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  1. Good afternoon all and in advance of the big day the chaps at VWROC Towers would like to wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and new year. It's been another record year for us and we'd like to thank you all for your inputs into the site, after all it's only as good as you guys make it. Also a very big thank you to our wonderful Mod team who work very hard behind the scenes. Your work guys is greatly appreciated as it takes many many hours to keep things running smoothly!! One final reminder is that the VWROC 2018 calendars are now in stock and available via the Store so if you haven't already got one please do before they go! Stay safe and thanks again to you all, wherever you are in the world. The VWROC team.
  2. The Volkswagen T-Roc R is being developed to become the most agile offering in its class, with chassis development guru Karsten Schebsdat and professional racing racer Benny Leuchter on hand to ensure its competitiveness. Speaking at the launch of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI, Schebsdat, who has led the development of models such as the Golf GTI Clubsport S and previously headed up chassis development at Porsche, said the T-Roc is already well suited to a performance application and therefore would be an effective R model. " I think the standard T-Roc with 4Motion [four-wheel drive] and the DCC chassis with 19in wheels is the most agile SUV in that class," he said. "If there will be a T-Roc R, it will definitely be even more fun." The model, a rival to group stablemate the Seat Ateca Cupra, will have 306bhp and has been spotted testing recently at the Nürburgring. Leuchter has been drafted in to provide input for the car's set-up. He was a key contributor to the Clubsport S's final technical settings and was the man behind the wheel when it set an earlier Nürburgring front-wheel drive lap record. Leuchter said he has been pushing for more agile set-ups on Volkswagen models that reduce the understeer previous models had become synonymous with, suggesting that the T-Roc will be given playful characteristics in order to appeal to driving enthusiasts. Leuchter's input with the Polo GTI, for example, has increased its adjustability. The hot SUV will be powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine as its main rival, the Ateca Cupra. However, the VW model is likely to come with a slight power advantage over its 300bhp sibling to help justify a higher price - mimicking a trend seen with the Golf R and Leon Cupra. Much will be shared with the hot Golf, because the T-Roc is based on the same MQB A underpinnings as the hatchback. But even with the same outputs, the T-Roc R's additional weight and higher centre of gravity will ensure it falls short of matching the 4.6sec 0-62mph time and dynamic handling of its smaller sibling. In typical VW R style, the future performance T-Roc's styling will likely remain restrained, giving it an understated look like the Golf R. This early 'in the metal' sighting comes four weeks after VW research and development boss Frank Welsch told Autocar that he had comissioned the build of a development car to test the T-Roc R formula. Welsch said he "liked the idea" and expected it to "go well in the UK". VW chairman Herbert Diess revealed earlier this year that the fastest T-Roc would bypass the GTI name because "GTI is for us the hot hatch; a sporty car, classless and accessible for many. It should be this car - a hot hatch". For an SUV, Diess said "we have another sub-brand, R". The T-Roc R would sit above the current most potent 187bhp T-Roc, which Welsch believes will help the model stand out in its busy segment. “We have a 187bhp T-Roc, which is more than the competitors offer," he said, "and we’ll see if lots of people take that." Further T-Roc range expansion The commonality of parts for cars using the MQB A platform on which the T-Roc sits also raises the prospect of the new SUV being sold in plug-in hybrid GTE form along with, potentially, a warm GTD set-up. However, the future of diesel engines in smaller cars remains up for debate as manufacturers weigh up the cost of meeting new emissions regulations for diesels against how much of a premium buyers will be willing to pay. A pure-electric version of the T-Roc is unlikely, however, as VW is set to launch a bespoke family of electric models on its MEB platform from 2020. Welsch’s openness to branding a fast T-Roc as an R model rather than a GTI also signals a clear policy to reserve the latter badge for its famous hot hatches. Even so, the firm is looking to broaden the appeal of its GTI range, with the entry-level Up GTI set to launch early next year. As the SUV sector booms, car makers are looking to exploit sales niches while creating halo models that attract attention to a line-up. For example, Nissan launched Nismo models of its Juke, but VW’s decision to launch an R version of the T-Roc would signify a step up in the mainstream performance SUV stakes. Article courtesy of Autocar.
