As according to VWs plans, development of the next generation Golf is well underway. The Golf VI is being developed to be cheaper to build than the current Golf V, which has had VW management lamenting many ills: the electronics are too complicated and require highly qualified personnel, increasing training costs. The doors and the multilink rear suspension also require complex assembly techniques, leading to production times almost double those of rivals which leads to high production costs. The result is a car which in 2004 generated â‚¬900 million less than expected, one of a myriad reasons why VW has considered a replacement much earlier than originally planned. (more…)
Finally. The wait is over.
South Africa’s, nay, AFRICA’s First VW-Only aftermarket and performance vehicle magazine is now available. Limited print run means this first issue is sure to have cult like value and status!
A smoking red Mk1 old-skool vdub graces the cover and exclusive features inside include: G60 Vw Mk2 Golf, Flip-Flopped Mk1 16v monster and a slick Revo Tuned, Vw Mk5 running on 19″ alloys! Somewhat thinner then the usual Speed & Sound Magazine content, but they’v made up for it with a stunning centre-fold photo poster of a Mk2 dub.
Official Magazine Launch date is 1st April, the CNA’s and newstands should get their copies from the 22nd March. Now now, being a VW blooded nutter, we can only have so much patience. Autostyle Motorsport has managed to grab a 100 odd magazines for ourselves.
A huge congratulations to the boys & girls at Speed & Sound Magazine, and expect tons of support from us at Autostyle Motorsport.
IMMEDIATELY available at our Johanesburg store, and available from Next Thursday at our Umhlanga Ridge store.
After a flood of emails and unapproved comments, I felt the need to give ya’ll the lowdown on whats going on with Vdub Magazine.
Yes it still is coming out, its all completed and by the time you read this the boys & girls at Speed & Sound Magazine would have finished their proof reads and final checks. All ready to print. Delays were bound to happen, being the first issue they want everything to be just right.
I’v been told that we shall receive our copies middle to end of next week or the following week and will have about 100 or 200 copies for sale. As in the past, we grab the freshest copies off the printing press and I’ll be sure to send out an exclusive mailer to announce this.
In the meantime, check out http://www.dubmodder.com/ – designed and developed by Vito Fiorello, a die hard VW enthusiast. Many a late nite I have spent skype chatting about the technical bits of their website. In a nutshell you choose a Vw, and get an array of options to kit it out. Using authentic bits from Kamei, Oetinger, ATS, BBS and a whole lot more.
Above is a screenshot of my dream Mk1 Gti. Slammed to the ground with 15″ 8.5j BBS Alloys, Original Broad Front Spoiler, ultra scarce plastic wheel arches and original Gti Red grille trimmings.
Yes, I’m just as anxious to sink into this magazine as any other VW nutter in South Africa!
The boys & girls at Speed & Sound Magazine have been ultra secretive about their latest project, today finally I’m allowed to blow the whistle on South Africa’s latest aftermarket tuning magazine.
VDubs Magazine – squarely aimed at VW owners and the brands in the VW stable. Think Volkswagen, Audi & Seat. Launching at the end of February 2007 with R19.99 pricetag, this publication is sure to be a hit in South Africa.