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Loder1899 Tweaks the Aston Martin Vantage Volante and Ford Mondeo

The Bavarian accessorizers at Loder1899 are showing off a little at this year's Essen Motors Show, bringing both an upgraded Mondeo and Aston Martin V8 Vantage Volante. The Vantage gets the company's new 20-in "hyper-alloy" wheel, lowering-kit, and a new exhaust system good for a boost to 425 hp. The Mondeo gets… »12/04/07 10:45am12/04/07 10:45am

Ze Germans Make Ze Best Car Models: VW Golf Variant RaVE 270 Concept

Volkswagen debuted their VW Golf Variant RaVe 270 Concept at the Essen Motor Show today, which is great and all. We do love the fast grocery getters, and this one is tricked out to R32 levels with an assortment of goodies. But how do you top that model? First, you've got that great Miami Vice meets Berlin Gay Disco… »11/30/07 3:15pm11/30/07 3:15pm

Car Hack's Notebook: Reporting from the Essen Show, Day Three

Most people would be more than satisfied with the fast-as-amphetamines Porsche Carrera GT, which is famous for knife-edge handling and a capacity to test even the best driver. But apparently not everyone is so easily pleased, as Gemballa has now seen fit to strap two turbochargers to the Carrera's engine to create… »12/06/06 2:14pm12/06/06 2:14pm