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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    For many of us, getting a car onto the Nurburgring for its public lapping days is a dream, but for some it turns quickly into a nightmare. This Scirocco looks to have been having a pretty good day until it came out of a corner a little hot and ran headlong into the barriers at the next corner...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Bugatti Veyron is a pretty impressive beast. Now a generation out and quite a few years old, it’s still among the fastest cars in the world. But for all its sophistication you still need to use the brakes, as this video proves. Published on the LK Horizon YouTube channel, the video was shot...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    A 25-year old driver crashed a rented Lamborghini Huracan and somehow managed to walk away with only an unnamed nose injury.  According to a report from Birmingham Mail, the Huracan Spyder first hit one car and then the lamp post, before it hit a parked car on a driveway. The accident took...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    He was behind the wheel of a Rimac Concept One when it happened. According to a tweet from The Grand Tour’s official account, Hammond was involved in a serious crash after completing the Hemburg Hill Climb in Switzerland. Fortunately he didn’t suffer any serious injuries and was conscious and...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Safety enhancements are, undoubtedly, a good thing. People are walking away from wrecks that would have been fatal a few decades earlier and crash avoidance systems can keep inattentive drivers out of trouble altogether. The downside is that these features have made vehicles more expensive to...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Cars may be getting more advanced safety features, but U.S. traffic-related deaths are on the rise. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 40,200 deaths occurred last year on the road, a rise of 6 percent. It’s the first time since 2007 there were more than 40,000 fatalities...
  7. Photography
    Nothing I have ever said, done, or written has ever been or ever will be as entertaining as listening to Tony Quinn describe (in NSFW language) his off-road adventure in a Lamborghini Huracan. Quinn is racing in the Targa Tasmania and on his way to start of the Sideling stage of the Targa, on...
  8. Misc. Professional Racing
    On Monday we introduced you to David Watson and Ian J. Cudmore who started the Targa Tasmania in a 2004 Golf R32 . We can now report, sadly, that the pair have crashed out of the race. The good news is that neither Watson nor Cudmore were seriously injured in the off. Sadly the R32 didn’t fare...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    It was raining Volkswagens in Hong Kong on Saturday, as a parked Golf was pushed off of the second story of a parking lot. The car was empty when a man identified as Dr. Fung ran into the vehicle. The 76-year-old Doctor was leaving the lot when he says his car accelerated by itself, sped up to...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Four-door 2016 Golf family models earn the overall 5-Star Rating from NHTSA Other 5-Star VW models: Passat, Jetta, Beetle Coupe and Golf family 2-doors Herndon, VA  — Volkswagen of America, Inc. announced today that the 2016 Golf, Golf GTI, Golf R and Golf SportWagen four-door models have...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Passengers and pedestrians are excellently protected in accidents Top score for 5- and 7-seaters The new Touran has passed the independent European NCAP safety tests with top marks. The latest generation of the popular family MPV has therefore been awarded the highest rating of 5 stars and...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Several years ago, Lenny B. Robinson became a bit of an internet sensation when the owner of the black Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder was pulled over by Maryland police wearing full Batman costume. That the man was a regular visitor to children’s hospitals was an integral part to his story...
  13. Photography
    If you've ever experienced the Nurburgring's 12.9 mile North Loop on a video game, chances are that you've employed a strategy that encouraged liberal use of the curbing on nearly all of its 70+ corners.  It's a bold strategy, but in the virtual world, consequences of being a bit to hard on the...
  14. Photography
    The 70s were a much different time.  Lax crash standards, soft suspensions and skinny tires were the norm for most road-going cars meant that trips to a racetrack were often a risky proposition.  Add the most dangerous circuit in existence to this equation, and "events" were guaranteed to...
  15. The Bugatti Lounge
    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...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    I've never been to Monaco but from what Movies and Television tell me, its a Mediterranean paradise where people like Cary Grant and James Bond have transportation options which include a private yacht and hyper car, all while surrounded by supermodels.  While in reality this may be a bit of a...
  17. Photography
    F1 Racing legend Jackie Stewart once called the Nürburgring, "Green Hell" due to its extreme difficulty and beautiful scenery.  The track has lived up to this nickname with over 70 fatalities occurring on-track and countless accidents during race events and open track days, many of which can be...
  18. R8 (All Generations)
    During the Race of Champions Sunday Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen was reportedly knocked unconscious when the Audi R8 LMS he was driving slammed into a barrier. In the video (below) Heikki is shown getting out of the car and he appears to be alright. He Tweeted this message shortly thereafter...
  19. Audi Sport
    During the Race of Champions Sunday Lotus driver Heikki Kovalainen was reportedly knocked unconscious when the Audi R8 LMS he was driving slammed into a barrier. In the video (below) Heikki is shown getting out of the car and he appears to be alright. He Tweeted this message shortly thereafter...
  20. Ur quattro & Sport quattro
    Best known for her star driving during Audi's rallying era both on the rallying circuit and at Pikes Peak, Michelle Mouton nowadays runs and manages the Race of Champions on which we've been reporting this weekend. During today's Nation's Cup segment, Mouton flipped her Audi S1 rally car during...
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