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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    To have your name associated with Stingray or Shelby is an automatic entry history books. To have your name associated with both makes you Peter Brock. And now you can own his bay-window bus. Bought as a support vehicle for Brock’s successful hang gliding team, the bus doesn’t content itself...
  2. Photography
    George Achorn is a name that should be familiar to you because he founded this site. And if you ever wanted to know what (one of) the founder of VW Vortex drives around in, wonder no more. It’s a 1972 Audi 100. But not just any Audi 100, a Coupe S with the very rare V8-from-a-1995-S4 option...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    The 2019 RS5 Sportback is a lovely thing. Torquey and handsome, and practical to boot, it might be the best way to go long distances quickly and comfortably. But there was a magic to original RS5 that made it a truly special car. So which one is right for you? The guys at Throttle House decided...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Although its V8 program officially ended in 2014, Audi is apparently nothing if not willing to serve its customers. This 2015 R8 V8 manual is the last manual R8 ever made. And it needs to be rebuilt. The reason it needs to be rebuilt is that even though this is a significant supercar, it wasn’t...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Late last year, we shared a video of the completion of a Mk3 Golf that had had a V8 from a 5 Series BMW swapped into it . That video mostly looked at the car in its current state, though. And while much of the build had been tracked through videos, there was no concise wrap up of the build...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    I needed quiet. A way to shut the world out. To stop the Earth from spinning and the sun from shining. I couldn’t handle people laughing, having fun, smiling, or otherwise enjoying their lives. It wasn’t their fault, but the drone of life was caustic. I didn’t want to see the world and didn’t...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    Renault’s 5, sometimes referred to as Le Car, is no stranger to having big engines stuffed where the rear seats were supposed to be. But this is ridiculous. The 5 Turbo was a homologated version built to justify Le ridiculous Group B competition Car. With a 1,400 cc I4 (okay not that big, but...
  8. 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...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    I will never stop being charmed by the discovery of unexpected V8s. I’m fully aware that American V8s, like whoopee cushions, are not appropriate in every situation. And yet, like putting a whoopee cushion under the queen’s seat, the more inappropriate their placement the more giddily I giggle...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    The Bentley Continental GTC was spotted testing earlier this year, and now our spy photographers have caught the convertible version of the GTC testing in Germany. As usual, the body is covered in camo, but we know that this all new Continental GT/GTC will be based  on the MSB platform, which...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    Is it butchery or genius? Today’s Find of the Day walks the line. This 1971 Super Beetle kind of isn’t a Beetle anymore. It has a 400 hp Chevy small block, Corvette suspension and driveline. Not only that, but it’s a whole 9(!) inches wider than a standard Beetle. The ad says that it was built...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    Pickup trucks are as American as apple pie.  V8-swaps equally so.  So then it makes sense that MTM, a German tuning firm, would put a V8 in a German pickup to display at an event in Switzerland... right? Ok, maybe not.  But no matter which way you cut it, MTM's Amarok V8 Passion Desert is...
  13. Photography
    Full disclosure- Just about everything you are about to see is illegal, and we don't condone it.  However, if it turns out that some of the locations used in this film were closed for filming (we'd be shocked if they were), then we'd happily take a turn at the wheel.  Rather than drone on any...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    After what we can only assume to be 250 miles of sheer terror, Frederic Calvé has put his 4.2 liter V8 powered Mk1 Golf up for sale.  As we've featured this car in the past we won't trouble you with all the details, but what we will say is that this is without-a-doubt the most impressive Mk1...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    [photos: Si Gray] If you've attended a Volkswagen enthusiast event, you can attest to the fact that so many Mk1s currently feature VR6, 1.8T or 16 valve power that, if you didn't know better, you'd swear they came that way from the factory.  Luckily there are those among us who are against...
  16. Photography
    While Bentley's Continental GT3 R may be a stripped down, more 'focused' version of their extremely popular coupe, no one could ever describe it as light.  Tipping the scales at nearly 5,000 lbs, the GT3 R certainly has much to overcome to give it the look and feel of a proper sports car...
  17. Volkswagen News Blog
    As if the Volkswagen Amarok wasn't already a sore subject with American Volkswagen enthusiasts due to an outdated law known as the 'chicken tax', German tuning firm MTM has given the proverbial knife a bit of a twist with their latest creation.  Stuffing a 4.2 V8 TDI powerplant where a lowly 2.0...
  18. A4, S4, A5, S5, RS4, RS5, Q5, SQ5, (B8)
    Recently our friends over at Car & Driver published a story suggesting a new RS 4 wasn’t to be. Contacts of ours years ago confirmed an RS 4 sedan would have never been in the cards anyway as the 4-door buyer was predominantly also the RS 5 buyer. Still, our information about a RS 4 Avant was...
  19. Blog
    When Audi dropped its announcement of the R8 4.2 Spyder recently, it did so with barely any photography whatsoever. Most news outlets ran images of the V10 version with the story but we're still not entirely sure those are accurate. Why? We've managed to find some more shots of the V8 version of...
  20. R8 (All Generations)
    When Audi dropped its announcement of the R8 4.2 Spyder recently, it did so with barely any photography whatsoever. Most news outlets ran images of the V10 version with the story but we're still not entirely sure those are accurate. Why? We've managed to find some more shots of the V8 version of...
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