Look what we have here! It’s a VW Golf GTI with a dose of electric power and when we said “a dose,” we do really mean ‘a dose’. How? This particular Golf here, dubbed Golf GTI First Decade, has 410 PS, or about 404 HP, but that impressive number is solely from its petrol engine. You must be thinking, “oh wow, then it must have a lot more ponies under the hood when combine with the electric drive?” Ermmm, no. The thing is, the 48V electric motor, which drives the rear wheels, only produces a very modest 12 kW (16 HP). As you can imagine, that’s really nothing to shout about. Continue reading VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You
Porsche Debuts 911 For Road And Track With Porsche 911 GT3
Powered by a naturally-aspirated 4L, the 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 shares the same high-revving 500 hp boxer engine as its racing homologate, mated to a GT-tuned 7-speed PDK that promised to take you from a 0-62 mph time of just 3.4 seconds and a top speed of 318 km/h (198 mph). $143,600+. BUY.
Volkswagen Arteon Is VW’s Newest Premium Class Model
With a range of engine options, the Volkswagen Arteon is a step up from Passat. It gets a proper 5-seat setup, long wheelbase for roomy interior and an exterior line that’s more akin to a sports car – thanks in part to its striking front end and while so, it still has the practicality of a family car. Learn more HERE.
Infiniti And Renault Teamed Up For Infiniti High-Performance Model Line
Project Black S is pretty much the result when you bestow an Infiniti Q6 60 with Formula One technology. Boasting an aero-optimized design, it is driven by a 3L V6 twin-turbo hybrid powertrain outfitted with energy recovery system inspired by the dual-hybrid system proven in Formula One.
Meet Ford’s Newest Pocket Rocket: 200PS Ford Fiesta ST
Well, it is cute and it performs, and so, what’s not to love? Driven by a 1.5L 3-pod EcoBoost motor that produces 197HP and 214 lb-ft, this feisty little beast touts Drive Modes, Electronic Sound Enhancement for the audiophile exhaust note and a 0-62 of just 6.7 seconds. Available in 3- and 5-door in early 2018.
Mercedes-AMG GT Concept – A Hybrid With 805 HP of Goodness
Mercedes-AMG marks its 50th years with the Mercedes-AMG GT Concept that has performance any semi-eco conscious car lovers will lust after: a hybrid powertrain comprising of a 4L V8 biturbo and an electric drive putting out 600 kW (805 HP) that enables a century sprint in under 3 seconds.
Ferrari 812 Superfast: 12-cylinder and 789 HP – What’s Not To Love?
Ferrari 812 Superfast is so called not because it is obviously super fast, but for its fastback styling. Equipped with a 6.5L V12 unit putting out 789 HP and 530 lb-ft of torque, it is the most powerful and fastest road-going Ferrari ever built. It is also the first Prancing Horse to sport EPS. Learn more HERE.
Alpine A110 Unveiled, Has Flat Floor In The Name Of Aerodynamics
The new Alpine A110 packs all the elements of a true sports car: powerful, mid-engined, rear-wheel drive and a 2-seater coupe. A 1.8L 4-cylinder turbo motor producing a breathtaking 252 hp and 320 Nm of torque, is paired to a Getrag 7-speed wet-clutch DCT gearbox to enable a 0-62 sprint in just 4.5 seconds.
We Don’t Care How Powerful ZOE E-Sport Is, It Is Simply Gorgeous!
Renault’s endeavor in the Formula E Championship gave birth to this gorgeous 2-seater called ZOE E-Sport Concept. Belies the adorable aesthetic is a beastly 340 hp twin electric motors that with a hefty 472 lb-ft of torque that enables it to make 0-62 in 3.2 seconds and getting to 130 takes no more than 10. Wow.
Audi Q8 Sport Concept SUV Is A Hybrid That Gets To 62 In 4.7 Seconds
Being an Audi and a hybrid, it is natural that this baby here is a performer: 469 HP, 48V, from its 3L TFSI V6 petrol electric that enables it to make the century sprint in a respectable 4.7 seconds and only relenting when it hits 170 mph. And how does 745 miles in range sounds? Awesome, we’d say.
