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Volkswagen Mk8 Golf R hots up with H&R lowering springs and spacers

The 2022 Volkswagen Golf R is already pretty well sorted straight out of the factory, but that did not stop chassis and suspension specialist H&R from sharpening it up even further. On offer is a lowering sport springs and spacer package for the Volkswagen Mk8 Golf R. Compatible with the standard …

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Prior Design gives Volkswagen Golf 8 GTI a wild racer transformation

Some like the restraint, sleeper styling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI but for us, it, and the 2021 Golf R, just look too tame and similar to the regular Golf range. Happily, Prior Design has come to the rescue! As you can see from the renderings, it totally transforms the …

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Volkswagen Golf GTI dropped on H&R springs and spacer package

The Volkswagen Golf GTI is fast becoming the darling of the tuning world. From driveline upgrades to aero modifications, there’s an aftermarket part for almost every corner of the hot hatch. But before the pursuit of more power, it’s important to have the chassis sorted first. And that’s where chassis …

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Volkswagen celebrates Golf GTI’s 45th with special Clubsport 45

Yes, the Golf GTI is 45 years old and Volkswagen is celebrating the occasion with a special edition model called the Clubsport 45. As the name suggests, the model is based on the more potent GTI Clubsport with a tweaked 2.0-litre turbo-four dispatching 221kW channeled to the front wheels via …

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Volkswagen Golf R ‘Plus’ coming soon?

The Mk8 Volkswagen Golf R could be getting an even more powerful ‘Plus’ flagship churning out 245kW of power. Unearthed by YouTuber volkswizard who recently test drove a Mk8 Golf GTI and flipped through its owner’s manual (edition 07.2020), he noticed towards the end of the manual the entire engine …

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2021 VW Tiguan R unveiled and it’s quicker than 1st-gen Cayenne Turbo S

Earlier this month, Volkswagen announced they will make the ‘R’ brand a range-topping performance brand for the marque with the launch of the eight-generation Golf R. Now, the company has unveiled the second model to join the family with the 2021 Tiguan R. Like the Golf R, it features a …

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2021 Volkswagen Golf R unveiled with Torque Vectoring and Drift Mode

Volkswagen’s quickest and most powerful Golf R has officially bowed in, sporting new looks, 235kW turbocharged engine and a new Drift mode. The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R continues with its predecessor’s tried and tested formula – a potent turbocharged engine matched with an all-wheel-drive system. Powering the flagship Golf is …

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VW introduces V6 & V8 Touareg Wolfsburg limited-edition

Volkswagen Australia has unveiled the limited-edition 2021 VW Touareg Wolfsburg with V6 or V8 turbo-diesel and sinister black styling. Of the 300 units on offer, 200 will be fitted with a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 producing 210kW and 600Nm of torque, and a Golf GTI-challenging 6.5 seconds 0-100km/h time. It’s essential …

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VW teams up with Walkinshaw for ‘ultimate’ Amarok W580

Volkswagen Australia has teamed up with Walkinshaw to create what the company says is the ‘ultimate GT-Spec’ Amarok, the Amarok W580. The fruit of approximately 12 months of development work between the two companies; the tuned Amarok has been given a host of unique styling and performance upgrade from Walkinshaw …

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221kW 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport unveiled

Volkswagen has announced the 2021 Volkswagen Golf Mk8 GTI Clubsport will join the refreshed range next year, offering a significant power boost over the standard version. Churning out 221kW, the GTI Clubsport is set to take over from the previous 2020 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR – which went on sale …

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Ford says next Ranger will have the upper-hand over the VW Amarok

Ford claims its next-generation Ranger will have an ‘advantage’ over the new Volkswagen Amarok which will share its T7 platform. According to Ford Australia President, Andrew Birkic, the Ranger has “a head start over them [Volkswagen]. We have a really strong history and we have a really strong global play …

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Oettinger releases bodykit for Volkswagen Mk8 Golf

Official Volkswagen tuning partner, Oettinger has released its bodykit for the Mk8 Golf. Sticking with tradition, the add-on parts are relatively discreet and can be ordered individually to enhance the Mk8 Golf’s presence. Up front, there’s a new front apron which not only makes the popular hatch look sportier, but …

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2021 VW Tiguan R debuts with 235kW of hot SUV goodness

The hot VW Tiguan R has made its debut as a new addition to the range as part of the crossover’s mid-life facelift. Yet to be confirmed for Australia, the flagship Tiguan R features a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine pumping out 235kW of power and 420Nm of torque. Similar …

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VW Mk7 Golf GTI TCR dialed up to 246kW

The Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR might be the last hurrah for the venerable model before the new one lobs in but that doesn’t stop German tuners, Maxi-Tuner and Dronia Sportwagen from teaming up to squeeze even more style and power from the hot hatch. Set to arrive in Australia …

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