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2011 Porsche 918 RSR Concept. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Porsche 458 Fighter May Share A Platform With The Audi R8

We've been hearing all kinds of things about the next-gen Audi R8. Specifically, we've heard that it will ride on an all-new, lightweight carbon-aluminum platform. Despite having a pretty extensive carbon fiber lab to draw experience from over at sister company Lamborghini, Audi feels that the... read more

November 8, 2011 by 
 
2011 Volkswagen Phaeton

Renewed Volkswagen Phaeton Due In 2015: Report

Last summer, Volkswagen confirmed the Phaeton full-size, perhaps too-luxurious-for-the-brand, sedan would be returning to the U.S., but it didn't give us much of an idea as... read more September 26, 2011 by 


 
2013 Cadillac ATS spy shots

2013 Cadillac ATS, MINI Coupe, Evoque To Dakar: Today's Car News

Today we bring you a melange of news from the weekend, including Sebastian Vettel's continued dominance in F1, our first drive impressions of the 2012 MINI Cooper Coupe, and... read more September 26, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen 411

Guilty Pleasure: Volkswagen Type 4

Would you believe that I've done 23 Guilty Pleasures posts and haven't included a single Volkswagen? Mostly, this is because the VWs I like tend to be mainstream cool (e.g... read more September 21, 2011 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Beetle R Concept live photos

Volkswagen Beetle R Concept Preview, Live Photos: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Sharing its core underpinnings with the Golf has raised some questions as to why one might prefer the Beetle, though the car's iconic aesthetics are the obvious reason. It... read more September 13, 2011 by 


 
2012 Porsche 911

Volkswagen-Porsche Merger Held Up By Legal Issues, Again

Ongoing lawsuits are holding up the finalization of the Volkswagen Group's merger with Porsche SE, the latest hurdle in an epic ouroboros that has been underway for several... read more September 8, 2011 by 


 
2012 Volkswagen Tiguan

Volkswagen First To Launch Cylinder Shut-Off In A Four-Cylinder Engine

Cylinder deactivation is an excellent way to achieve higher fuel economy from larger-displacement V-6 and V-8 engines. By shutting down fuel supply to select cylinders when... read more September 2, 2011 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen Debuts Cylinder Shut-Off Tech In 4-Cyl Engines

Cylinder deactivation has been with us for several years in big V8 engines. Both GM and Chrysler have used it and Audi now offers it on its S range. Rather firing on all... read more September 2, 2011 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Nils single-seat electric car concept

2011 Volkswagen Nils Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Volkswagen has followed the lead of its upmarket subsidiary Audi and unveiled a new electric pod car concept for the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, which kicks off in less than... read more September 1, 2011 by 


 
Volkswagen up! production version

Production Volkswagen Up!: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show Preview

It’s been four years since we first saw the original Up! Concept, and now, just a few weeks out from its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, Volkswagen has taken the... read more August 22, 2011 by 


 
Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport

Bugatti Boss Boast: We'll Continue To Build World's Fastest Cars

Wolfgang Durheimer took over as head of Bugatti and Bentley in the spring of 2011. The former chief of Porsche’s Research and Development efforts, Durheimer is an... read more August 16, 2011 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Bulli Concept live photos

Build The Bulli? Report Says VW Concept May See Production

Volkswagen showed the “Bulli” concept at the Geneva Motor Show last March, and the Volkswagen-Bus-in-three-quarter-scale was well received by both the press and... read more August 15, 2011 by 


 
German driver sets new Guiness parallel parking record

German Driver Sets New Parallel Parking World Record: Video

English stunt driver and general behind-the-wheel-badass Russ Swift once held the record for parallel parking a car in the smallest space between two others. He did it... read more August 4, 2011 by 


 
EcoVelocity's Volkswagen Camper Van

EcoVelocity's Modern Tech Transforms Classics (Virtually...)

We may spend the day writing about modern car technology, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate the classic cars that helped form the industry we know today. Some might... read more August 2, 2011 by 


 
2012 Volkswagen Beetle production begins in Mexico

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Production Begins In Mexico

The Volkswagen Beetle and Mexico are inexorably linked. From as far back as 1967 and running until 2003 when production ended for good, Volkswagen's Puebla factory produced... read more July 21, 2011 by 


 
Kate Middleton's 2001 VW Golf up for sale on eBay

Kate Middleton's 2001 Volkswagen Golf Up For Sale On eBay

If you're in the U.K. and don't have a rabid case of royal fever lingering after Kate Middleton's April wedding to Prince William, you're probably not breathing. Now you have... read more July 19, 2011 by 


 
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