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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Oettinger pulled the covers off of their Golf 500R this past weekend at Wörthersee, featuring a wind-tunnel developed bodykit and a top speed of 186mph.  Built as a display piece specifically for the event, Oettinger saw fit to remove the Golf R's 2.0T and replace it with Audi's 2.5 TFSI, tuned...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Alas, the all things VAG festival of Wörthersee in Austria has ended its multi-week go. The corporate presence from brands like Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda are firmly in place and the final "official" days are now over. Our own Jamie Vondruska popped in during the craziness of the...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Other show car premieres: Golf Variant Biturbo Edition (Zwickau) and ŠKODA FUNstar (Mladá  Boleslav) They have followed the call of the lake: 13 Wolfsburg apprentices from Volkswagen and group company Sitech Sitztechnik have traveled to the 34th Wörthersee GTI meeting today to present their 395...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    For more than three decades, the south bank of Lake Wörthersee in Austria has become the home for GTI fans from around the world. And it has long since become a tradition for Volkswagen – the inventor of the GTI – to present an automotive surprise for the 200,000 visitors. As a concept car, the...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    ABT Sportsline will be bringing their latest and greatest to Austria this weekend, namely a 400hp Golf R and an optimized third generation Audi TT.  ABT's Golf R has many performance and aesthetic upgrades hiding beneath its bright green wrap, including a full exhaust system, software tweaks and...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Exclusive anniversary model for 40th birthday of the GTI Golf GTI Clubsport debuts with 265 PS and boost function Next year, the Golf GTI celebrates its 40th birthday. Volkswagen is marking this historic event with a progressive anniversary model: the new Golf GTI Clubsport. Volkswagen will...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    [photos: Si Gray] Si Gray's time in Austria has come to an end, but before packing up and leaving town, he's sent over one last round of event photos.  After making stops at all of the normal gathering spots, Si reports that traffic within the towns of Faak and Reifnitz has died down a bit...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    13 apprentices develop unique GTI show car from a body in white World premiere at 34th Wörthersee GTI meeting "Der See ruft ..." (the lake is calling) is painted in yellow on the wing mirrors of the unique Golf GTI Performance*. Samuel Pili (21), apprentice automotive mechatronics technician...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Next year the GTI celebrates its 40th anniversary in Europe. Volkswagen will mark this historic event with an anniversary model: the new Golf GTI Club Sport. Volkswagen will debut this near-production ready "concept" at Worthersee in Austria next week. The Club Sport will have 195 kW / 265 hp...
  10. TT, TTS, & TTRS (MK3, MQB Chassis)
    Audi released details on a new TT concept car today dubbed the clubsport turbo. Perhaps most interesting is the 2.5 TFSI with electric turbo, which means immediate boost and thus faster off the line. Stylistically it's also quite interesting because they skipped the obvious of using TT Cup parts...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    ŠKODA previewed the second of their Wörthersee concept vehicles earlier today, and this one is sure to make a big impact at the event.  Starting off with their new Fabia Combi, and adding a healthy amount of pieces from their motorsport parts bin, the R5 is the all-wheel-drive, sequential...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    [photos: Si Gray] Si Gray remains a busy man on the streets around Lake Wörthersee, knocking out no less than four feature car photoshoots in addition to covering the action in Faak and at the world's most famous Eni station.  As a result, today's addition to our Wörthersee coverage is a bit...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    [photos: Si Gray] Coming out of the first unofficial weekend of Worthersee Treffen, the crowd has actually dissipated a bit, a change welcomed by our own Si Gray and the dedicated few who enjoy the relative calm before thousands upon thousands descend on the town.  With less congestion clogging...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    [Photos: Si Gray] The sun has come out at Lake Worthersee, eager to greet the many enthusiasts who've come early for Europe's largest Volkswagen gathering.  Making his way to the many meets and usual hang outs, our UK contributor Si Gray is on the ground in Austria and filed this latest group...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    [Photos: Si Gray] The official show doesn't begin for two more weeks, but our man abroad Si Gray is already on the ground in Austria.  And with the more die-hard enthusiasts making a month out of the event, Si is already an extremely busy man.  Late last night he sent over his first batch of...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen enthusiasts have already begun their annual pilgrimage to Austria for this year's Wörthersee Treffen and as usual, more than a few brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella will be bringing special projects with them to the event.  Even though the official event is still two weeks...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    World premiere at 34th Wörthersee GTI meeting Young talents build show car in line with own ideas In about six weeks, a team of 13 Volkswagen apprentices will present what is still a closely guarded secret at the 34th GTI meeting in Austria (May 13-16, 2015). The young people from Wolfsburg...
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