Tuesday, October 30, 2012

VW Beetle tuned by VWvortex for SEMA

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The latest project from the people of VWvortex.com have created this "Super Beetle" for the upcoming SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Starting with a 2013 2.0L TSI, they added an APR Stage IV GTX Turbocharger, APR ECU flash, upgraded top end, and high flow intercooler producing 500hp. While those bolt-on's are impressive, the custom 4-MOTION taken from the Golf R is what sets it apart from others. Putting that power to all four wheels is done by adding a race clutch, and rowing through the gears with race short shifter. Riding on 19' inch wheels, and utilizing Audi TTRS six-piston brakes makes this unique Beetle a true performance vehicle.

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Friday, October 26, 2012

2013 VW Golf tuned by JMS

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This is the latest from JMS for the new Mk7 Golf. The package features a new front lip, KW suspension, black roof/mirrors, and 19-inch Schmidt FS Racing wheels. It will be available in January 2013.

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Audi RS3 coming in 2014

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It is being reported that Audi will roll out the new RS3 in spring 2014 with likely turbo 5-Cylinder engine.

Audi's chief of Quattro division, Stephan Reil said it would be launched just after one year from the S3. He also made a statement about the upcoming RS3 saying: "Let's just say you will be seeing more of the five-cylinder engine"

renderings from artist Theophilus Chin

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Video: Audi S8 vs BMW Alpina B7

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Video: 2013 Audi R8 V10 Plus - Driving Scenes

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New Volkswagen Phaeton Coming

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It has been confirmed by Volkswagen R&D chief Ulrich Hackenberg that an all new Phaeton is planned. He said it will feel "very new" and demonstrate just how far VW has come since the first Phaeton. He also mentioned that it will share the same platform with the next-generation Bentley Continental and Porsche Panamera.

It is rumored that the new Phaeton will be available in 2015.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Porsche Macan coming with Four-Cylinder

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Porsche’s R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz spoke recently about the upcoming Macan providing some great information. While this new sporty SUV is based on the Audi Q5, he promises they have changed so much that “Audi can’t believe what we’ve done”. Modifications include the “engine, transmissions, and suspension”. He also said that the Macan will be available with the new 4-cylinder engine and be the first Porsche to use it, saving the V6 and V6 Turbo for the upper trims. The Macan will debut next September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Images rendered by AutoBild

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New VW Taigun Concept debuts

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Volkswagen introduced a new concept at the Sao Paulo Motor Show named Taigun. This new CUV is based on the Up! platform even using the turbocharged 1.0L three-cylinder engine with 108hp. While this is still just a concept, VW said they will decide to produce it based on the reaction at the show. If the go ahead is announced, it would hit the market within 3 years.

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Sunday, October 21, 2012

Video: Porsche Enthusiast Documentary "Urban Outlaw"

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Porsche confirms new mid-engine Coupe Supercar

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Porsche's CEO Matthias Müller has finally confirmed that a new mid-engine supercar is on the way.

Having been a long time rumor, this new model has been in talks of being called the 961. Power is thought to come from the 918's new V8 but turbocharged producing 600bhp. In combination with lightweight carbon and aluminum body and structure, it could give the car a 0-60mph time around 3 seconds and top speed of 220mph.

The new coupe will fall between the GT2 and 918 Spyder. It will be direct competition to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4. Pricing is thought to be around €300,000 ($392,126 US) and €400,000 ($522,835 US).

It is believed to reach the market in 2014.

(images are only renders based on intel)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Video: Porsche engineers discuss the 918 Spyder

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2013 VW Golf tuned by ABT, Oettinger, and MTM

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Three big players of exterior modifications have released images of their body kits for the upcoming Mk7 VW Golf. They each have their differences including lips, full bumper replacements, diffusers, and side skirts. They will be available shortly after the Golf's release with pricing to follow.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

2 New SUV's coming from VW

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Volkswagen has confirmed that they are building a new SUV at each end of the spectrum.