  3. The Volkswagen T-Roc R is being developed to become the most agile offering in its class, with chassis development guru Karsten Schebsdat and professional racing racer Benny Leuchter on hand to ensure its competitiveness. Speaking at the launch of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI, Schebsdat, who has led the development of models such as the Golf GTI Clubsport S and previously headed up chassis development at Porsche, said the T-Roc is already well suited to a performance application and therefore would be an effective R model. " I think the standard T-Roc with 4Motion [four-wheel drive] and the DCC chassis with 19in wheels is the most agile SUV in that class," he said. "If there will be a T-Roc R, it will definitely be even more fun." The model, a rival to group stablemate the Seat Ateca Cupra, will have 306bhp and has been spotted testing recently at the Nürburgring. Leuchter has been drafted in to provide input for the car's set-up. He was a key contributor to the Clubsport S's final technical settings and was the man behind the wheel when it set an earlier Nürburgring front-wheel drive lap record. Leuchter said he has been pushing for more agile set-ups on Volkswagen models that reduce the understeer previous models had become synonymous with, suggesting that the T-Roc will be given playful characteristics in order to appeal to driving enthusiasts. Leuchter's input with the Polo GTI, for example, has increased its adjustability. The hot SUV will be powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine as its main rival, the Ateca Cupra. However, the VW model is likely to come with a slight power advantage over its 300bhp sibling to help justify a higher price - mimicking a trend seen with the Golf R and Leon Cupra. Much will be shared with the hot Golf, because the T-Roc is based on the same MQB A underpinnings as the hatchback. But even with the same outputs, the T-Roc R's additional weight and higher centre of gravity will ensure it falls short of matching the 4.6sec 0-62mph time and dynamic handling of its smaller sibling. In typical VW R style, the future performance T-Roc's styling will likely remain restrained, giving it an understated look like the Golf R. This early 'in the metal' sighting comes four weeks after VW research and development boss Frank Welsch told Autocar that he had comissioned the build of a development car to test the T-Roc R formula. Welsch said he "liked the idea" and expected it to "go well in the UK". VW chairman Herbert Diess revealed earlier this year that the fastest T-Roc would bypass the GTI name because "GTI is for us the hot hatch; a sporty car, classless and accessible for many. It should be this car - a hot hatch". For an SUV, Diess said "we have another sub-brand, R". The T-Roc R would sit above the current most potent 187bhp T-Roc, which Welsch believes will help the model stand out in its busy segment. “We have a 187bhp T-Roc, which is more than the competitors offer," he said, "and we’ll see if lots of people take that." Further T-Roc range expansion The commonality of parts for cars using the MQB A platform on which the T-Roc sits also raises the prospect of the new SUV being sold in plug-in hybrid GTE form along with, potentially, a warm GTD set-up. However, the future of diesel engines in smaller cars remains up for debate as manufacturers weigh up the cost of meeting new emissions regulations for diesels against how much of a premium buyers will be willing to pay. A pure-electric version of the T-Roc is unlikely, however, as VW is set to launch a bespoke family of electric models on its MEB platform from 2020. Welsch’s openness to branding a fast T-Roc as an R model rather than a GTI also signals a clear policy to reserve the latter badge for its famous hot hatches. Even so, the firm is looking to broaden the appeal of its GTI range, with the entry-level Up GTI set to launch early next year. As the SUV sector booms, car makers are looking to exploit sales niches while creating halo models that attract attention to a line-up. For example, Nissan launched Nismo models of its Juke, but VW’s decision to launch an R version of the T-Roc would signify a step up in the mainstream performance SUV stakes. Article courtesy of Autocar. View full article
  4. The member/seller will have to re-advertise as I'm afraid the original advert did not meet the Classifieds section requirements. No photo was provided displaying the member's username & date alongside the item for sale. For clarity, it wasn't @dazie00.
