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Paris Spotlight: Volkswagen Phaeton Exclusive

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been about 10 years since the first Volkswagen Phaeton was introduced. Built using the same corporate steel chassis D platform that underpins the Bentley Continental, the car even did a short stint in the USA before ending its stateside run in 2006. It’s since undergone a facelift and remained […] More…

Paris Spotlight: New Volkswagen Touareg R-Design

posted by on 10 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Launched in 2011 as an all-new generation in 2011, the Volkswagen Touareg is now enjoying its mid-lifecycle facelift. As you might expect being mid-way through its run, changes are subtle, but do their part to enhance the already handsome looks of Volkswagen’s top-of-the-line SUV. Volkswagen’s sole display car at Paris was a nicely kitted Touareg […] More…

Paris Spotlight: Impressions of the Volkswagen XL Sport & What It Means to Us

posted by on 8 October 2014 in Volkswagen News

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It was perhaps not the best kept secret that Volkswagen planned a more sporting variant of its ultra-lightweight and ultra-efficient XL1 model. With the XL1, Volkswagen managed the fabled 1-Liter of consumption for 100 KM travelled, but this mid-engine carbon fiber chassis car was designed to be super frugal and thus far from sporting. Then […] More…

Surprise. Surprise. Bugatti Driven into Texas Lake Was Insurance Fraud.

posted by on 28 August 2014 in Bugatti News

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It was a simple plan really. Buy $1M Bugatti, insure it for $2M. Drive it into a lake and collect handsome return on investment. He would have gotten away with it to had it not been for those darn kids and their video-recording mobile phone doohickeys driving on a parallel road. According to reports out of […] More…

Find of the Day: Pristine Mk1 Polo in Maryland

posted by on 27 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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We’re big fans of the ‘never sold here’ variety when it comes to our Find of the Day series. So, when trolling through our own Mk1 classifieds this morning, we were surprised to see one very pristine Mk1 1977 Volkswagen Polo for sale and located in Maryland. While sold in high numbers as both the Polo […] More…

Video: HGP Golf R VRT vs.Ferrari 458 Speciale. On Like Donkey Kong.

posted by on 26 August 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Ask anyone at German tuning firm HGP Turbo, or their US extension HPA Motorsports, and they’ll tell you that there’s no replacement for displacement. Sure, they recognize forced induction systems like the turbocharger systems going into cars like the Golf R are great and all, but they’re even better on even bigger capacity engines. Case in […] More…