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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen is a very big company. That means that sometimes it breaks records accidentally and other times it can throw its considerable heft behind breaking them intentionally.  The company has highlighted nine Guinness World Records it currently holds to give us a sense of the truly...
  2. The Bugatti Lounge
    Bugatti has finally given us a date for the reveal of its X-taillighted latest creation. The vehicle appears to be a track-focused hypercar and so far, all the brand is willing to say about it is quite cryptic. In a social media post, Bugatti pondered “what if…” and posted only the number...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Gold R’s unveiling is just around the corner, but before we get to see it, we’ll have to satisfy ourselves with videos of it testing at the Nurburgring.  Apparently uncamouflaged, the R looks pretty handy around the fearsome track. Able to carry lots of speed through the corners, we have...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Look at how angry it looks! It ought to, because it’s got some pretty ludicrous power running through the front wheels. Thanks to the EA888 Evo4 engine under its hood, the Mk8 Golf GTI Clubsport now makes 295 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. To make is all work through the front wheels, VW has, for...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s something charming about watching someone who beat Lewis Hamilton to a Formula 1 World Championship go “WOAHHHH” when you talk to him about a car’s performance. The car in question is the ID.R and the someone in question being Nico Rosberg. There’s also something charming about watching...
  6. The Audi Lounge
    Audi's turned the Green Hell into heaven, winning five overall victories at the legendary 24 Hours on the Nürburgring, that epic race track in Germany, since 2012. To celebrate, they're releasing a special edition of the Audi R8, painting it into a green hell color scheme of its own. The Audi...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Porsche has succeeded in sending a Panamera Turbo around the Nurburgring faster than any other car in its class—the Executive Class. While that may sound specific, it’s still a pretty great time on 7:29.81 seconds. The time puts it on par with much smaller stuff, like the 2017 Corvette ZR1, the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    “Do you want to take the curb?” asks Robert Mitchell from the driver’s seat of a Cayman GTS. “YEESSS!!!!” Yells his four-year-old daughter, Analiese. This kid is cool. And definitely know more about the Nurburgring than I do. That’s not just because I have an embarrassing and persistent...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Early last week, we shared a video of the Golf R testing at the Nurburgring. Today we have more footage of the R rounding the ‘ring. The footage is fairly similar, so don’t expect any wild revelations, but it does show some different angles of the R looking fast. Back in April, we wrote...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    About once a week, journalists who work at the UK’s Autocar empty out their notebooks and reveal all the little tidbits they pick up over time. The latest one involves the Nurburgring’s reputation perhaps being a little exaggerated. “It’s not the Nürburgring itself, it’s to sort the best...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Spies at the Nurburgring have caught another version of the Golf R testing in Germany, and this one appears to be the Golf R. Carrying a lot of speed through the corners, this is a promising first look at a car that will carry the heavy weight of big expectations. Well-founded rumors have the...
  12. Misc. Professional Racing
    It perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise that one of the biggest companies on earth could set some records when it decided that it wanted to. But the accomplishments of Volkswagen Motorsport and the ID.R shouldn’t be downplayed. It’s easy to forget just how fast the ID.R really is and just...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    Want to bring the thrill of one of the most famous and challenging race tracks in the world into your own home? Well now you can, thanks to the board game that's lead to more sibling fights than any other in the world. Probably. It's Monopoly Nürburgring edition, letting you "go on a journey...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    Audi has taken its quickest upcoming crossover to the Nordschleife, looking to set a new record for the fastest SUV, off-roader, or pickup around the Nurburgring. And so, of course, the entire thing was captured on video for us to watch and enjoy. The automaker hasn't even revealed the SUV to...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    It's taken a lot of effort for Porsche to develop its first all-electric model. And so it's showing off what the engineers have accomplished. Slowly. In a trickle. Over many days. The latest is another feat of racecraft. The Taycan has now set a record for fastest four-door EV on the...
  16. Misc. Professional Racing
    We've talked already about VW's record-setting attempts with the electric ID. R racer. Showing that just because you're electric doesn't mean you can't be quick over some incredibly difficult tracks. Like the race to the clouds at the Pikes Peak Hillclimb. The latest is a lap of the...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    As you probably have already read, VW Motorsport broke the record for electric vehicles at the Nurburgring Nordschleife today, with Romain Dumas and the 680 horsepower VW ID R lapping the 12.9-mile circuit in an incredible 6:05.33. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iZY5IMn0wg&t=302s Such a...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    Update: Watch the full lap below: Romain Dumas after accomplishing the Electric Lap Record on the #Nordschleife : "A great future for this car! We will continue to push on it and we will see what we can achieve in the future." #IDR #JustElectric #eRecordChase #challengeacceptID...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen's brief visit to the Nurburgring this week was spent putting a baseline setup on the battery electric ID.R and making other preparations for the actual record attempt this summer. While Porsche was tight-lipped in the run-up to its outright Nurburgring lap record attempt with the 919...
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