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WRC 2: Škoda Auto Deutschland Ready for Home WRC Event

posted by on 18 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Volkswagen Motorsport will once again be joined by ŠKODA on the stages of WRC competition, as the Fabia R5 looks to continue its successful campaign in Germany.  ŠKODA heads to ADAC Rallye Deutschland after two consecutive one-two finishes, and driver Esapekka Lappi currently sitting atop the overall driver’s championship, despite not running the full calendar.  Rally […] More…

Caped Do-Gooder ‘Lamborghini Batman’ Killed When Batmobile Struck on Side of Maryland Highway

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Several years ago, Lenny B. Robinson became a bit of an internet sensation when the owner of the black Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was pulled over by Maryland police wearing full Batman costume. That the man was a regular visitor to children’s hospitals was an integral part to his story. Regrettably, the Washington Post is reporting that this […] More…

Tyrolsport Releases Hatch Brace for Mk5 and Mk6 Applications

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News


The VW/Audi Mk5/6 chassis, like other hatchbacks prior, experience a large amount of chassis flex during cornering. This chassis flex negatively affects vehicle handling. The Tyrolsport Hatch Brace solves this issue by locking the hatchback hard points together with a revolutionary system of billet aluminum clamps and specifically designed rigid bars. The Hatch Brace uses […] More…

Find of the Day: 1977 Volkswagen Rabbit

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Find Of the Day

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Attendees of the last three Southern Worthersee events will likely recognize the car as it has been a repeat visitor, and named one of the Top 50 back in 2014.  In the past four years, the owner claims that the car has been completely gone through with new paint, a rebuilt 16 valve motor with […] More…

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 Superveloce Roadster Makes Global Debut in Monterey

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Lamborghini News

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There’s been chatter of Lamborghini going soft in recent years, and with the introduction of their latest supercar, the Italian manufacturer hopes to silence these claims.  Built to be an open-top, 217mph thumb of the nose to critics, the Aventador 750-4 Superveloce Roadster is the $530,000 answer to a question few thought to ask.  For those […] More…

WRC: Volkswagen Looks for First Victory at Home

posted by on 17 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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First win for the Polo R WRC at the Volkswagen home event hoping to be achieved at the third attempt Ogier, Latvala and Mikkelsen favourites as first, second and fourth in the WRC standings First asphalt event of 2015 is final “elusive win” for Volkswagen in the WRC Ogier/Ingrassia have first “match point” for the […] More…

Volkswagen Motorsport International Newsletter

posted by on 17 August 2015 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…

Volkswagen Issues Voluntary Recall

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA – Volkswagen considers the safety and satisfaction of its consumers and passengers a top priority. As such, Volkswagen of America today notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it will be issuing a voluntary safety recall affecting the steering wheel clock spring on approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles in the U.S. Certain 2010-2014 […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross and Scott Speed Sign Contract Extension

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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Herndon, VA — Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team principals and Scott Speed today announced an extension of the driver’s contract ahead of the seventh round of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. The three-time X Games Gold Medalist and five-time GRC race winner will continue to pilot the No. 41 Volkswagen Beetle GRC throughout the next two […] More…

Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Returns to D.C. to Compete in Front of Home Crowd

posted by on 14 August 2015 in Motorsport News

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Scott Speed and Tanner Foust hope to improve standings at the second annual Red Bull Global Rallycross Washington D.C. presented by Volkswagen Herndon, VA — The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team heads to Washington, D.C. this weekend for the seventh round of the 2015 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. With two podium finishes at rounds 5 and 6 […] More…

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles Launches Limited Edition Amarok Atacama

posted by on 13 August 2015 in Volkswagen News

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New Amarok Atacama special edition model priced from £26,850 (basic excl. VAT) High equipment levels and a choice of two transmissions Bi-xenon lights, Vienna leather trim, sat nav and 19-inch wheels all as standard Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles is turning up the heat this summer with the arrival of the new limited edition Amarok Atacama. Named […] More…

Find of the Day: 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro Camper

posted by on 13 August 2015 in Find Of the Day

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There are so many objectively better bug-out apocalypse vehicles that you could buy for the seller’s six-figure asking price, but at the moment we really couldn’t care less.  The result of an insane amount of time, effort, and money, this Syncro Camper is much more than what meets the eye, featuring a 255hp 1.8T, beefy […] More…