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    Published on 08-06-2012 11:31 PM
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    IP theft is pretty much rampant in China and the government does not seem to do anything about it. Last year we reported how the Chinese blatantly steal automotive designs. Volkswagen recently extended an agreement with their Chinese partner FAW for 25 years. The German chancellor and the Chinese prime minister both were present to witness the signing of the agreement and everyone seemed to be great friends. ...
    Published on 08-02-2012 01:46 PM
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    Volkswagen found a winning formula with the Passat CC. BMW found a winning formula with the X6. Volkswagen believes it can repeat the success of the Passat CC and create a rival for the BMW X6 with a Touareg CC as AutoBild reports. The car has yet to receive the green light but would be based on the next generation Touareg and no doubt Audi would get a variant as well. Pricing would be in the 52,000 Euro range making this a premium model. ...
    Published on 07-27-2012 12:31 AM
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    Lotus had some very big plans with planned expansion of the model lineup. Those plans fizzled (no surprise really) as they were far too ambitious and expensive. Proton currently owns Lotus so VW would have to consider either a minority or majority stake in the Malaysian company to have any control over Lotus. Volkswagen is flush with cash and is seeking world domination but going after Lotus might just be a waste of resources. The idea is likely to get control of Proton for Asian vehicle production with Lotus just being a part of a larger puzzle. If anyone could turn Lotus around though, it would be VW. ...
    Published on 07-25-2012 11:27 PM
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    APR has released their ECU tune for the VW/Audi 2.0 TDI motors. The stock motors are in the 140 horsepower range and APR claims to boost this up to 170. Torque gains go from 236 to 297 pound-feet. Crank and wheel graphs are posted below. This upgrade is available for the diesel Audi A3, MKV and MKVI Golf, MK5 and MKVI Jetta, and the B6 Passat. Very nice gains at a very reasonable price. ...
    Published on 07-24-2012 05:33 AM
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    The next generation MKVII Golf is coming (spotted testing here) and will make its debut this fall at the Paris car show. We will get the standard Golf in the USA as well as the GTI. What is interesting is we may also get the GTD which is akin to a GTI diesel. Car and Driver rendered the new Golf as you can see in the picture below. With how important this model is for the VW brand we have no doubt it will improve on everything we love about the current MKVI. ...
    Published on 07-23-2012 11:01 PM
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    It seems like Boba Motoring is breaking their own record every week. We just saw this car hit 200 miles per hour as well as break into the 8's with an 8.89@165 mph run. Well, they have managed to lower their elapsed time to 8.65. This is a MKII Golf running E85 fuel on a 1.8 liter 16 valve motor. A Garrett GTX4202R compresses enough air for 900+ horsepower on this run. That power is sent through a 4 speed sequential to all four wheels. How much quicker can this thing possibly get? ...
    Published on 07-11-2012 07:40 PM
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    1000 miles on a single tank seems almost far fetched but Volkswagen was able to approach exactly that covering 971 miles in one tank with their BlueMotion Polo. Now to put this into context the Polo averaged only 52 miles per hour. Drivers were rotated and the tank was sealed. The test lasted from Saturday until Sunday with the last drop of fuel being used. When all was said and done 971 miles were made for a final tally of 71 MPG. ...
    Published on 07-07-2012 07:12 PM
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    What Boba Motoring continues to do with their MK2 Golf is simply astounding. As if it was not enough that this is the fastest Golf in the world recently running 8's in the 1/4 mile (8.89@165) they decided to take it up to the 200 MPH mark setting a top speed record for the Golf. They actually turned the boost down for this run to 2.6 bar (37 psi) from the 55 psi used with the large Precision turbo for the record 1/4 mile run. If they want to, they have the power to easily exceed the 200 MPH (322 km/h) they hit. Check out the video below. ...
    Published on 07-07-2012 12:27 AM
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    This on again off again Volkswagen takeover of Porsche is finally taking place after some creative Porsche financial maneuvering saved almost $2 billion in taxes. With that extra $2 billion put toward the deal it allows Volkswagen to purchase the 50.1% of Porsche stock it does not already own for the sum of $5.61 billion. Porsche and VW stocks shot up on the news making this a lucrative deal for everyone involved. VW will officially take control August 1st and the long back and forth saga finally comes to an end. ...
    Published on 06-26-2012 09:34 PM
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    This is the same vehicle that previously ran a 9.08@163. Boba Motoring now raised the bar breaking into the 8's with a 8.89@165. This vehicle is a MK2 Golf with 4Motion all wheel drive. Only a 2500 pound curb weight. The engine is a 16 Valve 1.8 liter with a Garrett GTX420R turbo on E85 fuel. Power is around the 920 horse mark at 55 psi fed through a 4-Speed sequential dog box. New World Record for what already was the fastest Golf in the world. Congratulations to Boba-Motoring. ...
    Published on 06-23-2012 01:11 AM
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    The turbocharger the MKVI Golf R comes with stock is the well known K04 turbo. This turbo accounts for a good portion of the torque and horsepower gains the Golf R gets over the GTI and is capable of over 300 horsepower. For those wanting more however enter APR with the Garrett GTX2867R turbo. APR wanted to add more than the K04 was capable of but they did not want to make a big sacrifice in response and spool. The goal was a streetable turbo upgrade. ...
    Published on 06-20-2012 12:15 AM
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    The C63 AMG with the P31 Performance Package is a very formidable car putting down just under the 400 wheel horsepower mark stock. For a Golf R to be able to run with a P31 C63 from a roll it is going to need some serious upgrades and this Golf R definitely has some work done to it courtesy of German tuner HGP. We do not have the exact specs but according to HGP's website their highest tuning package for the Golf R offers 446 horsepower which is exactly what it would take for a DSG Golf R to be able to run door to door with a P31 C63. ...
    Published on 06-19-2012 01:17 AM
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    The Golf R uses an older 2.0 turbo design that is referred to as the FSI. For these motors, APR believes there is a lot of power to be picked up in the heads when going for big boost such as their Stage 3 and Stage 4+ packages. APR purchased a Centroid 5 axis head porting machine (see it in action in the video below) which allows APR engineers to create identically ported heads every time they are loaded onto the machine. ...
    Published on 06-14-2012 04:00 PM
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    Great news for 2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and CC owners. AWE-Tuning has released their K04 turbo kit for these 2.0 TSI platforms. The kit is claimed to be good for 360 horses with the GIAC tune. The hardware is available with or without software. The factory fuel system is capable of supporting the power capability of the hardware. Pricing on the hardware is competitive retailing at $1995 without software and $2495 with software. ...
    Published on 06-14-2012 12:10 AM
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    APR does absolutely great work on the VW platforms and this is no different. Eventually in builds taken to a high level the rods and pistons become a weak point in the 2.0 motors. APR suggests upgrading the rods when going beyond the Stage 3 pump gas level. The pistons here use the same compression ratio as the stock Golf R which APR feels is best and are coated in heat resistant material. APR also does a balance shaft delete which frees up some rotational mass. ...

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