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Golf 7 Technical Preview

posted by on 24 August 2012 in Technical Features

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The Golf 7 will official be shown on September 4th, but Volkswagen has given us the largest technical briefing on the all-new car yet. We’ve got all the details after the jump. More…

Project Touareg GTD Part 2: Wheels and Tires

posted by on 23 February 2012 in Technical Features

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When it comes to visual bang for the buck, nothing beats a new set of wheels to improve the look of your car. This is especially the case for our Lux package Touareg TDI and its bid to drop some of that vanilla appearance for something acutely more sporting. We mentioned a few weeks ago […] More…

Project Touareg GTD: Interior Protection for Winter & Flood

posted by on 20 February 2012 in Technical Features

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There’s nothing like a massive silt-ridden flood to threaten the sanctity of a new car’s interior. This was just the scenario not long after acquiring our Touareg TDI and the conditions reminded us just how valuable protective gear such as rubber floor and cargo mats can be. And with winter also just around the corner, […] More…

First Look at the New Golf 7 MQB Architecture

posted by on 16 February 2012 in Technical Features

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Last week we had a unique opportunity to go to Wolfsburg, Germany to learn a little bit about Volkswagen Group’s new Golf 7 MQB component architecture. Volkswagen Group brands (Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, Seat, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Porsche and more) comprise more than 200 individual models of cars. The complexity involved in trying to reduce costs […] More…

Project Turbunnium Part IV: Suspension, Wheels and Tires

posted by on 27 February 2009 in Technical Features

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Our 2007 Rabbit project was the first new car I had ever purchased, which means I was frankly terrified to start ripping it apart and replacing brand new things when years of payments still loomed ahead. I spent my teens and early 20s piloting 10- to 15-year-old VWs and Audis across the desolate terrain of […] More…

Project Tortured Affair GTI: Part II: Headliner Preparation

posted by on 13 September 2008 in Technical Features

I can’t remember the last time I really enjoyed driving my car. It must have been sometime in winter of 2005, before the hit-and-run accident that led to my decision to have the car entirely resprayed, which is in turn what motivated me to pull the headliner to be recovered. Based on the ubiquitous headliner […] More…