First, a compact SUV smaller than the Tiguan (think Nissan Juke size). Second, a larger SUV bigger than the Touareg will offer a seven-seat layout and alternative to the minivan market. While the smaller SUV will appeal to both European and North American markets, the larger one is aimed specifically at the latter.

The new models could be here as early as 2014.

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2013 Porsche GT3 will debut in March

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It has been confirmed that Porsche will world debut the new (991) GT3 at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March. It's rumored to have power in the 450bhp range, 0-60mph time under 4 seconds, and a top speed near 200mph.

Porsche is keeping the details tight lipped until the reveal which will also clear up the PDK only rumor.

Side note - The GT3 RS will make a return in the new 991 form with horsepower closer to 500bhp..... However, that is not scheduled until 2015

(image is a rendering from Wild Speed)


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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Video: 2013 VW Mk7 Golf - Hands on Drive Review

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Video: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S on the track

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Video: Porsche 911 Carrera 4 - Design & Technology

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VW Polo R coming early 2013 with Golf R coming 2013-2014

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Volkswagen's head of R&D Ulrich Hackenberg has confirmed the Polo R will debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013. It will be heavily influenced by the WRC car (pictured), and powered by the 2.0TSI with 225hp. Sadly it will only have FWD but with a mechanical limited-slip differential.

In other "R" news, it was also confirmed that the Mk7 Golf R is scheduled for a late 2013, early 2014 release. Hackenberg said it will have a minimum 276hp based on the GTI's new 2.0T

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Video: Technology - Porsche 911 Carrera S vs Nissan GT-R

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Video: Driving the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

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Video: Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo details

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Video: Audi at the Paris Motor Show

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Video: Porsche at the Paris Motor Show

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Video: Porsche 2012 Carrera (991) vs 2013 Boxster S

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2013 Audi A3 Tuned by ABT

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The latest kit from ABT for the new A3 features styling and performance upgrades. The exterior has new front and rear bumper treatments, front grille, side skirts, front fender vents, and rear roof spoiler. Power is bumper across all trims with a modified ECU, where the 2.0TSI jumps to 276hp. Other options include suspension, exhaust, and 18' or 19' inch wheels. ABT is simply calling this package the AS3 kit.

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Video: APR Motorsport R8 Grand-AM Development

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Audi Crosslane Coupe Hybrid Concept

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This is the new Crosslane Coupe Hybrid concept from Audi. Debuting at the Paris motor show, its design language is the future of all Q models. It is built around carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) structure. It is a plug in hybrid with a three-cylinder 1.5 TFSI engine and two electric motors for a total of 174hp. While the new concept is a great marvel from Audi, it really is showcasing the new direction of design and future hybrid technology.

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SpyVideo: 2013 Porsche (991) GT3

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Porsche Panamera Concept - Sport Turismo with Video

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This new shooting brake Panamera concept titled "Sport Turismo" showcases what most likely will be the new face of the next Panamera. Porsche did say that the unique headlights and tail lamps will carry over to all future Porsches, starting with the Macan. The new concept also showed off the new e-hybrid supercharged 3.0 V6 with 416hp. They also said that only plug-in hybrids and not all electric will be their path for the next decade on alternate powertrains.

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2014 Volkswagen Mk7 GTI with Video

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Here is the new Mk7 Golf GTI unveiled in Paris. While this is only titled a "concept" GTI, we are sure it's the production version as well.

Like the Golf, this GTI is not a huge change over the Mk6. It has sharper styling, larger wheels, and slight bump in horsepower. The red stripe through the headlamps is creating controversy, and the bumper looks like a DIY paint job owners of the Mk6 have been doing. Some good news about this Mk7 is the optional performance package which includes another 10hp bump topping out at 230hp and limited slip differential.

Love or hate it, clean and simple VW's are here to stay.

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