R8TED R: Martin’s Volvo S60R and Superfly Euro Wild Winner

There are seemingly endless numbers of cars featured in posters found on bedroom walls and fawned over by nearly every car enthusiast. Icons of motorsport history like the BMW E30 M3 or tuner legends like the infamous Nissan R34 GTR are cars we can all agree take up a sizeable portion of our imagination. Then [...]

August 21st, 2018|About, ECS Nation, Performance, Project Cars, Turbo, Wheels|1 Comment

A Brief History of Audi and their Quattro All-Wheel-Drive

Advances in automobiles have demonstrated an oscillating balance between innovation in passenger cars and racing cars since the initial four-wheel vehicles. A discovery in one arena naturally leads to its adaptation in the other, which was usually paired with unparalleled success. Many of the advancements that come to mind are translations of racing components fitted [...]

July 24th, 2018|About, Audi, Performance|Comments Off on A Brief History of Audi and their Quattro All-Wheel-Drive

Slammed to the Arctic: Official Update

The Rallywagen has now made its full journey to the Arctic Circle, all the way from Wadsworth, Ohio to Alaska, and the Street Shield survived. We did our best to put the protective belly plate through the roughest environments we could imagine our MK5 Jetta Sportwagen would experience, but nothing could break through the [...]

July 2nd, 2018|About, New Products, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Slammed to the Arctic: Official Update

RallyWagen: Jaimie Orr’s trip with Volkswagen of America to the Arctic Circle Presented by ECS Tuning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ghzb_uo0qU Something we find incredibly enticing about cars is how many different ways we can find them exciting. We can appreciate the differences between our cars as they become more than just a utility. In some cases, the prospect of doing something insane with a car is the best way to bond [...]

June 20th, 2018|About, ECS Nation, General, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on RallyWagen: Jaimie Orr’s trip with Volkswagen of America to the Arctic Circle Presented by ECS Tuning

How to get 35% More Horsepower from your MINI with ChipWerke Performance

The triple-threat for useable, instant, reliable power is a tried and true combination of parts. Each performance upgrade performs a specific function to improve the factory output of your MINI, and all three are a sure way to make a significant increase in horsepower, but not all upgrades are equal [...]

June 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, MINI, Performance, Software|Comments Off on How to get 35% More Horsepower from your MINI with ChipWerke Performance

ECS Tuning & StopTech VW MK7.5 GTI Sweepstakes Presented by Racingline: Big Turbo and More!

The news has already spread about our second sweepstakes car, the ECS Tuning and StopTech VW MK7.5 GTI Presented by Racingline. The GTI has already received a massive amount of work and attention courtesy of Zach and all our wonderful vendor partners and it is nearing completion. This most recent update finds us [...]

June 15th, 2018|About, ECS Nation, General, Performance, Project Cars, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on ECS Tuning & StopTech VW MK7.5 GTI Sweepstakes Presented by Racingline: Big Turbo and More!

Racing Safety Equipment for your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

What makes a performance car so enticing to enthusiasts of all types? When we look reductively at the fundamental attractiveness of European performance vehicles, the underlying similarity is an emotional connection to what car guys would consider a blank slate. Approaching a new build is an open world of possibility, which is part of [...]

June 12th, 2018|Audi, BMW, MINI, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Racing Safety Equipment for your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

The Best Brakes for your Audi, BMW, or VW Explained with HAWK Performance

For most people, a trip to the shop or dealership and a few hours wait is all they ever think about their brakes until they have to slam them on mid-text message when they miss their exit. For the enthusiasts, brake service is a moment of catharsis like any routine service for which we have [...]

June 11th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, General, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on The Best Brakes for your Audi, BMW, or VW Explained with HAWK Performance

Vendor Spotlight: CTS Turbo means Big Power for your Audi or Volkswagen

The old phrase “there is no replacement for displacement” has met its match in today’s aftermarket performance world. The recipe for huge horsepower was to have the biggest bore, most aggressive cams, and a fuel economy that was measured in feet from the largest engine possible. While turbocharged engines are not a new concept, the [...]

May 15th, 2018|About, Audi, Engine, Exhaust, Intake, Performance, Turbo, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: CTS Turbo means Big Power for your Audi or Volkswagen

Vendor Spotlight: Rennline Performance Porsche Parts

An amazing aspect of the aftermarket car community is that as new generations carry the torch for enthusiasm. We are given new products and manufacturers provided by a number of new enthusiast innovators. These enthusiasts, like the folks up in Vermont at Rennline, are the next wave of household names to emerging in the [...]

May 9th, 2018|About, New Products, Performance, Porsche|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: Rennline Performance Porsche Parts