Archive for the ‘Volkswagen’ Category

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Rallycross is a fast emerging category of motorsport. Volkswagen is taking it very seriously and will soon be competing with this 540hp+ GRC Beetle in the Red Bull Global Rallycross series. It has been developed in conjunction with Andretti Motorsport. As you can see, we’re not talking about back yard operations here. These are some […]

Sebastien Ogier wins 2014 Rally Australia

Sebastien Ogier led a dominant Volkswagen team to victory at Rally Australia on the weekend. Volkswagen drivers filled all three podium steps in order of seniority, with Jari-Matti Latvala finishing just 6.8 seconds behind Ogier and Andreas Mikkelsen a bit over a minute further behind. With that Volkswagen successfully defended its manufacturers championship and in […]

2014 Rally Germany in pictures

WRC cars in aggressive tarmac trim, the stunning beauty of the Moselle Valley, as far as world class rallying goes, it doesn’t get much better than this. So strap yourself in and enjoy reliving Thierry Neuville’s maiden WRC victory. There’s some awesome photos in our latest rally installment; we hope you’ll like them.

2014 Rally Germany video highlights

Here’s around four and a half minutes of world class rally action recorded during the weekend’s Rally Germany. The event saw Thierry Neuville notch his first win for himself and his Hyundai team. We’ll have a photo gallery from the event online in the next few days, until then you ca enjoy this footage from […]

Turbo dramas for Volkswagen Group EA888 engine?

The current trend from Euro car makers to create big power out of 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder engines could be showing the first real signs of stress. Last week we brought you news of a Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG on fire in Sydney and now there’s reports of turbo dramas affecting the latest range of […]

2014 Rally Finland in pictures

It seems to be the year of winning your home event. Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg won their home grands prix in Formula 1. Now it’s Jari-Matti Latvala’s turn and he got to spray the champagne first after he won Rally Finland. Sebastien Ogier will be hoping he can do the same when Rally France […]

Jari-Matti Latvala wins 2014 Rally Finland

Jari-Matti Latvala has kept his faint WRC title hopes alive by scoring a hugely popular victory in Rally Finland. His 3.6 second winning margin over defending champ Sebastien Ogier doesn’t tell the full story. Ogier himself had to fight for P2 after Kris Meeke was very fast early and delivered on his undoubted potential to […]

2014 Rally Poland in pictures

While it’s true we have missed out on regular WRC updates you haven’t missed out on anything you couldn’t have guessed for yourself. And that’s Sebastien Ogier has won another rally and is well on the way to his second world championship. Also happy with his time in Poland was junior Volkswagen driver Andreas Mikkelesen […]

2014 Rally Italia in pictures

You may have noticed our WRC coverage has dropped off the radar for a bit, well in a mad panic before this weekend’s Rally Finland we’re going to bring you back up to speed. First, let’s take a look at Rally Italia, where we have assembled over 75 images from the four major teams for […]

Auto Union to rule the world?

Suddenly last week’s story that the Volkswagen Group could rebrand itself as Auto Union now makes a lot more sense. Automotive News reports Volkswagen is considering a takeover of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). It’s a move that’s been largely interpreted as means for Ferdinand Piech to achieve his aim of making the Volkswagen Group the […]

Volkswagen Group tipped to rebrand as Auto Union

Here’s a rumour from GoAuto that has grabbed our interest, according to its report Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to Auto Union. A possible theory for the change would be to establish a greater sense of independence for each of the brands under Volkswagen’s control, by removing the Volkswagen name from the umbrella […]

Volkswagen gives new Scirocco R more power

Volkswagen has released details for its updated Scirocco range. In Australia we only need to focus on the Scirocco R, pictured above with its refreshed styling. For European markets, at least, the Scirocco R now has 206kW (280PS), up from 195kW in the previous model. Although, for Australia’s “hot climate” conditions the Scirocco R was […]

Volkswagen Golf R v Seat Leon Cupra 280

Take two Volkswagen Group products to the track, in this case the Golf R and the Leon Cupra 280, thrash them about and see if you can come to a conclusion as to which is best. The circuit in question is the tight and twisty Cadwell Park and Autocar scribe Steve Sutcliffe is telling the […]

Mercedes v Volkswagen: Four-cylinder warfare

Mercedes-Benz has returned serve to Volkswagen in the increasingly public battle for four-cylinder supremacy. Recent concepts from Volkswagen and Audi have shown the Volkswagen Group is looking to push beyond the 300kW (400hp) mark with a revised version of its familiar EA888 2.0 litre. Jochen Martin Schmid, AMG Powertrain Development engineer, has boldly stated Mercedes […]

Keep your eyes on the road

Volkswagen has produced this excellent piece to warn of the dangers of using a mobile phone while driving. It was presented to cinema goers in Hong Kong and employs a clever use of technology and shock value to get its message across. [Thanks to Mick for the tip]