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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Friend of the site and all around VW wizard, Jamie Orr will be taking over Volkswagen Motorsports’ Instagram feed throughout the day tomorrow, Wednesday, June 3. Orr is one of the only personalities to take over the feed who isn’t a world- or series-champion, so it’s a big deal that VW...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last week, we spoke to VW’s resident hot-shoe, Benny Leuchter about the Mk8 GTI and why he believes it’s even better than the Mk7. And now we footage of the car running through a battery of handling tests. The new GTI is supposed to be pointier on turn-in, which VW’s ISO lane change test...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    It's all well and good to hire the best engineers, but unless you have a driver who can set a car up properly, the result may never matter. And with Benny Leuchter, Volkswagen has a driving ace up its sleeve. The touring car racer has been racing Golfs for a while now and that may be why VW...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen’s professional racing lineup may have shrunk last year, but its customer racing program is still going strong. Why are people lining up to spend $100,000-ish on a GTI? Autoblog Netherlands finds out. Unfortunately, this review is in Dutch, so some reading will be required, but the...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    A few months back, Volkswagen celebrated the 40 th anniversary of the legendary Golf GTI by breaking the front-wheel-drive lap record at the equally legendary Nurburgring. Well, it turns out that Volkswagen thought it could do better. Late in October the brand was back in Nurburg when they...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Touring Car Racing isn’t quite as glamorous or publicized as F1, so you could be forgiven for not recognizing Benjamin Leuchter's name. To VW fans, though, Leuchter’s should be a household name ever since he set the FWD lap record at the Nurburgring in the Golf GTI Clubsport S. Volkswagen...
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