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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Don’t take your car to Bonneville, is pretty much the lesson of this video. Do go to Bonneville, just don’t do it in the car you’re hoping to drive back to town. Especially not if that car is an out of date luxury car with some electrical gremlins. There’s really no real-world applicability to...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    As you May have heard, VW set a very specific record with the brand new Jetta at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Kindly, VW offered to fly us out for the record attempt and while we were there we talked to some of the VW owners who were around for the racing—normally that’s the part where we...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    A “silly” transmission issue has caused Volkswagen and its land speed Jetta to miss Bonneville Speed Week. According to a report from Jalopnik , Volkswagen was not present at all at land speed racing event this weekend. When asked why, a VW spokesperson told the publication: “We had a silly...
  4. Misc. Professional Racing
    Volkswagen announced today that it will take a modified version of the 2019 Jetta to Bonneville this summer with a view to setting a class record. The Jetta will compete in the BGC/G class and will need to go 208.472 mph in order set a record at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats. Although it...
  5. Photography
    Back in September  Volkswagen hit 205 mph with the Beetle LSR on the Bonneville Salt Flats, but it wasn’t the only VW on the salt. The World of Speed event at Bonneville hosts a remarkable number of cars and classes, including the 37 HP VW Challenge. It’s “amateur racing at its purest,”...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen and Automobile Magazine now officially have the fastest ever recorded Beetle. Their Beetle LSR hit 205.122mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, at the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association 2016 World of Speed event. "Exceeding 200 miles per hour in the Beetle LSR was a serious thrill," said...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Thanks to the rumors that Skoda might be coming to America, it’s time to bone up on some brand history so that you can impress your friends with your knowledge of the Czech car maker. While it may not be chapter one in the Skoda history book, the vRS chapter is the most exciting and it’s now...
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