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Find of the Day: 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI

posted by on 10 April 2015 in Find Of the Day

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The majority of Mk1s we come across these days have their fair share of rust in all the usual places.  If only we could find one that’s (relatively) close to home, cheap, and rust free.  Even better if it came with some period-correct accessories and a few boxes of new parts.  Kind of like the […] More…

Tuned Fleets and Company Cars– An Interesting Option from ABT Sportsline

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Would you consider tuning a fleet car?  ABT Sportsline would, and leveraging their reputation for OEM quality and reliability, the German tuning firm aims to do just that.  Offering programs for the extremely common (in Europe, at least) Volkswagen Golf and Passat, as well as Audi’s A4 and A6 fleet vehicles, ABT thinks that tuning […] More…

Volkswagen Teases GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Concept

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Volkswagen News

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After the success of last year’s Vision Gran Turismo Concept, Volkswagen has decided to take another crack at creating a Gran Turismo 6-exclusive special model based on the Golf GTI.  For their second concept, Volkswagen has created the GTI Supersport Vision GT, a widebody two-door featuring DTM-inspired aerodynamic cues and what sounds to be VR6 power. […] More…

HPA Reflects On Pirelli World Challenge Experiences At COTA

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Langley BC Canada – April 8, 2015 – As a new team competing in the Pirelli World Challenge series, HPA Motorsports gained valuable experience from the inaugural event of the 2015 Touring Car Championship that took place during the first week of March. The Canadian team faced numerous challenges along the way to campaigning two […] More…

Bentley Team M-Sport Ready for European Racing Season

posted by on 9 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Bentley Team M-Sport is gearing up for the Blancpain Endurance Series season opener this weekend at Monza.  For their 2015 campaign, Bentley Team M-Sport will field two cars, including one driven by last year’s runner-up team of all-British lineup of Guy Smith, Andy Meyrick and Steven Kane.  The second car will feature an all-new team made up […] More…

More Than 30 Cars to Take Grid on Opening Weekend of Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Europe 2015

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Lamborghini News

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The opening weekend of Europe’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo series is shaping up to be an overwhelming success, as more than 30 cars will be on the grid, setting a record for the series.  The more than 30 car field translates into a 50% increase in participation over last year, comprised of both new drivers and teams. […] More…

Herbie to Cross Auction Block at Barrett Jackson Palm Beach

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Find Of the Day

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One of the 1963 Volkswagen Beetles used in 1969’s “Love Bug” is headed to Barrett Jackson.  Originally designed to squirt oil out of the passenger side wheel well, this Herbie was restored to it’s “Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo” spec after appearing in 1980’s “Herbie Goes Bananas.”  The Beetle will be a no reserve lot, meaning […] More…

Forum Find: Rallycross Volkswagen Caddy Build

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Over the years, the builds documented on our forums have varied from the relatively tame suspension and wheels variety to the more ambitious sky-is-the-limit and time is not a factor type.  With that in mind, I’d like to direct your attention to the Volkswagen Lounge subform. After rolling his Mk2 Rallycross car late last year, user […] More…

KW Releases DDC Plug&Play Coilover Kits for Seat Leon ST Cupra 280

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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KW Suspension has announced the release of their DDC plug&play coilover kit for all Seat Leon ST models with lowering of up to 45 millimeters and DCC compatibility.  The DDC plug&play features electronic damping control, allowing the end user to quickly and easily dial in suspension via an onboard control unit. Read the full Press […] More…

Rally: FIA Approves New Skoda Fabia R 5

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Milestone for SKODA: The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has given the green light to the new SKODA Fabia R 5. The new rally car will continue the 114-year-old motorsport success story of the Czech car manufacturer on rally stages around the world after the successful homologation. The Fabia R 5 is based on the latest generation SKODA Fabia […] More…

Formula 3 – The Career Springboard: 16 Talented Drivers Line Up “Powered by Volkswagen”

posted by on 8 April 2015 in Motorsport News

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Promotion achieved: Max Verstappen steps up to Formula One, Tom Blomqvist to DTM 2015 season: eleven race weekends in eight countries Five teams with 16 young drivers put their faith in the Dallara-Volkswagen combination Upwards and onwards to Formula One with Volkswagen Power: Max Verstappen (NL) became the latest to make the ultimate step up […] More…

APR Sets New North American Mk7 Golf R and GTI Quarter Mile Records

posted by on 7 April 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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This past weekend APR finally had a chance to run the new North American MK7 Golf R and the APR Stage 3 MK7 GTI at the local quarter mile drag strip. During Montgomery Motorsport Park’s “Street Night – Test and Tune” event, the Golf R and GTI were all but lost in a sea of big American muscle cars […] More…