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Volkswagen GTI

Volkswagen GTI


Volkswagen of America, Inc. today announced that it will operate a production- based GTI Cup spec racing series beginning in 2008, offering aspiring young racers an affordable entry into professional motorsports. The new series will be sanctioned by Sports Car Club of America.

At SEMA Volkswagen had 3 spots in total to show off their cars. Two spots were taken by Volkswagen’s own R GTI and Thunder Bunny and they decided to give the third one up to a tuner worthy of the spot. Volkswagen handed out some GTIs to a number of tuners. Among them were ABD, APR, H&R and WRD, while Neuspeed got a Rabbit and attempted to recreate its original Thunder Bunny concept. ABD Racing Engine: 2.0 liter turbo FSI with VF-Engineering GT28RS upgrade, JE pistons, Carrillo rods, (...)
Source: Eurotuner

Automobile Magazine announced the winners of its 2007 awards for Automobile of the Year and Design of the Year. 2007 Automobile of the Year: Volkswagen GTI - Editors judged that this sporting version of the fifth-generation Golf succeeds at fusing exciting performance and handling in an affordable and practical package. The GTI’s 200-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual transmission propel the 2-door version to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. All this, and the GTI (...)

In its annual Editors’ Choice Awards, Autobytel selected the Volkswagen GTI and all-new Eos as the Best New Performance Car Under $40,000 and Best New Convertible Under $75,000, respectively. The Editors’ Choice Awards names the best new 2007 vehicles on the market as decided by a team of veteran automotive editors. Autobytel commended the 200-horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine shared by the GTI and Eos, especially when combined with the sports-tuned suspension and responsive steering (...)
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Watch the grass! AutoExpress No more D.U.I. … or at least that’s what’s expected. DetNews 2006 NEXTEL NASCAR finally ended – Johnson overtakes it. FastMachines After Spyker C8, Lambo LP640, Lambo Gallardo and Brabus Brabus CLS Rocket – Volkswagen Volkswagen GTi becomes official police car in Dubai. AutoBlog Prius lagging in China. (...)
  • Watch the grass! AutoExpress

  • No more D.U.I. … or at least that’s what’s expected. DetNews

  • 2006 NEXTEL NASCAR finally ended – Johnson overtakes it. FastMachines

  • After Spyker C8, Lambo LP640, Lambo Gallardo and Brabus CLS Rocket – Volkswagen GTi becomes official police car in Dubai. AutoBlog

  • Prius lagging in China. DetNews

How do you chose a car when you buy one? Being efficient is one of the first things you ask for, especially with today’s gas prices. And if efficiency is combined with some fun, when you have a perfect car to buy! Top Ten fun and efficient car Tesla Tesla Roadster - EPA fuel economy: 135 mpg equivalent Mazda MX-5 - EPA fuel economy, city/highway: 22–25/30 Mazda 3 - EPA fuel economy, city/highway: 25–28/31–35 BMW BMW 328i - EPA fuel economy, city/highway: 20–21/29–30 Mercedes Mercedes -Benz (...)

’Back to the roots’ doesn’t mean small and light, but it does mean four-cylinder, front-wheel-drive powertrains, so say goodbye to the VR6 engine, and forget about 4Motion.(Both likely will reappear in a followup to the R32 Golf, but that car won’t wear a GTI badge and will have more of a comfort-oriented chassis tune than the GTI.)

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Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced that they are among the recipients of Popular Mechanics 2007 Automotive Excellence Awards. The award was giving to the 2007 Volkswagen GTI which won the “Driving Fun” category. That the GTI is fun to drive can be attributed to its high-tech, 200 horsepower 2.0T four-cylinder engine, a new fully independent, sports-tuned suspension, a standard six-speed manual transmission, and aggressive exterior styling with a practical interior that equally mixes (...)

The first-ever Grand Prix for promotions was presented at the Cannes International Advertising Festivato Crispin, Porter + Bogusky for a viral-marketing campaign for Volkswagen of America. Twenty eight other campaigns-three of them from the U.S.-won Promo Lion awards in the first year that Cannes has extended the iconic advertising competition to promotion marketing. Miami-based Crispin Porter won VW’s full advertising and marketing account in December. Its Grand Prix-winning campaign (...)
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The highly acclaimed all-new Volkswagen GTI Volkswagen GTI has been named the top sporty car under $25,000 by Consumer Reports. The car received the top scores in its class, and the magazine acknowledged its powerful engine, sporty performance, well-crafted interior and impressive list of standard safety features. The fifth generation Volkswagen GTI comes standard with a high-tech turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that creates 200 horsepower at 5100 revolutions per minute and an (...)

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