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Volkswagen develops 30% lighter Golf

Volkswagen develops 30% lighter Golf

Earlier this year Audi's plans for a lighter pair of next-generation S4 and S5 performance variants were revealed. Now Volkswagen has been tied to a similar program with its popular Golf platform (2010 Volkswagen Golf Mark VI pictured). The lighter weight makes it easier to maintain performance...

June 9, 2009
 
U.S. Capitol Hill

Republicans and Democrats blame each other for GM collapse

The collapse of General Motors has seen some of the most divergent views on both politics and the automotive industry appear in recent times, and even though the collapse of... read more June 9, 2009


 
Ferrari Enzo supercar

Ferrari Enzo designer opens new Californian studio

Ken Okuyama, the Japanese born designer behind striking cars like the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Birdcage, has opened a new design studio located in Southern California. In... read more June 8, 2009


 
Ford direct-injection

Ethanol-injected Ford Bobcat V8 detailed in DOE documents

Ford’s new EcoBoost range of engines is about to go on sale, debuting in the new Lincoln MKS before filtering across to most of the automaker’s lineup. EcoBoost... read more June 8, 2009


 
2009 volkswagen cc 002

2009 Volkswagen CC gets IIHS Top Pick award

Advanced vehicle systems like stability control, ABS and traction control have become so common that we often gloss over them in a car's spec sheet, but they are important... read more June 8, 2009


 
2009 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

Chevrolet Corvette sees $365 price rise for 2010

Chevrolet is introducing a series of updates for the Corvette for the 2010 model year, with changes affecting the entire lineup from the base model all the way to the... read more June 7, 2009


 
Codemasters' FUEL screen shot

Codemasters' FUEL will feature over 5,500 square miles of virtual terrain

Driving simulators such as Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) and Need for Speed: SHIFT (NFS) are set to be released soon, and while much of the focus will remain on these two... read more June 5, 2009


 

 
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