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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Electric vehicles are still in the stage of public perception where they are attempting to impress us. And that’s great! It leads to all kinds of fun records like VW’s ID.R Nurburgring lap or this drifting world record set by Porsche. The record, set by Dennis Retera, Porsche Experience Lead...
  2. The Audi Lounge
    As part of a Top Gear comparison against the Lamborghini Urus, Top Gear took the RS6 Avant out on its famed test track. Now you can watch the Stig’s full, unadulterated lap.  Weirdly, for anyone who has seen The Stig’s lap in the Caterham R500, this looks like a remarkably sedate lap with The...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although it isn’t without faults, a track test of the Mk8 Golf GTI reveals that, in the ways that really matter, the GTI has actually gotten better.   It’s not a big change, not that you’d expect a massive step in any direction when, under the skin, this isn’t all that different from a Mk7, but...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Television’s Top Gear recently resumed filming on the upcoming season (series 29, if you acknowledge the authority of the Queen), and news of a crash has your author feeling excited about the program for the first time in a while. It also provided an opportunity to actually learn the names of...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    For season 28, Top Gear published its review of the ID.R. Today, they released an extended cut of the review to YouTube. Chris Harris covers the story of the car and drag races it against a McLaren to prove just how very quick it is off the line. Harris also claims that around the corners, the...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    It shouldn't come as a surprise that Porsche is very good at making very fast cars. But they just. Keep. Doing. It. In the latest episode of BBC’s updated Top Gear, the Stig drives the Taycan Turbo S around the Top Gear Test Track in just 1:17.6. Here's the full POV lap of #TheStig...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Compared to his colleagues, The Grand Tour‘s James May had relatively uneventful offseason. The second season of The Grand Tour is set to premiere on December 8 on Amazon Prime Video, and if you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond had quite the...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    The fourth The Grand Tour host, The American, won’t return for the Amazon show’s second season. In a tweet, former The American and NASCAR driver, Mike Skinner announced that he wouldn’t join Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, and James May for the show’s second season. FYI I won't be joining...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Grand Tour: Series 2 is very close to its debut and a first look trailer has just been released. Set to launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on the 8th of December 2017, the second series of The Grand Tour will feature yet again Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    Top Gear is getting ready to declare a Performance Car of the Year, but before it can do that it needs to thoroughly examine the cars on offer. Among the supercars and the hypercars, there’s one contender that you’d struggle to even call a sports car: the Up! GTI. Yes, the Up! GTI with its...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    The end of the year brings many joys, chief among them being Car of the Year events. Yes, every publications brings together their favorite cars on tracks to compare, contrast, and decide which is best. This year, Top Gear has a good, VAG-heavy batch. Among the many hyper-, super-, and...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Grand Tour’s Jeremy Clarkson was recently hospitalized with pneumonia and has now revealed the sickness put him “on death’s door.”  In his most recent column for TheSunday Times, Clarkson told the tale of how he came down with the sickness. Clarkson, a long-time smoker, was in Mallorca...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    The all-new fourth generation Audi A8 is set to debut any moment now. For weeks we've been teased by images showing bits and pieces of the new model, a partially camouflaged model at a movie premiere with a certain web-slinger propped up on it's hood, and, most curiously, photos of blindfolded...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    By now we’ve all seen the footage of the monumental crash that The Grand Tour’s Richard Hammond had while driving a Rimac Concept 1 at a hill climb event in Switzerland. Now, you can watch the man himself, and the man who made the car discussing exactly what happened. If this half hour video...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Top Gear’s drag races are impressive for a number of reasons, chief among which is that happen at all, given the UK’s weather patterns. The luck clearly ran out when Chris Harris was setting up to do a drag between the NSX, the 911 Turbo, and the R8 V10 Plus. The heavens opened before he could...
  16. Volkswagen News Blog
    Season 2 of The Grand Tour will be available on Amazon Prime sometime in October. In a recent interview on The One Show, James May confirmed the show will return in October, but unfortunately he didn’t share much else. It appears the trio and Amazon Prime are currently putting the finishing...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    There’s nothing the Stig loves more than a fast machine. The BBC reached out to YouTube’s Colin Furze to create a one-of-a-kind machine for the Stig, and Furze ended up making a bumper car packing a 600-cc motorcycle engine with 100 horsepower. If you’ve never heard of Furze, he’s all about...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    The 24th season of Top Gear is on the horizon and a new teaser video is out.  The spot features Matt LeBlanc, Chris Harris and Rory Reid, the three main hosts of the show. You may remember that Top Gearwas fronted by Chris Evans last year, but after mostly negative reviews, Evans left the show...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Don’t be surprised if you look up to the sky and see Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May’s heads floating above you. The huge heads have been sighted in Los Angeles, California, and Amazon showed off a photo of them flying past the iconic Hollywood sign. The company has also been...
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