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50 Shades of Grey- The Sterilization of Automotive Color

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Columns

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It’s 5pm and I find myself stuck in DC Metro traffic yet again.  I’ve driven this route countless times.  I know that I need to be clear of the area by rush hour, yet somehow, here I sit.  Again.  That helpless feeling starts to set in as I look around at all the other vehicles […] More…

Škoda Celebrates its Millionth Sale of 2014

posted by on 18 December 2014 in Skoda News

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Škoda has announces the sale of their millionth vehicle of 2014, a huge milestone for the company.  Škoda has seen massive growth in the past few years, growing from a company that took 100 years to move 10 million cars, to a company which sold one million with nearly two weeks left in the year. Read the full […] More…

Report: Volkswagen Buys Stake in Battery Manufacturer QuantumSpace

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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Forbes has reported that the Volkswagen Group of America has purchased a 5% stake in QuantumSpace Corporation, a Silicon Valley startup which is actively developing new battery technology that could “more than triple” the range of electric vehicles.  This move comes in sync with the release of Volkswagen’s e-Golf in the American marketplace, a car […] More…

Video: Boba Motoring’s 1150hp Golf Transmission Test

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Videos

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Boba Motoring has installed a DogBox transmission into their 1150hp all-wheel-drive Mk2 Golf, so naturally it needed a quick testing, and in true Boba Motoring fashion, video cameras were involved.  At this point, I’m not quite sure if the cameras’ primary use is to capture video for public consumption, or as proof that Volkswagens this quick actually […] More…

Man Builds Solar-Powered Volkswagen Bus Capable of 80mph

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Volkswagen News

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When you’re the Chief Technology Officer for a Healthcare firm that specializes in delivery robots, forward thinking just sort of comes with the territory.  After a while of doing what was once considered impossible, I’d imagine you remove the word from your vocabulary.  Such is the case with Vecna CTO Daniel Theobald, a man who, […] More…

New KTM GT4 Racer with 2.0TFSI Power In Development

posted by on 17 December 2014 in Motorsport News

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There may be a new, more radical vehicle coming to the Pirelli World Challenge’s GT-S class when racing gets underway early next year.  Reiter Engineering and KTM have announced details on their new, yet to be named GT4 racer which is based on the firm’s popular X-Bow model and powered by the Volkswagen Group’s award-winning […] More…