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VW ID R Electric Racer Could Challenge Nürburgring Overall Lap Record

Volkswagen is reportedly planning to break the current Nürburgring Nordschleife electric car record with its four-wheel-drive ID R prototype. If the automaker’s data simulations are right, the ID R could even be in the cards for the outright lap record on the “Green Hell.” According to a report from Autocar, Volkswagen Motorsport has booked the …

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Go Ahead and Laugh at Me Geeking Out at this Air-Cooled Volkswagen Gathering in Monterey

Our very overworked video team has finally gotten around to editing all the video taken this summer when I went on the big Airhead Treffen, a shared excuse for air-cooled Volkswagen owners all over to drive around and get together in one place and geek the fuck out over air-cooled VWs. That’s why you’ve been …

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The Antidote to Oversized, Angry Pickup Trucks Is on Craigslist and It’s Tiny and Very Weird

We’ve been talking a lot about the brutality and madness of modern truck design here this week, so when what is in many ways the polar opposite of such design pops up on Craigslist, I suppose it’s my duty to make you aware. So that’s what I’m doing. If you want the antimatter to modern …

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Volkswagen Says It Will Increase U.S. Production By Partnering With Ford Following White House Meeting

Image: AP Images Following a meeting with President Trump on Tuesday, Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess gave a public run through of the company’s potential options for increasing American-based automotive production. Chief among the day’s talking points, Volkswagen’s alliance with Ford Motor Co. and a potential use of the Blue Oval’s U.S. plants to build cars. …

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Volkswagen Says Its Next Generation of Internal Combustion Engines Will Be Its Last

Pretty much every major car company is planning a big pivot to electric vehicles in the coming years, but few are going as big as the Volkswagen Group. It’s planning nearly 30 cars on one platform alone by 2022, and more on other EV architectures in development like the Porsche Taycan. So how does it …