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We got your ‘Eibach’ | James’s MK4 GTI

Now that the Golf is serviced and running smoothly it’s time to get on with the modifications. Before touching the engine the chassis needs to be fit to take any extra power that we might extract out of it. At...


Updated: New Seat Leon Cupra to Pack 300+ hp and 4WD

Among the bright lights and ostentatious display stands at the LA Auto show, Seat gave a few unsubtle hints as to what the next Leon Cupra will be like. In short, it’ll be like a Golf R with a different...


Passat GT Concept Packs 280bhp

Volkswagen has unveiled a concept ‘hot’ Passat at Automobility in Los Angeles. Packing 280bhp from a 3.6-litre VR6 engine, the Passat GT has been designed and developed in the USA by the VW Engineering and Planning Centre in Chattanooga in...


VW Golf R Stars in Race of Remembrance

Olympic hero and Le Mans star, Sir Chris Hoy, and Paralympic gold medallist Jon-Allen Butterworth took to the wheel of a race-prepped Golf R to take part in the Mission Motorsport Race of Remembrance at the Anglesey circuit in south...


James Smyth | MK4 GTI

ENTRY 1: What happens when you buy a rusty mk1 Toyota MR2 and have to sell it a month later? You buy a MK4 VW Golf GTI!


Facelift Volkswagen Golf Finally Breaks Cover

VW has been milking it for all it’s worth, but now the new Golf has been shown off to the public for the first time. At a press conference in Wolfsburg, the facelift car (effectively a Mk7.5) was revealed with...

Volkswagen feiert den 40. Geburtstag des Golf GTI

The Volkswagen Golf: 42 Years at the Top, and Counting

It’s not often that a carmaker gets the formula for a model so right that its production run reaches over 40 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Up until that point Volkswagen’s ‘go to’ small family car was...

Sébastien Ogier and co-driver Julien Ingrassia celebrate victory

VW Claims Fourth WRC Title in a Row

There may still be two rounds of the World Rally Championship left to go, but the Volkswagen works duo of Sébastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia have already claimed overall victory in the 2016 season. The pair guided their Polo R...


Paris Motor Show | Contrasting Displays from VW Group

It was a mixed bag across VW Group’s brands at the Paris Motor Show, demonstrating clearly the different paths that each is going down. What was very evident is that Volkswagen itself is still smarting from the emissions scandal of...