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    Video: What does a world-class downhill skateboarder drive? Something very cool

    Kevin Reimer has an interesting career and a fascinating car. The resident of Vancouver, BC is a professional downhill skateboarder – which we now know is a thing you can be – who sees a lot of commonality between his extreme occupation and his cherry 1991 Nissan Skyline GT-R. The ...

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    Official: 256-hp Volkswagen Golf R priced from $33,990*

    Volkswagen has finally released official U.S. pricing and specs on the 2012 Golf R. The meanest hatch in the company's stable will set you back $33,990 (*plus destination). That's a sizeable chunk of change, to be sure, but it will net you the most powerful Golf production engine to be sold in ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

    A Hotter GTI Is Hatched

    2012 Volkswagen Golf R - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We're slumming through traffic in downtown Geneva, Switzerland, making our way towards the French border where we're about to spend a few hours flogging the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R along the twisty, narrow ...

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    Officially Official: Volkswagen Golf R headed to U.S. for 2012

    2010 Volkswagen Golf R20 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's been a couple of years since Volkswagen's heavyweight hot hatch, the R32, graced America's shores, but now we have official word of a successor. Tuned by the in-house R team at Volkswagen, the Golf R should be a good bit ...

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    MTE rolls out 785-hp Volkswagen Golf R32 [w/video]

    MTE Volkswagen Golf R32 BiTurbo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Volkswagen scientists at MTE recently decided that their Golf R32 BiTurbo just wasn't quite up to snuff. While the company had already managed to drag staggering amounts of power out of the little German hatch, ...

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    New VW Golf R20 (GTI-R) may come to America

    2010 Volkswagen Golf R20 - click above for high-res image gallery
    Volkswagen unveiled the new high-zoot R version of the MK VI Golf at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month, but it declined to say whether Americans would ever get a chance to buy one. Fans of the R32 will likely be clamoring for the ...

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    Nissan Skyline GT-Rs seized in California over possible illegal importation

    The importation of the Nissan Skyline GT-R to the United States has been a Hollywood-sized epic spanning ten years. For a while, the only game in town was to go through Motorex for a crash-tested, USDOT and EPA-approved Godzilla. Unfortunately, the company owner let his fondness of Japanese ...

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    REPORT: VW recalls all 5,000 2008 R32 hot hatches, some CC sedans

    Volkswagen has two unrelated recalls underway, both for issues that pose safety risks. All 5,000 2008 R32s are being called home to replace a valve in the evaporative system. Left unchanged, the fuel tank vent valve may creep open when ambient temperatures are high, and driving conditions are just ...

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    Spy Shots: Volkswagen Golf R20 snapped on the 'Ring

    Volkswagen Golf G20 - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Spy shooters have managed to snap a few pictures of Volkswagen's upcoming Golf R20 lapping the Nürburgring in Germany, in this case disguised as a mild-mannered 2.0 TDI.The new hot hatchback will reportedly be available in both three- ...

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    Volkswagen dropping Scirocco R32 in favor of Scirocco R20T

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Volkswagen Scirocco
    It's just a matter of time before Volkswagen begins offering a hotter, harder version of the new Scirocco, and according to CAR, the range-topping three-door will be packing the same 265-hp, 2.0-liter turbo as the Audi S3. The VW ...

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    No 2009 Volkswagen R32 for the U.S.

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Volkswagen R32
    The Volkswagen R32 has a die-hard following here in the States. Unfortunately for the sprightly hatchback's groupies, you'll have to head overseas if you want a 2009 model. Volkswagen spokesman Thomas Wegehaupt confirmed the R32's early ...

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    Review: 2008 Volkswagen R32

    2008 VW R32 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The scraping as I pulled into the church parking lot worried me. I'd only had one of the rarest of VeeDubs for a few hours and I might have already nicked it. An unholy shame for sure, since for two weeks I had looked forward to blasting ...

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    Rabbit on 'roids: Abt tunes the Volkswagen R32

    Click above for a high resolution version It was only a matter of time before Abt got its hands on a Volkswagen R32. The hot hatch is no slouch in stock form with 250 horsepower, but Abt has boosted output to 370 bhp via a supercharger complete with a water-cooled intercooler. This knocks the 0-60 ...

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    Noodle vs. Strudel: WebRidesTV pits MS3 against R32

    Everyone loves a good shootout and it's even better when the two vehicles duking it out are actually attainable. Enter the WebRidesTV crew who setup shop at our new favorite road course, the Horse Thief Mile at Willow Springs, to run the Mazdaspeed3 and Volkswagen R32 through their paces to see ...

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    VW R32: So fast you'll need shorter songs

    To emphasize just how quick its new Golf R32 hot-hatch really is, Volkswagen has mailed out a CD to potential customers and dealers containing some very short road-trip songs. The album, simply titled 'Short Car Songs,' contains three short classics, such as 'One Green Bottle,' 'It's a long way to ...

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    Snatched! VW R32s selling quickly before hitting dealerships

    The last R32 was a favorite of tuners and VW enthusiasts alike, and from the looks of the early orders, the 2008 MK V R32 is going to be in hot demand. The kind folks over at Volkswagen gave current GTI and R32 owners first dibs at the 2008 model, and the VW loyalists didn't disappoint. Of the ...

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    Spy Shots: VW Golf R36

    For those following the development of Volkswagen's hottest of hot hatches, it's common knowledge that the automaker has been hard at work adapting the engine from the R36 Passat to fit within the confines of the new Golf. Hans Lehmann and his clandestine photogs were able to catch this new breed ...

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    Bad brakes lights lead VW to recall 790,000 vehicles

    Volkswagen has discovered that a previous recall of 362,000 vehicles (1999-2002 Jettas and 1998-2002 New Beetles) for a defective brake light switch actually affects a much larger range of vehicles. The German automaker is extending the recall to an additional 790,000 vehicles that include ...

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    High performance R-badged Touareg on its way

    According to AutoTelegraaf, a loose-lipped V-dub employee spilled the beans that the German automaker is developing an R-badged high-performance version of the Touareg SUV. Unlike current gas-powered R variants such as the R32 Golf and upcoming R36 Passat, the R-badged Touareg will likely be based ...

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    Autoblog reader finds the VW R32 microsite

    Volkswagen hasn't published the link to the new R32's microsite on its homepage yet, but industrious AB reader Curt thought to punch "R32" into's site search and presto: here it is. The site features a preorder form (essentially a lead generator for your local dealer), features & specs ...


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