Three Vredestein models have gained approval as original equipment tyres for the latest generation of Volkswagen’s perennially popular Golf. The Golf 8 will be available with the Vredestein Sportrac 5 in size 195/65R15. Buyers opting for winter tyres can receive their Golf equipped with the Vredestein Wintrac Pro in the same dimension or the Snowtrac 5 in size 205/55R16.
Bridgestone has launched its newest winter tyre, the Blizzak LM005. Continuing from the LM001 which heralded a new generation of the manufacturer’s cold weather rubber, the Blizzak LM005 features a new tread pattern and the tyre-maker’s new Nano Pro-tech compound. These developments have helped Bridgestone produce a tyre to compare favourably with existing market competitors in snow and ice braking and wet grip, according to tests conducted by independent testing institute TÜV SÜD.
Remus has launched a new performance exhaust system for the new Mk7 Golf GTI Clubsport. The system is designed to improve performance and sound, with a Racing downpipe with sports cat to be fitted in conjunction with the Remus front silencer. The exhaust also features a resonated stainless steel cat-back centre section and a connection tube which enables the mounting of either the L/R sports exhaust or the non-resonated L/R Racing axle back system.
Remus has launched a new range of exhaust systems for Volkswagen’s flagship Golf VI and its extensive variants. The company has added fitments for the popular cabriolet version and the redeveloped Scirocco coupe too, with options for the 1.2 engine and both power variants of the 1.4s, and the ability to take advantage of the firm’s Powerizer system for extra power.
Milltek has released detailed specs on its all-new system for the VW Golf GTi MkII 8 valve. The car, which is considered increasingly collectible, is the latest to get an upgrade under the Milltek Classic banner; a re-engineered range of classic car exhausts for some of the most iconic retro cars. Milltek says its Golf solution offers “a full ‘front to back’ tuning upgrade, bringing weight savings, aesthetic improvements and power gains along the way.”
Italian braking expert Tarox has released details of its comprehensive new big brake kit for the new Golf GTI Mk7. The kit has been thoroughly tested by the firm’s own UK demonstrator, following initial rig and dyno testing at Tarox’s Italian factory and R&D centre. Custom-built and designed from the outset for the Golf GTI, […]
Volkswagen has delivered nearly two million passenger cars in the first four months of 2014, setting a new record for the period. 1.99 million vehicles were handed over to customers in the period to April, representing an increase of 4.6 per cent (January-April 2013: 1.91 million). Christian Klingler, board member for sales and marketing for the Volkswagen Group, attributed the success to “good sales developments in China and Europe” and “sustained high demand” for heritage products such as the Golf, now in its seventh generation.
Bridgestone has launched its new Blizzack LM001 winter tyre for small to mid-sized cars in an event at its Swedish Proving Ground in Vidsel, less than 100km from the Arctic Circle. Following on from the introduction of its Blizzack LM-32 winter tyre for higher performance cars in August 2013, the tyre is designed to improve snow and wet performance, as well as in longevity.
Sofima Filters has announced the development of a new range of filters for LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fuelled car engines. Sofima Filters leading stockist Fuel Parts UK’s managing director Andy West said: “Sofima Filters is consistently demonstrating its ability to progress the aftermarket range of filters on offer. The keen advances and continual growth is why we don’t hesitate to recommend their product range to our clients.”
Wolfrace has announced the release of Nitework alloy wheels for small and compact vehicles, a range the company says is to be the first of several new styles to be launched in the Wolfrace Eurosport portfolio. The company celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2011, and says that the Nitework is to continue in the footsteps of previous Wolfrace products, which have aimed to provide highly desirable designs, such as the original Slot Mag, the Voodoo and the Matrix.