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Volkswagen GTD Driven, Porsche Le Mans Tribute, TVR's Plans: Today's Car News

 
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Volkswagen GTD (Euro spec)

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We drove the new 2015 Volkswagen GTD and found it drove mostly like a GTI. It can hit 60 from a standstill in less than seven seconds, and is capable of reaching 143 mph, yet it returns 40 mpg on the highway. If it comes to the U.S., it won't be until 2014 as a 2015 model year.

Last weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans was filled with ups and downs, from fairy-tale-like teamwork to the devastating death of Allan Simonsen. The race also marked Porsche's official return to the event after a 15-year break. Next year the manufacturer will be competing in the LMP1 category. To celebrates its success last weekend, a video was produced, recapping the event.

British sports car manufacturer TVR has been sold and the new owners have revealed their plans for the brand. Two new sports cars are in the works, with the first one launching in 2015. The new leadership is keen to pick up where the previous TVR owner left off.

For all these stories and more automotive news from around High Gear Media's network, be sure to check the links below.

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