Tag: Volkswagen

[Updated] Volkswagen Rebrands to Voltswagen for North America - For Just One Day

Volkswagen, one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers and best-known brands, is taking the extraordinary step of re-branding itself for the North American market, to Voltswagen. Although this might sound… Read More »

German Tuner Wants to Build GT Sport's Beetle Gr.3 Race Car

The list of real world cars in Gran Turismo Sport is about to grow by one. Not because Polyphony Digital is adding another vehicle, but because a German tuner, TV… Read More »

Volkswagen ID.R Demolishes Goodwood Record With 39.9 Second Climb

After two decades, the Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record has fallen. It did so not to a thunderous combustion engine, but the near-silent whirring of an all-electric, purpose-built machine.… Read More »

Volkswagen ID R Adds a Nordschleife Notch to its Bedpost

When Volkswagen sent the ID R electric racer up Pikes Peak and dismantled the all-time record, it seemed like it’d be a one-off. After all, Volkswagen had built the car… Read More »

Volkswagen Partners With RaceRoom for ID. R Nurburgring Competition

RaceRoom 8 Apr 25, 2019 by Gary Slater

The premiere of Volkswagen’s updated ID. R time attack car has also brought the announcement of a virtual competition. We previously reported that VW was preparing its Pikes Peak record-breaker… Read More »

Watch Volkswagen Prepare the ID R for a Nurburgring Time Attack

Car Culture 19 Apr 5, 2019 by Andrew Evans

The Volkswagen ID R is already a record-breaker, but the brand is hoping to add to its list of honors. VW built the time attack car with a single goal:… Read More »

Celebrate 45 Years of the Volkswagen Golf with This 4x4 Country Syncro

Car Culture 12 Apr 3, 2019 by Joe Donaldson

On March 29, 1974, the first VW Golf rolled off the production line. Now 45 years later, the Golf’s production number is over 38 million. To celebrate this milestone, we’re… Read More »

This Full-Size LEGO Camper Van Uses 400,000 Bricks

Car Culture 2 Feb 20, 2019 by Andrew Evans

If you’re visiting the f.re.e leisure and travel fair in Munich this week, you’re in for a rare treat. On display alongside a 1960s original is a full-sized Volkswagen T2… Read More »

The Volkswagen I.D. R Makes Its Gaming Debut in V-Rally 4

Gaming 14 Feb 15, 2019 by Kyle Patrick

A record-setting race car has just made the transition to the digital realm. Volkswagen’s Pikes Peak-conquering I.D. R is now available in V-Rally 4. The all-electric racer made headlines last summer… Read More »

Volkswagen Teases a 21st Century Dune Buggy Ahead of Geneva Debut

When it comes to the expression of freedom, few vehicles embody the spirit like a Volkswagen Buggy. In just about any film about young adults in the 1960s, there’ll be… Read More »

Volkswagen's I.D. Buzz Cargo Previews the Future of Delivery Vehicles

Last year, Volkswagen made the announcement it was bringing the Microbus back. Called the I.D.Buzz, it took the classic VW bus shape an added electric power. Now, VW is rolling… Read More »

Volkswagen is Using "Hail Cannons" in Mexico, And The Locals Are Most Upset

Car Culture 9 Aug 23, 2018 by Andrew Evans

Car manufacturers spend billions ensuring that our cars can withstand the worst the weather can throw at them. They take prototypes to the world’s hottest and coldest places and wring… Read More »

The GTPlanet 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed Preview

The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed is now underway in West Sussex, England. With a jam-packed docket of vehicles, this year’s event should be a truly awesome experience. We’ll be… Read More »

New Emissions Rules Are Pouring Cold Water On Hot Hatches

The hottest of hot hatchbacks right now are set to get a little cooler. New emissions testing regulations in Europe are forcing manufacturers to turn the wick down on their… Read More »

The VW I.D. R Sets a Blistering Qualifying Time up Pikes Peak; On a Record-Setting Pace

Motorsports 44 Jun 22, 2018 by Joe Donaldson

When the cover came off the Volkswagen I.D. R in April, we knew the Peoples’ Car maker had a contender on its hands. Now that the car is on the… Read More »

Ford and Volkswagen Looking to the Future With a Potential Partnership

Ford and Volkswagen have announced that both companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a strategic alliance. The partnership looks to strengthen the position in the market for… Read More »

Does Donald Trump Want to Ban German Luxury Cars from America?

Donald Trump’s latest trade target may just be in your driveway. According to German outlet WirtschaftsWoche, the US President is seeking a full-on ban of the country’s luxury automobiles. WirtschaftsWoche cites… Read More »

VW Takes the Wraps off the Race-Inspired GTI TCR Concept at Wörtherseetreffen

Every year thousands of VW fans descend on an Austrian town for Wörtherseetreffen. This is the largest VW and Audi car show of its kind across Europe. As a result,… Read More »

Volkswagen Takes the Cover off Its Pikes Peak Entry: The I.D. R

Back in March, Volkswagen teased us with some images of its newest racer. Now it’s revealed all, with some juicy numbers too. For a start, the racer uses a pair… Read More »

Volkswagen Stores Nearly 300,000 Dieselgate Vehicles in a California Boneyard

We’re quickly coming up on the three year anniversary of Dieselgate. During that time thousands of owners have ditched their vehicles in various buyback programs. So this makes us wonder,… Read More »