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    by Published on 13th December 2017 21:50
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    CGTI Karting Grand Prix – Thruxton, Saturday 17 March 2018 @ 1500hrs

    After the fun had at the last CGTI Unlimited karting night, we are planning another karting session to bridge the gap between the New Year at the show season. So don’t worry if your project car is not moving at the moment… Jump in a go-kart!

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    A number of members recommended Thruxton, so we have been in touch with Thruxton Karting Centre. Their 900m “National” circuit gives plenty of opportunities to test your cornering skills and also stretch the karts up to speed on the straights. At 7metres wide there is plenty of scope for wheel to wheel racing and brave manoeuvres!


    Venue: Thruxton>> Andover http://www.thruxtonkarting.co.uk/
    Location: https://goo.gl/maps/ttpGVGdwkd92

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    by Published on 8th November 2017 21:31  Number of Views: 335 





    The GTI for rallying: With the Polo GTI R5 Volkswagen returns under new auspices in the rally sport. In the second half of 2018, Volkswagen will offer the roughly 270-hp rally version of the Polo professional team and ambitious drivers to compete in championships around the globe, including the FIA ​​World Rally Championship (WRC). A sketch of the car based on the new sixth generation Polo gives a first taste.

    Volkswagen Motorsport Director Sven Smeets proclaimed to the Motoring Press, 'With the Polo GTI R5, we would like to successfully transfer our expertise from four World Rally Championship titles to customer sport and offer a first-class sports equipment for a number of rally championships, from the national series to the World Cup. Until the first race in the coming year, we will be putting the Polo GTI R5 through an intensive test program to cope with the very different track conditions around the world."

    The development of the Polo GTI R5 has been in full swing since the beginning of the year and first test runs are planned later this year. The experience gained from the successful World Rally Championship will be directly incorporated: Volkswagen Motorsport Technical Director François-Xavier will be responsible for the development of the Polo GTI R5, "FX" Demaison, father of record-winning Polo R WRC. Gerard Jan de Jongh also contributes his full expertise as a senior project engineer. Previously, the Dutchman was racing engineer for Sébastien Ogier, who won the drivers title with Volkswagen four times in a row. A much of the GTI R5 Polo is a descendant of the 2017 Polo R WRC which we all know had had it's programme cancelled as a direct consequence of the diesel issue.

    The Polo GTI R5 has like the production model - whose launch is still the end of this year - about a powerful four-cylinder turbocharged engine with gasoline direct injection. This is complemented by four-wheel drive, a sequential five-speed racing gear and a comprehensive safety package as the most important features of the 2012 launched by the Automobile World Federation FIA R5 category. It offers private drivers, teams and importers the opportunity to use cost-effective and powerful rally vehicles in national, regional and international championships.

    For Volkswagen Motorsport, the Polo GTI R5 marks another milestone in the strategic realignment: following the successful launch of the Golf GTI TCR, which has been driving victories and titles in numerous championship titles since 2016, Volkswagen Motorsport is now expanding its customer-sporting activities the rally sport.
    by Published on 31st May 2016 07:18
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    Who says you cannot channel 200 ps through the front wheels of a FWD car?
    So what if I say you can channel 310 ps through the front wheels of a FWD production car and smash the current lap record around the ring. Yes, No?

    Well the Golf GTI Clubsport S just changed ...
    by Published on 13th November 2017 20:19
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    The Volkswagen Golf R is renowned for its 4Motion-inspired all-wheel drive composure and vibrant driving ability. The latest version of the Golf R was launched in the UK earlier this year with revised styling and new technology, including redesigned bumpers, new LED headlights, sweeping indicators and Volkswagen’s ...
    by Published on 13th November 2017 20:09
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    Fresh from wowing the crowds at the Frankfurt Motor Show just a few weeks ago, the Leon CUPRA R, SEAT’s most powerful and exclusive car to date, is now available to order priced at £34,995 on-the-road.
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    by Published on 29th November 2016 17:42
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    Well, like it or loath it, the social media revolution is here to stay.

    Club GTI is not only present on this forum medium, but you can follow us on :-

    www.facebook.com/groups/clubgti

    www.twitter.com/officialclubgti

    www.youtube.com/user/OfficialClubGTI ...
    by Published on 6th September 2017 08:40  Number of Views: 583 


    • The new T-Roc: Volkswagen's fourth SUV



    • Compact T-Roc with new, expressive design style, coupé-like roof section, strikingly wide front and sportily snappy proportions



    • Extensive standard features, large array of driver assistance systems, latest infotainment generation with full connectivity and trendy bi-colour concept



    • Dynamic ride characteristics, powerful engines and optionally 4Motion all-wheel drive






    As part of the biggest model offensive in its history, Volkswagen is extending its model range by adding a compact-class crossover: the T-Roc. The new crossover from Volkswagen brings fresh impetus to the compact SUV class. It offers maximum personalisation, innovative digitalisation, perfect connectivity, leading-edge driver assistance systems, dynamic engines and above all modern, expressive design. A car that is just as much at home in the city as it is on rough terrain.



    Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, said at the world premiere in Italy: "The T-Roc sets a new benchmark in the booming SUV segment. With its functionality, dynamic handling and technology, the T-Roc embodies all good Volkswagen qualities. It marks a milestone in our SUV offensive."

    The SUV market is booming – especially in the compact segment. Experts estimate that the segment will almost double in size over the next decade. It is for this reason that Volkswagen is bringing in another attractive model in the compact SUV space, below the Tiguan: the T-Roc. With its package of features it sets new benchmarks and is equally appealing to customers of every age, from young singles to empty nesters. With its sporty modern design, it stands for a new emotive Volkswagen style and thus sets a new course within the model range.

    Snappy, sporty dimensions outside, great functionality inside – that's the new T-Roc. The optionally front-wheel or all-wheel drive all-rounder combines the aplomb of an SUV with the agility of a sporty compact model. And it does indeed rock the segment – in varying ways depending on specification and above all colour combination. For the T-Roc is the first Volkswagen SUV that will be available to order in two-tone paintwork with visually contrasting roof section (including the A-pillars and exterior mirror housings).

    Numerous design elements define the new five-seater's style: at the front it is the wide radiator grille unit with integrated dual headlights and the repositioned light signature, which make the T-Roc unmistakable even at night. The lines of the elongated silhouette are on the other hand characterised by a particularly striking chrome element that runs from the A-pillars across the complete side roof line all the way into the C-pillar and is reminiscent in form of a coupé. The off-road look is enhanced by
    all-round, dark plastic trim, which protects the bodywork around the wheel arches and side sills, as well as the vehicle's front and rear.

    The interior has been adapted to the exterior design. It has a robust SUV feel and modern treatment of surfaces. The interplay between the Active Info Display and the specific infotainment system creates a new, digital and interactive cockpit. Via smartphone and Volkswagen Car Net it is possible to use a wide spectrum of online services and apps and to integrate the telephone and/or media library. Another feature being offered by Volkswagen in the new T-Roc is the "Security & Service" package (including Emergency Service, Automatic Accident Notification and Roadside Assistance).

    The new T-Roc is positioned within the segment below the Tiguan and like the latter and the Atlas/Teramont is based on the modular transverse matrix (MQB). If all five seats are occupied, luggage space when loaded up to the top edge of the rear seat backrests totals 445 litres. The backrests can also be folded down in a 60/40 split, yielding luggage capacity of up to 1,290 litres. Hardly any other SUV in this class offers such a spacious package.

    Even the ‘T-Roc’ base version comes with high-tech systems such as Front Assist area monitoring with City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Monitoring, the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and the lane keeping system Lane Assist. Also part of the base specification are details such as air conditioning, the Composition Colour infotainment system, LED tail light cluster, visual underbody guard (black) and LED daytime running lights in the bumper.

    Volkswagen will be offering the new crossover based on the 'T-Roc' specification version. In addition, two higher lines on a par with each other, 'Sport' and 'Style', are available in parallel for maximum personalisation of the T-Roc. While the T-Roc 'Style' is characterised by exclusive touches such as the interior's decorative panels available in a choice of four colours, the focus in the case of the T-Roc 'Sport' is on sporty features such as the standard sport comfort seats.

    In its market segment, the T-Roc is in a league of its own when it comes to its driver assistance systems. Standard features on all T-Roc vehicles include: the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System, the active lane keeping system Lane Assist and the Front Assist area monitoring system with Pedestrian Monitoring and City Emergency Braking. The SUV can optionally be configured with ten further driver assistance systems. These include adaptive cruise control (ACC), Rear View reversing camera, the lane change system including Rear Traffic Alert, Blind Spot Monitor, lane keeping system Lane Assist, Park Assist including manoeuvring brake function, Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist. The T-Roc can be adapted to the driver’s personal preferences via a range of further assistance systems that is exceptionally large for this vehicle class. In addition to adaptive chassis control DCC and progressive steering, these include electric operation of the rear hatch and starting system Keyless Access.

    Like the larger Tiguan, the new T-Roc too is being offered with efficient turbocharged engines: three petrol engines (TSI) and three diesels (TDI). They are being offered partly with front-wheel drive and manual gearbox, partly with front-wheel drive, 4Motion all-wheel drive (including 4Motion Active Control as standard) and the dual clutch gearbox (7-speed DSG). The T-Roc will take its place in the €20,000 class segment (German market). Its market launch begins in Europe this November.

    The T-Roc will be made at Volkswagen's AutoEuropa Automóveis, Lda plant in Palmela near Lisbon in Portugal. The Eos, Sharan, Scirocco and Alambra are made here too. T-ROC is built on Volkswagen Group's MQB platform


    Launch Pictures courtesy of Volkswagen Press Office













    Where have we seen the T-ROC before in all but name?


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