help develop and refine the Polo R WRC throughout his time with the organization. Read […] More…

Event Coverage: AWE Tuning BBQ

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Events Coverage

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If their yearly BBQ’s attendance is any indication of business, things are going quite well at Willow Grove, Pennsylvania’s AWE Tuning.  Leveraging industry connections and a strong customer base, AWE Tuning’s event was markedly larger than past years with many european marques well represented. It isn’t just about the cars though.  AWE Tuning takes full […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 11 August 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. FIA […] More…

Modded Euros Partners with Sticker Mule for Store Credit Offer

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ModdedEuros.com has teamed up with Sticker Mule to offer all VWVortex members a $10 store credit to StickerMule.com, as a thank you for helping to support both Modded Euros and the Volkswagen community through use of our forums.  In order to get the store credit, follow this link to fill out a quick form and the […] More…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall on Certain Tiguan Models

posted by on 11 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Volkswagen of America has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of approximately 151,389 Tiguan vehicles produced from 2009-2014 over a fuel pump issue.  According to the recall, the fuel pump may develop poor performance and pressure due to excessive engine temp or ambient heat.  Volkswagen states that no accidents or injuries associated with the […] More…

Find of the Day: 2004 Volkswagen Touareg

posted by on 8 August 2014 in Find Of the Day

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What do you do with an SUV when you live in Miami?  Well, you put Porsche Cayenne flares, 24″ Wheels, Coilover suspension and Brembo brakes on it apparently.  Today’s Find of the Day is one of the most aggressive looking Touaregs I’ve ever seen. Lowered on the aforementioned Coilover suspension and featuring Brembo brakes all […] More…