  5. All, I'm pleased to announce the Classifieds section should now be open to all. Please, please, please read the rules before asking for support or using the contact form to ask why you can't access or post ads. If you do have an issue please use the temporary Classifieds Upgrade forum to ask for help or log an issue. http://www.vwroc.com/forums/forum/89-classifieds-section-upgrade/ Thanks.
  6. *Courtesy of VW Vortex - See the full article and more pics here Spy pics of a Tiguan testing in Germany! And, despite the fact that there’s very little in the way of camouflage, this may be one of the Volkswagen Group’s most mysterious test cars! Whereas it usually goes for dazzle camo, VW has this time decided to go with conflicting information. What you see is clearly a Tiguan body, that much is clear, but what isn’t so clear is why there are so many Audi bits attached to it. Those oval tailpipes? Pure Audi Sport. The wheels? Audi. The Ingolstadt license plate is another Audi hallmark. And finally, the engine, we’re told, has the distinct sound of an inline 5. We’ve known that a Tiguan was testing with Audi’s engine since late August when a video emerged of the car testing at the Nurburgring. Back then, we thought it might be because the Tiguan would get that engine, but now the online consensus seems to be that this is an RS Q3 wearing an elaborate disguise. It wouldn’t be the first time that the VW Group went to such lengths. Volkswagen dressed up Atlas test cars like Jeeps and Kias when they were testing. They didn’t own the badges, though, so they couldn’t fully commit to the camo. With both vehicles owned by the same group, it could be that Audi just decided to follow through. It does make sense, meanwhile, that VW would plug a Golf R engine into a Tiguan R since the engine fits the chassis. Audi has been working with its Group-mates lately, though. Audi and Porsche have been using the same twin-turbo V6 and twin turbo V8 a lot lately, so the idea of the brand sharing its engine with VW isn’t farfetched. Notice the giant oval pipes make another appearance on a potential VW R... Whatever the case, we’ll continue to follow this story as it develops. View full article
  7. Tiguan R anyone?

    *Courtesy of VW Vortex - See the full article and more pics here Spy pics of a Tiguan testing in Germany! And, despite the fact that there’s very little in the way of camouflage, this may be one of the Volkswagen Group’s most mysterious test cars! Whereas it usually goes for dazzle camo, VW has this time decided to go with conflicting information. What you see is clearly a Tiguan body, that much is clear, but what isn’t so clear is why there are so many Audi bits attached to it. Those oval tailpipes? Pure Audi Sport. The wheels? Audi. The Ingolstadt license plate is another Audi hallmark. And finally, the engine, we’re told, has the distinct sound of an inline 5. We’ve known that a Tiguan was testing with Audi’s engine since late August when a video emerged of the car testing at the Nurburgring. Back then, we thought it might be because the Tiguan would get that engine, but now the online consensus seems to be that this is an RS Q3 wearing an elaborate disguise. It wouldn’t be the first time that the VW Group went to such lengths. Volkswagen dressed up Atlas test cars like Jeeps and Kias when they were testing. They didn’t own the badges, though, so they couldn’t fully commit to the camo. With both vehicles owned by the same group, it could be that Audi just decided to follow through. It does make sense, meanwhile, that VW would plug a Golf R engine into a Tiguan R since the engine fits the chassis. Audi has been working with its Group-mates lately, though. Audi and Porsche have been using the same twin-turbo V6 and twin turbo V8 a lot lately, so the idea of the brand sharing its engine with VW isn’t farfetched. Notice the giant oval pipes make another appearance on a potential VW R... Whatever the case, we’ll continue to follow this story as it develops.
  8. Full Members (50+ posts) should now have access. Please post any issues in here. Please ensure you have read the rules and this announcement before posting questions or issues.
