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  1. The Audi Lounge
    There’s a popular refrain among the young that when they turn 80, they’ll live without fear and try all the things they were afraid might ruin their lives like hard drugs. Naturally, this is all a bit optimistic, but at least one UK-based nearly-octogenarian is living that dream. Arthur, a...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    It seems like the Volkswagen Motorsport crew got bored waiting for Goodwood, so they’ve gone ahead and quietly set another track record, this time at Bilster Berg.   With a time of 1:24.206, the ID.R easily the previous lap record, set in 2016 by Step-1 MiKar C201B prototype, whatever that is...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although its record is not “official,” the ID.R has been up Lord March’s driveway faster than an F1 car. And it wants to try to do it again at Sonoma Raceway . This time, the record attempt will see the all-electric ID.R try to round the 2.52 mile, 12-turn track in just 1:15.430—or faster than...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi has taken its quickest upcoming crossover to the Nordschleife, looking to set a new record for the fastest SUV, off-roader, or pickup around the Nurburgring. And so, of course, the entire thing was captured on video for us to watch and enjoy. The automaker hasn't even revealed the SUV to...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    As you probably have already read, VW Motorsport broke the record for electric vehicles at the Nurburgring Nordschleife today, with Romain Dumas and the 680 horsepower VW ID R lapping the 12.9-mile circuit in an incredible 6:05.33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iZY5IMn0wg&t=302s Such a...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Update: Watch the full lap below: Romain Dumas after accomplishing the Electric Lap Record on the #Nordschleife : "A great future for this car! We will continue to push on it and we will see what we can achieve in the future." #IDR #JustElectric #eRecordChase #challengeacceptID...
  7. 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...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The  Porsche  911 GT3 RS has lapped the 12.9-mile Nurburgring Nordschleife in a stunning 6 minutes and 56.4 seconds, beating just about every one of its supercar rivals by an embarrassingly large margin. The Weissach Package-equipped 911 GT3 RS was driven by Porsche works drivers Kevin...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    On March 23 Volkswagen will unveil the brand new Touareg in Beijing, on the occasion of that city’s auto show. Normally that would mean shipping the car to its location so that it can arrive all clean and shiny to the auto show floor so that the world’s media can take pictures of it. But the...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    The VR6-Powered Audi B5 S4 has been USP Motorports' ace in the hole for quite some time. The pure amount of passion and dedication that has been channeled through this car is unfathomable. Fitted with a brand-new Precision 7685 Generation 2, the ole' B5 is looking to break some hearts yet again...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Last week the Porsche Cayenne S Diesel set an obscure new Guinness World Record for the heaviest airplane towed by a production vehicle. With video to prove it, the Cayenne dragged one of Air France’s 314-ton Airbus A380s 42 meters across the tarmac at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Jerry Seinfeld was at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction this weekend selling 18 of his cars at the auction, among them an unrestored 1960 Beetle, which sold for $121,000, setting a new record for Beetles. The white Beetle far exceeded its expected value of $55,000, which may be...
  13. The Skoda Lounge
    Superb Estate is ŠKODA’s 18 millionth car produced since 1905. Kvasiny production facility undergoing extensive investment and expansion. Production capacity will increase to 280,000 vehicles annually and create up to 1,300 new jobs.  ŠKODA AUTO has manufactured its 18 millionth vehicle since...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    CEO Matthias Müller: "Systematically making the Group fit for the future." The Volkswagen Group handed over 9.93 million vehicles to customers worldwide in 2015. "Delivering almost ten million vehicles is an excellent result, particularly in view of the continued challenging market situation in...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    2.42 million visitors in 2015: 8.5% more than previous year 168,514 vehicle deliveries confirm strong position The Autostadt celebrated its 15th anniversary and set a new attendance record with 2.42 million visitors in 2015 (2014: 2.23 million). Since opening in 2000, the Volkswagen Group...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    APR is pleased to announce the Stage II ECU Upgrade for the Golf R and S3 is now available for the North American market with other markets around the world to follow. APR’s Stage II ECU Upgrade is designed to work with APR’s upcoming Cast Downpipe Exhaust System and builds upon APR’s already...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    Sales revenue up 2.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 202.5 billion; negative exchange rate effects, particularly in the first half of 2014 Operating profit rises by EUR 1 billion to EUR 12.7 billion; positive impact from volume and mix effects as well as optimized product costs Earnings before tax...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Exactly two weeks ago, we featured a 23 Window Volkswagen Bus that was to be sold at Shannons Melbourne Late Summer Sale.  The vehicle was one of what is believed to be just three to be originally sold on the continent and freshly restored.  In other words, it had all the makings of a...
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