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Spied: Lamborghini Aventador SV Fully Exposed on PR Photo Shoot

posted by on 29 January 2015 in Lamborghini News

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Usually when we get spy photos from our European sources, the shots are grainy or the cars are covered with old bodywork, psychedelic vinyl wrap, cladding… or all of the above. Not so today and these shots of the upcoming Lamborghini Aventador SuperVeloce or SV. Seems Borja Perez caught the car out in the desert, likely in […] More…

Will Höegh Osaka Car Carrier Ship Incident Delay Your New Volkswagen’s Delivery?

posted by on 5 January 2015 in Volkswagen News

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The huge auto liner cargo ship Höegh Osaka has beached itself on the Bramble Bank, a legendary sandbar near Portsmouth and the Isle of Wright in England. The ship became grounded and started to list on January 3rd at 9:20 AM. The ship’s crew of 25 was saved that night, but the ship remains effectively beached and listing […] More…

From the Armchair: Suggesting a Nostalgia Shift from Bugs to Bunny

posted by on 11 December 2014 in Columns

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Nostalgia plays are a tough move. Ford does it with the Mustang, MINI does it with the… well… MINI, and Volkswagen does it with the Beetle. While not the boom segment it was during the era of the PT Cruiser or Ford Thunderbird, the nostalgia segment has been weened to mainly sustainable icon-inspired models. Even […] More…

Essen 2014: Ronal with Polished R10 and R50 Aero

posted by on 4 December 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Long associated with Audi since the earliest quattro rallying era, German wheel manufacturer Ronal was a presence at this year’s Essen Motor Show with a highlight on its new R10 and R50 Aero. The Ronal line of alloy wheels ranges from 14 to 22 inches and with a wide variety of designs. The emphasis at Essen was with […] More…

SEMA 2015: TSW Alloy Volkswagen Passat

posted by on 14 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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You have to hand it to the bag scene and their aesthetic. To the common guy on the street, the ant high (or less) resting ride height may seem impossibly low, but the aesthetic that goes along with that look is more-often-than-not incredibly tasteful. This Chattanooga-built Passat sedan is a great example of that. Unfortunately […] More…

SEMA 2014: H&R Volkswagen Golf 7 Sportwagen

posted by on 12 November 2014 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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There’s a coy side to Roland Graef, head of H&R suspensions in the U.S. The guy’s got probably the best display location at the gargantuan SEMA Show and, on top of that, he always has cars built from unobtainium… like this Golf 7 Sportwagen. Whereas the outgoing Jetta Sportwagen was a must-have due to its […] More…