Tag: Volkswagen

Why Can’t The U.S. Have This Awesome Volkswagen Camper Van?

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Sometimes life just isn’t fair, like when this awesome Volkswagen California camper van exists, but isn’t for sale in the U.S. market. It could be the ultimate family weekend getaway vehicle and you can buy it in Europe, but not in the U.S. This seems entirely wrong, especially since it’s named California and there’s no chance for it to roam the Pacific Coast Highway for beaches.

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Is This the Wildest Volkswagen Karmann Ghia in the World?

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Sometimes a car comes along that stops you dead in your tracks. For hardcore Volkswagen and Baja fans alike…this may be that very car. It was, and still is, a 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia coupe, just not your typical garden variety Ghia.  Continue Reading »

The Golf TCR is VW’s Newest Track Weapon

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I seriously think that Volkswagen is out to make my brain explode. When I got into the new Golf R, I knew I had to own one. Then, after I had already bought my Golf R, the company–to everyone’s surprise–released the hotter Golf R400 for production. As such, I figured I’d have to trade my Golf R in. Now, after all that, Volkswagen has debuted another high-performance Golf to drive me wild with envy. What you see before you is the Golf TCR. I might need a moment to pick my jaw up off the floor.

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New Budget Brand Coming From Volkswagen

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Volkswagen group has a lot of brands under its belt. From the high-priced, uber-luxury Bugatti to the more affordable (but still pricey at times) Volkswagen. Soon it will have a new budget brand to add to the mix. VW Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn confirmed the news during a recent interview with German newspaper, Bild.

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Hitching A Ride in Tanner Foust’s 900HP Volkswagen Drift Passat

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Sometimes, having the right car, at the right moment, can get you into places that you wouldn’t normally get into. It’s like being at the right place at the right time. When I moved out to California, I unloaded my FR-S in favor of something new; a Volkswagen Golf R. After testing the Golf R in San Diego and scaring my editor for life, I knew I had to own one. And from there, it was my key to unlocking a host of Volkswagen owner events. Continue Reading »

A Rare Look at Prototypes from the Volkswagen Museum

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Heading to Wolfsburg, Germany any time soon? Make a detour to the Volkswagen Museum where you can see prototypes never displayed before to the public. Continue Reading »

This VW Type 2 Sidecar is the Most Vantastic Way To Ride Shotgun

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Back in 2007, a quirky three-wheeled concoction was featured in Scootering magazine, and the sidecar game hasn’t been the same since. Paired and color-matched with a Lambretta, this minature Volkswagen Type 2 Bus creation is the perfect transportation for a kid, a dog, or maybe a tasty pizza pie.

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Both Drivers Somehow Safe After This Huge Rally Car Crash

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In motor racing, the smallest of mistakes can spell disaster. Throw into the mix the complexities of dirt, gravel, massive jumps, plus blind corners, and the sport of rallying necessitates pinpoint precision to the nth degree.  Continue Reading »

330HP Volkswagen Drag Van Looks Classy, Goes Like Stink

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A wise person once said, “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” I’d like to append that saying with the addition of ‘Volkswagen Van’, because although this 1967 VW looks like a garage queen dressed to the nines… it’s actually a serious straight-line competitor.  Continue Reading »

This Might be the Fastest Volkswagen Beetle You’ve Ever Seen

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Over the years, the Volkswagen Beetle has been consistently mocked for its performance credentials. The car is more  at home in the world of Barbie and Ken than it is in the world of Ashley and John Force. However, the guys over at RJ Volks are taking those stereotypes and flipping them on their heads with this ridiculous Cabrio Beetle drag car. Continue Reading »