VW Phaeton Exclusive: Because Maybe They'll Buy It If It's More Expensive

Legend speaks of the return of the Volkswagen Phaeton, a.k.a 'Piech's Pholly,' a.k.a. the VW sedan so mind-blowingly expensive, Americans wouldn't wrap their wallets around it. To combat the problem, Volkswagen has now made a version even more expensive. » 9/17/09 1:00pm 9/17/09 1:00pm

Maserati Quattroporte Bellagio Fastback Touring: The Ultimate Station…

The Ferrari 599 GTB seats only two, the 612 Scaglietti is big—but what if you have kids, dogs and elephant guns to carry? Enter the custom-built Quattroporte Bellagio, certainly not your daddy's station wagon. » 5/06/09 4:30pm 5/06/09 4:30pm

Austrian Politician Jörg Haider Killed In Phaeton Crash, Driving Twice …

Far-right politicians from Austria tend to get a lot of scrutiny from the rest of the world, for really obvious » 10/13/08 8:00am 10/13/08 8:00am historical reasons, and , long-time leader of Austria's nationalist Freedom Party, definitely made plenty of headlines. That's all over now, as the anti-immigrant Haider perished on Saturday when his…

Could Phaeton Be Making A Return To The US?

Many Jalopers have a special place in their heart for W12 Volkswagen Phaeton (and we know a certain journalist with a pair of V8 Phaetons). And while we like the Passat CC up close, it doesn't move us in the same way. So that makes us happy to hear that Motor Authority is reporting that VW's chief Stefan Jacoby… » 2/01/08 9:45am 2/01/08 9:45am

Undercover as a Bentley Customer, All Ice Sculptures All the Time

The guys at Dubspeed Driven skipped the press intro for the Bentley Continental GT Speed in Spain, opting instead for posing as one of the super-rich customers in the market for a luxury GT. We're not sure what's funnier, the gigantic winged "B" ice sculpture, the spokesmodel or the fact that they give people the Goose… » 11/29/07 9:45am 11/29/07 9:45am

Quattroporte: Out!

The masses have spoken. Looks like one of the very few cars in the Fantasy Garage I've actually ever driven will be joining the Volkswagen Phaeton W12 in Loserville. The message is loud, the message is clear: No 4-doors in the Fantasy Garage. Unless it's a big Italian truck. Do I regret hearing the voice of the people? … » 7/31/07 1:00pm 7/31/07 1:00pm

The Votes Are In: Phaeton, Out!

"Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide." – John Adams » 5/14/07 12:00pm 5/14/07 12:00pm
The people have spoken. And the people are wrong, fantastically wrong. I'm not shocked that the greatest-ever Volkswagen was given the boot from our make…

Jalopnik Fantasy Garage: Volkswagen Phaeton W12

Yes, the Phaeton. Like everyone else, when I first heard Volkswagen would be producing a $100,000 car, I was aghast. Was this the same Volkswagen that built my friend Tristy's Scirocco? Aside from constantly belching black smoke, that car's passenger seat would snap off its runners on every left turn. Six figures for a … » 4/24/07 11:00am 4/24/07 11:00am

Allroad Fools Day? Volkswagen's Alleged Cross Phaeton

Of course, we're suspicious of the timing of Autoweek.nl's reveal of the alleged Volkswagen "Cross Phaeton." The shots indicate a new Phaeton with a body kit and higher ground clearance, along with a 220-hp 2.0-liter TDI. They say it'll be revealed at the New York auto show this week. We say they should have added a… » 4/01/07 5:49pm 4/01/07 5:49pm

Fidel Is Not Enough: Bentley Plans Lots O' New, Lightweight Rides

We wannabe upper crusty anglophile types are already busy drooling over the allure from the double-decadent Havana coupe. Now Bentley springs this on us? As the revitalized German British marquee nears the brand-imploding 9,000 cars a year threshold, they are going to need new steel to maintain their momentum. Wait,… » 11/28/06 4:28pm 11/28/06 4:28pm

Savior Survivor: VW Ups The Ante In The Fight To Provide The Pope's New …

Yes, either the Pope didn't like the XC90 that Volvo sent over back in June, or the boys n' girls at Volkswagen are seriously worried over whether or not they'll be reaching the pearly gates. Maybe that's why the German automaker's giving his excellency a brand spankin' new 450 hp Phaeton. We're hoping, for Pope… » 10/20/06 11:42am 10/20/06 11:42am

VW Individual Shows Phaeton Limousine at the Dubai Motor Show

From the "oil's well that spends well" department, Volkswagen's in-house bling shop, VW individual, showed off a super-stretch Phaeton at the Dubai Motor Show last week. The ultraluxury, W12-powered shiekwagen, dubbed VW Phaeton Lounge, is 1.8 meters longer than a stock Phaeton. It's loaded with accouterments for the… » 12/21/05 8:48am 12/21/05 8:48am