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Check Out This Pair Of Wacky Electric Scooters From Volkswagen

It looks like the attention-grabbing Fern Green ID.Buggy Concept is not the only electric vehicle Volkswagen has bring to table at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. It has a pair of rather unconventional looking electric scooters too. The two electric scooters, namely, Streetmate and Cityskater, are the German automaker’s take of zero-emission “micro mobility” designed with city dwellers in mind. VW is calling them “city specialists” with the Cityskater is a described as near-production while the Streetmate as a world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show. Continue reading Check Out This Pair Of Wacky Electric Scooters From Volkswagen

Volkswagen All-Electric ID. Buggy, Passat Variant R-Line And More

Well, this is it. The 89th Geneva International Motor Show is here and Volkswagen has a lot to share with the world at this premiere auto show. Focusing on electric mobility and performance (like duh?), the German automaker is premiering four vehicles: ID. Buggy Concept, the 8th generation Passat, T-Roc R, and Touareg V8 TDI. But really, the star of the show is no doubt the matte Fern Green ID. Buggy that we somehow have a feeling it won’t happen. Continue reading Volkswagen All-Electric ID. Buggy, Passat Variant R-Line And More

Image: Iconic 1969 ‘Light’ Bus Volkswagen Type 2 Van Rides Again!

What you see here is a replica of the original ‘Light’ bus, a Volkswagen Type 2 van made famous after its appearance at the legendary Woodstock Art and Music Fair 50 years ago. Dr. Bob Hieronimus, the original artist responsible for the creation of the artwork on the iconic van that had graced countless media and news outlets, did the magic again and boy, I must say it has the same magical effects it had in 1969. Seriously, VW bus itself was endearing enough and the psychedelic artwork just make it even more alluring even after 5 decades. Continue reading Image: Iconic 1969 ‘Light’ Bus Volkswagen Type 2 Van Rides Again!

Replica Of Iconic Volkswagen T2 Made Of 400,000 LEGO Bricks Revealed

No. You are not looking at pixelated image of the Volkswagen T2 Camper Van. What you see here is a life-size replica of camper van version of VW’s iconic T2 model. It definitely looks like, over the last couple of years, automakers are totally obsessed with recreating life-size versions of their vehicles. McLaren has done it. So has Chevrolet and Toyota. Volkswagen is no exception. Commissioned by Volkswagen, Rene Hoffmeister, one of the only 12 officials certified LEGO model makers, and his colleague, Pascal Lenhard, spent six weeks and 400,000 LEGO elements to build the life-size LEGO VW T2 camper van based on some 3D images. Continue reading Replica Of Iconic Volkswagen T2 Made Of 400,000 LEGO Bricks Revealed

75-Year-Young Gramp Here Drives An Unassuming VW Golf R With 600 HP

Sleeper car is, by definition, “a car that has high performance but has an unassuming appearance.” While the Volkswagen Golf R is hardly a standard or economy-class car that describes a sleeper car, this particular right-hand-drive model owned and driven by 75-year-young British gramp Arthur is somewhat of a sleeper among the VW Golf Rs. I know how that sounds. It sounds ridiculous, but it is in fact a sleeper of VW Golf R. Continue reading 75-Year-Young Gramp Here Drives An Unassuming VW Golf R With 600 HP

Classic Volkswagen Beetle Reimagined Into A Drool Worthy Roadster

If you are a huge fan of the classic Volkswagen Beetle, chances are you have heard of German-based Memminger. If you haven’t, I bet you will, starting with the Memminger Beetle Roadster 2.7 because, this thing is a definition of beauty. Now, I am not a huge fan of air-cooled Beetle. I never thought it was a cool car. A Rabbit is a cool car, not the Beetle. Guess I just have a thing for straight lines. But, but… this Memminger Beetle Roadster 2.7 here changes everything. Continue reading Classic Volkswagen Beetle Reimagined Into A Drool Worthy Roadster

This Custom 67’ VW Bus Is A Practical Tribute To The Doc Brown’s DeLorean

OK. The 1967 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 3-Door Van your see here looks nothing like the Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, although it is a tribute to the iconic time-traveling car. Disregarding the obvious dissimilarity, if Doc were to need a time-traveling vehicle that is a lot less claustrophobic and capable of taking more people to join him in breaking the time-space continuum, this will be the one ride. While it may not actually time-travel, nor does it look like a DMC ride, it does bear the appropriate paint job, custom built gullwing style doors, time machine console with the appropriate switches, and “working” Flux Capacitor. Continue reading This Custom 67’ VW Bus Is A Practical Tribute To The Doc Brown’s DeLorean

VW Has A 400 HP Hybrid Golf GTI With An Electric Drive That Will Surprise You

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

What We Have Missed: Day 71, Week 11 Year 2017 – Autos Edition

2018 Porsche 911 GT3Porsche 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 R-LineVolkswagen 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 x Renault Project Black SInfiniti 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.


2017 Ford Fiesta STMeet 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 ConceptMercedes-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 SuperfastFerrari 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 A110Alpine 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.


Renault ZOE e-Sport ConceptWe 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 SUVAudi 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.


This Custom LEGO VW Karmann Ghia Has Removable Radio Just Like The Classic

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