Tag: Volkswagen

8 Classic Cars the World is Glad to Have Back

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Cars are generally regarded to be pretty tough. But between taking the brunt of a crash or conquering Earth’s most remote places, no amount of toughness can save a car from the end of its production run — and that’s somewhat sad.  Continue Reading »

Tanner Foust Heads Back to Formula D in… a Passat?

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Rally champion? Check. Formula D champion? Check. Top Gear US host and skilled athlete? Check and check. Tanner Foust has done it all, but it seems the talented driver is heading back into the insane world that is Formula Drift.

To celebrate that return, Rockstar, Foust’s primary sponsor, made a quick teaser to psych everybody up for his return and give a few glimpses of his new drift car. Hint: It’s not a Beetle.

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For those who didn’t catch what Foust will be driving, it’s a customized Formula D Volkswagen Passat. How weird do those words look? Why Volkswagen would choose the Passat is beyond us. It’s about as far from a performance car as you can get. It’s just all beige and boring, especially compared to the recently launched Golf R.

RELATED: Get up close and personal with Tanner’s RWB Beetle here.

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However, as you might already know, Formula D is quite a fluid and odd form of racing. People come and go, and the choice of engines and cars tend to change every other day. Within Formula D, the engines don’t even need to be part of the automaker’s lineup for them to use it in the car. For instance, Foust’s car appears to be powered by a small block Chevy motor.

Currently the sport is dominated by Chevy’s LS series engine. The ease at which these motors can handle horsepower and produce mind blowing amounts of torque makes them perfect for getting superlight cars sliding sideways at unbelievable speeds. We will be able to check out Tanner’s new car this coming April for the kickoff for the Formula D season at Long Beach.

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2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Set For Geneva Debut

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The new 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is set to make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month marking the second generation of this popular car. The Alltrack gets a higher ride height than the regular Passat as well as suspension that is more softly tuned.

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The Cars of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Audi R8 V10/Fahraufnahme

Ladies, Mr. Grey will see you now. One of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year — Fifty Shades of Grey — hits theaters tomorrow, and I’m sure most of you men will be dragged to it. But don’t worry, there is something you can at least look forward to: the cars.

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Driving Volkswagen’s Most Powerful Golf: Video Review

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most well known cars on the planet, and it’s had a staggering seven generations to be the perfect Golf it could be. Through the years, VW has constantly evolved its popular hatchback, much like the Porsche 911. In that time the Golf has gotten better and better, culminating in this latest generation.

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Millionaire Pitcher Lives in His Volkswagen Microbus

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Daniel Norris was paid a $2 million signing bonus. He promptly used that money to buy a 1978 Volkswagen Westfalia microbus…that he lives in. Continue Reading »

Volkswagen Syncro Can Make a Van Fan Out of You

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A van is not everybody’s purveyor of a good time, but spend a weekend camping or cruising trails in a Volkswagen Syncro… and you just might have a change of heart. These plucky all-wheel-drive Vanagons made landfall in the US in 1986. Though they didn’t sell like hotcakes, they have enjoyed a fiercely cult-like following.  Continue Reading »

These Concept Cars Still Look Futuristic After Two Decades

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The concept car is a tough design to master. Throw in all the bells and whistles and in 10 years it’ll look about as futuristic as a Star Trek control panel. Dial it back and you risk people mistaking your concept for a current car. Not good.  Continue Reading »

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Begs to be Driven Hard: First Drive

2015 Volkswagen Golf R review photo

It was cold, and I was nearly 5,000 feet up looking down onto one of the most beautiful “mountain” ranges I’d ever come across. If you head about an hour east of San Diego, you’ll find yourself dead in the center of Cleveland National Forest. It is wonderful, breathtaking seclusion from one of America’s finest and busiest cities.

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7 NFL Stars With Automotive Counterparts

NFL Players as Cars

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, boys and girls. The Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots will be taking to the turf in only a few hours. But before then, I wanted to ask a very important question: what if NFL players had automotive counterparts? You know, if they somehow magically turned into cars.

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