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Volkswagen Working On 500-HP, Twin-Turbo VR6 Engine: Report

There are many things to love about the Volkswagen Golf R32. It's an all-wheel drive hatchback with premium feel and a potent, mellifluous VR6 engine. But soon, the VR6 may get a hopped up, 496-horsepower, twin-turbo variant. Put that in your R32 and smoke it. Literally. The new VR6, according to... read more

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2015 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)  -  Preview Drive, April 2013

2015 Volkswagen GTI: Preview Drive

We're hustling along in the all-new Mk7 Volkswagen GTI, on a tightly curved back road in mountainous Southern France. Just as traffic opens up and I can see a fair distance... read more April 24, 2013 by 


 
Ford Focus RS on Jay Leno's Garage

Ford Focus RS Touches Down In Jay Leno’s Garage: Video

A few years ago, Ford’s Focus came in two different flavors: the lame duck version we received here in the U.S., and the more refined and much more powerful version (in... read more April 8, 2013 by 


 
MINI's Performance Motoring School cars - image: MINI USA

MINI Introduces The MINI Performance Motoring School

Buy a BMW, and you can sign up to attend the BMW Performance Driving School. Buy a Mercedes-Benz AMG, and you can register for the AMG Driving Academy. Choose a Porsche, and... read more March 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)

2015 Volkswagen Golf Coming To New York, But Why Does America Have To Wait A Year?

The Mk VII Volkswagen Golf was launched to the world at the Paris Auto Show last September, and has been on sale in Europe since late 2012. The new GTI will join it in May... read more March 12, 2013 by 


 
John Hennessey's daily driver, a 300 hp Ford Focus HPE 300 - image: HPE

Hennessey’s Hot Hatch: The Ford Focus ST HPE 300 - Video

As head of Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE), tuning legend John Hennessey has some impressive cars to choose from as his daily driver. While the world-record-setting... read more February 28, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen GTI (Euro spec)

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI (Mark VII): Geneva Motor Show Preview

Sitting across the table from Porsche AG CEO Matthias Mueller once, we asked why the 911 had changed so little in its design over time. He answered simply: you don't mess... read more February 26, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTD Revealed Ahead Of 2013 Geneva Show

Following the launch of the MkVII Golf in Paris last year, Volkswagen has revealed one of the car’s first variants, the sporty Golf GTD. The diesel-powered hot hatch is... read more February 21, 2013 by 


 
2014 Audi S1 spy shots

Audi To Build S1, But No RS1: Report

Audi’s A1 hatchback is a genuine hit for the brand in Europe, though those of us on this side of the Atlantic are deprived of its diminutive goodness. Shortly after the... read more February 14, 2013 by 


 
2014 Audi S3 Sportback

2014 Audi S3 Sportback Preview

Following the reveal of the 2014 Audi S3 Hatchback last September, the brand with the four rings has now taken the wraps off the car’s five-door ‘Sportback’... read more February 13, 2013 by 


 
2013 Volkswagen GTI Driver's Edition Live Photos

Volkswagen Debuts Limited Edition GTI Models In Chicago

A new Volkswagen GTI is expected to debut in 2014, but that doesn’t mean that the German automaker has forgotten about the current Mark VI GTI. Announced today are two... read more February 6, 2013 by 


 
Ford Focus TrackSTer live shots

Ken Block-Influenced Ford Focus TrackSTer Set For Chicago Debut

Tuner fifteen52 knows a thing or two about making cars go faster. While its early business centered on products from VW and Audi, more recent projects have included... read more February 6, 2013 by 


 
Ford Focus RS badge

Ford (Reportedly) Confirms The Focus RS For 2015

Getting a straight answer out of Ford on the next Focus RS is likely getting a concise and clearly-worded response from a politician: no matter how you phrase the question... read more February 4, 2013 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen GTI concept

2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI To Be Built In Mexico

Late last week it was announced that Volkswagen would build its next-generation Golf, the recently revealed MkVII, in Mexico for export to the U.S. and Canada as well as some... read more January 30, 2013 by 


 
Audi A1 Quattro snow drifting video

Audi Explains The Appeal Of Its A1 Quattro Hot Hatch: Video

Audi’s A1 hatchback is still no closer to a U.S. launch, though that may change with the arrival of the second generation of the car. But at least we can still dream... read more January 30, 2013 by 


 
VW teases the next Golf R, we think

Volkswagen’s Upcoming Golf R Cabriolet Breaks Free In Two Weeks

Volkswagen will reportedly show its upcoming Golf R Cabriolet at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, which kicks off with press days on March 5. You won’t have to wait... read more January 28, 2013 by 


 
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