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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen drew 150 names out of a hat (probably not literally) to see which employees at its Chemnitz, Dresden, and Zwickau plants would get to drive around in their very own ID.3s. Sadly, this wasn’t just a morale-boosting giveaway, driving the ID.3s will be work, since the 150 EVs are being...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Testing at the Nurburgring isn't really big news anymore, since all the cool kids are doing it, but for a car that's currently on sale to be there during an industry day to be there raises some eyebrows. As Motor1 points out , there could be any number of reasons for this and some sound mighty...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    What is it about a foolish quest that inspires us? The number one pick in the all time list of novels (going chronologically) is Don Quixote, whose name literally came to mean exceedingly idealistic and unrealistic. Anyway, I’m not totally sure why I’ve got Don Quixote on my mind as I line up...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    For all our modern brilliance we're still subject to the whims of nature and the vast expanses that separate us. That’s why when race car drivers want to improve, as often as not they’ll take to the simulator. But what if you want to test an engine? Then you need simulator rig such as Bugatti’s...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    So far, the Lamborghini Centenario has mostly been an autoshow diva. Almost every time we see the car it’s standing still or moving slowly. Well, now we finally get to see that the Centenario is a proper Lambo. Lamborghini has released this video of the Centenario driving at speed at the Nardo...
  6. Misc. Professional Racing
    Wolfsburg (18th March 2016). The stage is set for the new circuit racer: the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR successfully completed the official TCR comparison tests in Valencia (E). Prior to this, the first five of 20 cars were delivered to two customers. The cars were then put through their paces...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    For auto manufacturers, the winter signifies an increase in cold weather testing, putting their upcoming models through conditions unimaginable to most.  The north of Sweden seems to be a popular location for the Volkswagen Group to conduct such tests, so much so that they've got a base in the...
  8. Photography
    After a hard fought 1-2 finish in Finland, Volkswagen Motorsport heads to home soil, looking to continue their pursuit of the 2015 WRC title.  But before the first stage gets underway, hours and hours of testing will be completed.  Failure to prepare is preparing to fail, after all. With less...
  9. Misc. Professional Racing
    According to a report published by WRC.com, Volkswagen Motorsport test driver Marcus Grönholm will begin testing their radically different 2017 World Rally Championship contender in the coming weeks.  Thanks to changes in the FIA's rulebook, 2017 FIA WRC contenders will benefit from a much more...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Much more than just a simple facelift, Porsche's 2016 911 will be more about what you don't immediately see than what you do.  The first of Stuttgart's non-Turbo or GT2 cars to feature forced induction, the 991.2 has received many, many updates to ensure that it's new turbocharged flat-six will...
  11. The Lamborghini Lounge
    Just a few days after Ducati's Dovizioso was treated to a ride along with Sebastien Ogier, the Volkswagen Group has welcomed another MotoGP star for crossover fun.  Newly out of a retirement which saw him have a brief stint in V8 Supercars, Casey Stoner was invited to try out one of the Huracán...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Bilstein has announced an extension of their partnership with the legendary Nürburgring for another five years.  As part of the agreement, Bilstein will retain naming rights for a grandstand at the circuit, the GP course's 'Bilstein Bend', and prominent ad placement around the facility.  The...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Yes, this does look like an Audi A8.  With the obvious out of the way, our spies have captured what we know to be an extremely early Phaeton prototype undergoing testing.  The cues that give this away include a heavily revised front fascia with the Audi rings removed, and BS-prefaced (for...
  14. Photography
    Motorweek has been digging in the crates as of late, regularly posting videos of their older reviews to YouTube.  It's an idea that we quite like, as it gives us a chance to look back at some of the more memorable 'young timers' to see how they were recieved when new.  Recently, Motorweek gave...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Late last month a few members of the online Cayman community 'Planet 9' caught a minor slip up by Porsche, confirming the existence of an upcoming model dubbed the 'GT4.'  Industry minds were quick to connect the dots, tracing the yet-to-be-confirmed model back to the tarted-up test car that had...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    We've all flipped through a car magazine looking for acceleration data at some point in our lives.  Often times, we see the data and think to ourselves- really?  True, oftentimes the conditions and setting that these numbers were achieved in are left to guesswork, but we all hope that the...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    It seems that the Golf R SportWagen feels quite at home lapping the Nürburgring, as it has been spotted there several times in various states of camouflage throughout the development process.  Yesterday, Car and Driver published perhaps the most clear shots yet of the vehicle yet, once again...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Britain's Autocar Magazine recently tested seven of the most popular performance cars currently available in Britain to see how they stack up in the wet.  Through a series of tests including braking, acceleration lap times and others, Volkswagen's Golf R was able to top the Nissan GT-R, Porsche...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    The "Leibniz University Hannover" has taken delivery of six electrically powered Volkswagen Caddy Vehicles for testing. During a 12-month fleet test, the lightweight urban delivery vehicle will be used by the Leibniz University for messenger, delivery and postal service duties, as a workshop and...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although the 981-generation Boxster and Cayman are still quite new to the marketplace, Porsche is already hard at work on making tweaks, changes and updates to their "entry level" sports cars.  Photos were sent our way from the spies at CarPix which show what appears to be an updated Cayman...
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