Volkswagen says the hot Euro Golf R will arrive upon American shores in 2012 with an expected 266-hp turbo 2-liter engine and all-wheel-drive intact, with an option for two or four doors. Willkommen!
The Mutually Assured Destruction Of Omaha 24 Hours of LeMons race is over. The cars are on the trailers, heading home, and I'm at the Omaha airport doing the same. Finally, a Volkswagen has taken an overall LeMons win!
Saturday was a long, sweaty, buggy racing session at the Mutually Assured Destruction Of Omaha LeMons, with engines nuking head gaskets all day long.
Once again, Dutch engineering has come to humanity's aid, showing how anyone can turn a VW Golf into a human hamster wheel.
The 1978 VW Rabbit sedan weighed only 1,955 pounds, or about a half-ton less than the 2010 Golf. Somehow, weighing so little, it managed to haul five normal-sized humans around... but this car's hauling days are over!
I've always seen Bruce Wayne as this guy who thinks he's hiding the world's deepest secret, but really, a penchant for muscle tees, bruises, bats and the color black blew his cover with the fine citizens of Gotham long ago.
This picture, leaked from a German Volkswagen brochure, shows an undisguised, production-ready 2012 VW Passat. Note the extensive use of Golf and Polo styling cues. Good move, Wolfsburg. Good move. [Auto Express]
Although the driving public now considers $3 gasoline to be normal, another "gas crisis" is inevitable. To help you avoid a knee-jerk beige-buying reaction, we've assembled this list of fun and fuel-frugal sports cars you can buy now.
UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at a rally reigniting his campaign, when a Volkswagen Golf crashed loudly into a nearby bus shelter. Photographers rushed over to take pictures of the obvious metaphor.
Parts cars are the second class citizens of the automotive world. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe GTI is a different kind of parts car though, and from the looks of it, its parts are first class all the way.
Can a 62-horsepower Rabbit really keep up with a perp standing on the gas pedal of a Barracuda? Hey, the Malaise Era demanded some suspension of disbelief!
Check out that near-perfect three-way split for the VWs! That means you just never know how you'll do when you bring a Golf or one of its cousins to a LeMons race. Will it grenade the engine? Maybe! Will the electrical system poop out? Could be! Or will the car keep buzzing around the track all weekend? It's happened!
ABT cannot stop themselves. If it comes out of VW's garage they'll absolutely tune it. Which is how we get this — the ABT Golf VI GTD; the diesel Golf for the whiny, privileged hipster kids.
The original Golf lived on in South Africa for 25 years, but production is ending this year. VeeDub fans covet Mk1s, so it's no surprise they were able to produce more than 500,000 of them for South Africa. [AutoTrader.ca]