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 |  May 29 2014, 7:15 AM

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After leaking prior to its official debut, the Volkswagen Amarok Power concept has bowed at the 2014 Worthersee Tour.

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 |  Apr 25 2013, 6:32 AM

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Audi’s TT sports car might be getting old but the German automaker isn’t yet finished with showcasing just how capable a performance platform it can be. After the TT-RS, Audi has switched gears for a new concept car called the TT Ultra Quattro, retaining the base car’s 4-cylinder powerplant while shedding over 600 lbs.

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 |  May 11 2012, 8:30 AM

Along with the Q3 jinlong yufeng and RS Q3 which both debuted at the recent Beijing Auto Show, Audi will showcase a third Q3 concept car at the upcoming Worthersee Tour VW GTI meet in Austria.

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 |  May 09 2011, 9:36 AM

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Volkswagen has just announced a new ‘Edition 35′ version of the original hot hatch, the GTI. Celebrating three and a half decades since the first GTI launched back in 1976, this new model gets unique front and rear bumpers and custom wheels. There’s also special ’35′ badging on the fenders, door sills and on the seats.

Vee-dub enthusiasts will also appreciate the added, power, with the 210-hp 2.0 TFSI engine from the standard GTI now putting out 235-hp.

The car will officially debut at the annual Wörthersee GTI meet on June 1st. On sale in Germany this summer, Volkswagen has yet to announce if a 35th anniversary edition GTI will be sold in the U.S.

GALLERY: VW GTI 35th Anniversary Edition

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 |  May 14 2010, 8:17 AM

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Volkswagen has a long history of unveiling wild SEMA-esque cars at the annual Worthersee GTI Meet and this year proved to be no different. While its not the Bentley W12-powered widebody GTI, the GTI Excessive is a more realistic street car and certainly gets our motors running. The car features flared fenders and a complete areo kit, as well as a wider track. In addition a new spring and shock setup takes the place of the standard setup, while larger brakes will be found inside 19-inch gloss black wheels fitted with semi-click tires. The car’s 2.0T engine remains mostly untouched, with the exception of a light weight exhaust system. VW says that depending upon how well the car is received, it may offer many of the parts on the car as dealer installed accessories.

Debuting alongside the Excessive edition was the Golf GTI Adidas – which will see production. It gets a set of 18-inch wheels, rear LED lights from the Golf R, as well as special interior and exterior Adidas themed details – including a golf-ball shift knob. Set to go on sale in June, just 4,410 Adidas editions are set to be offered.

GALLERY: VW Golf GTI Excessive

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GALLERY: VW Golf Adidas

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 |  May 07 2010, 7:14 AM

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At the annual Worthersee Tour GTI Meet next week, Volkswagen will unveil a wide-body GTI Excessive edition concept. The car will feature a flared fenders and a complete areo kit, as well as a wider track. In addition a new spring and shock setup will take the place of the standard setup, while larger brakes will be found inside 19-inch wheels fitted with semi-click tires. The car’s 2.0T engine will remain untouched, with the exception of a light weight exhaust system. At this point the car is still just a concept and we expect it to stay that way, with VW often showing wild and wacky concepts (like the Bentley W12 powered GTI from a few years back) at the Worthersee Tour. Some of the car’s modifications, however, are expected to be offered as dealer upgrades.

Unfortunately the car is being kept under wraps until next week with the photo above showing another model VW will display – which is set for production. Titled the VW Golf GTI Adidas edition it gets a set of 18-inch wheels, rear LED lights from the Golf R, as well as special interior and exterior Adidas theemed details. Set to go on sale in June, just 4,410 Adidas editions are set to be offered.

 |  May 05 2010, 8:26 AM

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At the annual “Wörthersee Tour” GTI meet in Austria, Audi is aiming to make an impression with VW owners by showcasing seven custom versions of its new A1 model. Along with six “tuner” models is an Amalfi White A1 featuring Audi’s new Competition Kits. The A1 “competition kit legends interior plus” model not only features the “competition kit Aerodynamic” with a complete aero kit and sport exhaust tips, but also includes an optional rear spoiler and “competition kit legends interior plus” with a rally-inspired exterior decal theme and interior trim items. Also available are the 18×7.5-inch wheels. In fact, customers can order their A1 exactly as shown above.

In addition to this model, the six custom A1s include an FC Bayern car, featuring the Number 10 of star player Arjen Robben. There’s also a Citrus Yellow “Follow Me” model designed after airport ground control vehicles, a Hot Rod model, a Fashion model and finally the “Wasserwacht” and “Pickerljäger” editions, named and designed after the local water rescue and toll sticker collectors in the region.

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GALLERY: Custom Audi A1s at 2010 Wörthersee Tour GTI Meet

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