The Volkswagen Karmann Ghia introduced between 50s and 70s may not be as iconic as the VW Camper or the Beetle, but it was actually a very well received car of its time, having seen a production of no less than 445,000 cars and that’s not including the 41K or so made in Brazil for the South America markets. Despite so, it remains largely as an enthusiast thing, which means you ought to be a huge VW nuts to actually know this car and appreciate its beauty. And I guess that kind of makes LEGO builder Mandylion777 one such enthusiast cos’ he actually put together a detailed LEGO model of the iconic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Continue reading This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic
Just when we thought Ozzyeatingbats’ LEGO Ideas contender, the Jaguar E-Type Roadster, rivals LEGO Technic Porsche 911 GT3 RS, in comes another LEGO Ideas contender that could the LEGO Technic set a run for its money and it should totally be made into an official set. This one here, a VW Golf Mk1 GTI, created by LEGO Ideas user hasskabal, looks so brilliant that we wanted so bad for it to be made an official LEGO set and we implore the community, the Internet to up vote it so it will have a shot of being considered by LEGO. Come’on, LEGO, this is a classic deserved to be immortalized with the world’s most famous bricks. Period. Continue reading This LEGO VW Golf Mk1 GTI Deserves To Be Made Into An Official Set
Caricature of automobiles look pretty cute, aren’t they? With oversized, fat wheels and a plump, short body, these fantasy automobiles look totally cartoonish and they don’t exist in real world, or do they? Well, actually, they do – thanks to Ron Berry’s magic hands. Ron is an avid car customizer with an alternative taste: turning real world cars into cartoon custom creations and his latest work, “Surf Seeker” Custom VW Bus, which is based on a Type 2 VW bus, looks like something straight out of The Road Runner cartoon series. It is not hard to imagine Wile E. Coyote behind the wheel of this sweet custom VW bus, trying to run down our dear Road Runner. Continue reading Guy Turned Classic Volkswagen Bus Into A Driveable Cartoon Bus
While hippies of the 60s and 70s hit up rock concerts, consumed countless amount of LSDs, there were a bunch who chose to hit the beach and takes on the waves with their trusty surfboards and this LEGO 10252 Volkswagen Beetle is a recreation of the iconic ride which some of those adrenalin junkies hit the shores. I know. Some of them prefer the VW Camper Van, which obviously had more room for people and surfboards, but as far as LEGO is concerned, its been there done that, albeit it (the LEGO VW Camper Van) wasn’t rig for the beach. Continue reading LEGO Surf-themed 60s Volkswagen Beetle Makes Us Want To Hit The Waves
How do you sell a car that isn’t made for speed? Style, of course, and in the case of Volkswagen Up! for the year 2016, audio prowess is one way to go. The German automaker has joined hands with audio industry biggie, BeatsAudio to put iconic Beats sound into this tiny hatch. What? Up’s too small a ride for you? Not to worry, the slightly larger Polo will be getting the equivalent BeatsAudio treatment too. Described as “strong sounding special editions,” both the Up! and Polo will be equipped with a seven-speaker system bolstered by a 8-channel amplifier with DSP, that promised to deliver 300 watts of “state-of-the-art” sound experience. Continue reading Volkswagen Up The Audio Ante of Up! With 300 Watts BeatsAudio
More often than not, the protagonist’s car in a movie can easily turn into an iconic ride, but in the case of The Fast and the Furious, Paul Walker’s character, Brian, 1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse didn’t quite turn iconic for reasons most car lovers know. Not that 4G63 is any bad, but seriously, a front wheel drive machine can be hardly called a sport car for some. We can’t argue with the design though, but the 10s car and American Muscle with “too much torque” kind of stole the show. No, wait. Actually, there was another car that managed to steal bits of the limelight; the 1995 Volkswagen Jetta, Jesse’s (played by Chad Lindberg) ride which he lost to Tran’s Honda S2000 in a drag challenge. Whenever I see that scene, I can’t help but to shake my head. Man, what the hell was that boy thinking? Going up against a rich dude’s ride and a S2000? Gosh… Continue reading 1995 Volkswagen “Fast & Furious” Jetta Sold For $46,200 At Scottsdale Sale
It seems like every automaker has flocked to the world’s biggest consumer electronic show to showoff their “tech-centric” vehicles. Wolfsburg-based Volkswagen is no exception, or should we say a must after the emission fiasco? Understandably, VW has an electric vehicle in tow for this year’s CES and it is called BUDD-e. Well, it’s a bus, or a van as some would have prefer to call it. To us, it is just an electrified Multivan/California. We are neutral about its look, though. VW must be particularly proud of BUDD-e cos’ the press release is freaking lengthy. But not to worry, we will provide you the gist of story to keep boredom to the minimal. Continue reading VW’s BUDD-e Concept Bus Is More Like Internet Of Things On Wheels
I am sure everyone remember the anthropomorphic Herbie from the series of Walt Disney movies. No, not that one starring cannot-handle-fame-actor-turn-junkie-turn-boobies-showing Lindsay Lohan. We are talking about the original series which started way back in 1969. Yup. That Herbie. Throughout the entire Herbie series, a few classic Beetles were used and this particular one, a 1963 Volkswagen Beetle, which starred in the 1969 We Love Bug and two subsequent flicks is now heading to the auction block at the 13th Annual Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach in Florida, happening between April 17 and 19, 2015 at the South Florida Fairgrounds. For the record, the car is considered as the first anthropomorphic star, though it may not be the first notable car star (we think Chitty Chitty Bang Bang should have that honor). Continue reading 1963 Volkswagen Beetle “Herbie” to go Under the Hammer at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Auctions