  9. All being well, Full Members (50+ posts) will be granted access tomorrow to enable them to populate adverts. We'll then refine permissions to allow access to Junior Members (25+ posts) and New Members (< 25 posts) on Saturday.
  10. Also, keep an eye on the sidebar. We have a sidebar block which displays the 5 latest items for sale (cars & parts) The Classifieds Block appears on the main index page and on the forum topic listings page.
  11. Exactly that Ash. The owner of the advert, mods & admin can see it, to everyone else it is hidden. It's very clear that the advert is not yet published. Please feel to give it a go with your Prets and you'll see the new process. Any problems just drop us a message.
  12. All, Over the past few months the existing classifieds section has become hard work. Whether it be new members trying to circumnavigate the rules, breaches of rules, missing photos or for sale threads being derailed by opinion on the product or the price - it has become a source of frustration for all involved. With this in mind, VWROC has decided to raid the piggy bank and put in place a dedicated classifieds application. Over the last few months we have been looking at options, trialling and testing various applications in the background and we are now satisfied we have a great solution. With much help from the mods, we are able to release the classifieds section today. Initial access will be to Senior Members, Mods and Admins. We hope the extended testing opportunity with the Senior Members group will show up and problems before a full release. The Classifieds section is accessible from the top menu. If you don't see the menu item, you don't have access at this time. Any senior members not managing to access the section should PM @admin Please Note: The existing Classifieds forum will be closed at noon today Admins, Mods and Senior Members will have early access All other members with more than 25 posts will have access from Saturday Evening providing no bugs are found Full members with more than 50+ posts will have access from Friday morning Guests will NOT be able to view the Classifieds section at this time Existing adverts will NOT be transferred to the new system - members will have to re-submit any advert ALL adverts will be subject to approval. Please allow up to 24hrs for approval, although in reality we expect a much faster turn around. If your advert is not approved within 24hrs assume it was deleted for not meeting requirements Existing rules apply: at least one photo of the actual item for sale is required, at least one photo must clearly display a username and date next to the item for sale, a price must be specified - adverts not meeting these requirement will NOT be approved and will be deleted You will require 50 posts to create a new advert You will require at least 25 posts to access the section and post questions Cars for Sale and Cars Wanted will be posted to a dedicated forum or will be extended to guests at a later date - TBC shortly Group Buys will remain exactly as they are If the section is not visible in Tapatalk or does not function correctly please use the website. Tapatalk will not be supported for use with the Classifieds section. Tapatalk has not been and will not be tested Any attempts to post adverts in the main site will result in a warning and the post being deleted. Repeated attempts will result in a ban May we please remind all involved that this isn't us being dictators, this is for everyone's safety, enjoyment and more importantly to let you buy shit that will make your car go much, much faster - because let's face it, that's what it's all about! A dedicated Classifieds Bug section has been set up to allow any issues to be reported. I hope you find the new section easy to use and enjoy our hard work. Fingers crossed this is the silver bullet that resolves the frustration. Cheers, From all Admins & Mods at VWROC
  13. Quotes not working

    Thanks @ashleyman. We did some upgrades on Saturday and this looks like a knock on from those. We believe this is a bug rather than a change to functionality. We’ll be looking in to it ASAP.
  14. All, We're going to do some upgrades to the forum this evening. It's a minor upgrade in comparison to the one we performed a few months ago, but will offer us a host of new features and improved security - we'll be going HTTPS. The look and feel of this site will remain the same albeit with some minor cosmetic tweaks. The main change we will enable out of the box is a nice update to the 'reputation' / 'like' system. Once we're upgraded we'll consider which other features to introduce and when. The upgrade will take a couple of hours and will be started sometime after 7pm this evening. Any problems after the upgrade should be posted to the Upgrade Bugs board here: http://www.vwroc.com/forums/forum/85-upgrade-bugs/
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