The 300 HP VW Golf R SportWagen Is The Ultimate Forbidden Wagonfruit

I have seen the 2015 Volkswagen Golf R SportWagen. It is real. It is beautiful. It is powerful and wagontacular. And it may never be ours, my fellow Americans. For all our talk of freedom and high standards of living and wonderful inventions like frozen yogurt, there is a good chance we will never have this. » 11/19/14 7:50pm 11/19/14 7:50pm

These Wallpapers of Red Bull GRC Cars Ripping Through The Forest Are…

Look, we at Red Bull Global Rallycross are huge fans of stage rally, just like you. We're well-versed in the heritage of the sport (especially the Group B era) and we love kicking up dirt in the woods just as much as you do. That's why we're so excited to bring you these photos (all taken by official series… » 10/03/14 11:19am 10/03/14 11:19am

Why Aren't Car Makers Using Dead Baby Animals In Their Ads Anymore?

An awful lot has changed in car advertising over the years, but perhaps most overlooked change is that car companies now seem to shy away from featuring carcasses of young dead animals in their ads. That's a shame, right? Wouldn't a couple of dead skunk kits really jazz up the hood of a Chevy Spark? » 10/02/14 8:00pm 10/02/14 8:00pm

American Buyers Still Want 'Real' Volkswagens

A new month has just started and you know what that means...sales figures! Volkswagen has been struggling to gain traction with American buyers and overall sales were down 19 percent, but it's not all bad news. While folks are passing on the Passat and Jetta, the new 2015 Golf is on track to be a hit. » 10/02/14 9:17am 10/02/14 9:17am

VW's Ads Were Once Gloriously Delusional

Before VW's famous, understated and witty DDB ad campain from the '60s, they weren't that different from any car maker when it came to advertising. That means they didn't necessarily feel so restricted by pesky, silly ideas like "the picture of the car looks like the one you're selling." As a result, early ads were...… » 9/30/14 8:00pm 9/30/14 8:00pm

The Woman In This 70s French VW Manual Looks Like She's In A Movie

This manual shouldn't be this interesting at all. It's a comprehensive operations manual for a 1974 VW Super Beetle, covering some really basic stuff — how to start the car, how to shift, how to use the indicators — but the model they chose and the way she's been shot make these images look like something from French… » 9/23/14 8:05pm 9/23/14 8:05pm

The Next Volkswagen Phaeton Will Start At $70,000 In America

We stupid, uncultured Americans were too busy inhaling stuffed-crust pizza and watching bad reality television to appreciate the Volkswagen Phaeton for the fine, luxurious work of art it was. However, Volkswagen is showing mercy on our inferior society by giving us another chance to the tune of about $70,000. » 9/23/14 12:17pm 9/23/14 12:17pm

This Brazil-Only Ghia May Be The Loveliest Air-Cooled VW Of All

That headline is actually a pretty controversial statement, since a great many in Aircooldom think that this car, the Brazilian Karmann-Ghia TC, is not lovely at all. The most common description is that it looks like the offspring of a Porsche 911 and a Pinto. I think it's lovely, and I want everyone to know it. » 9/17/14 10:45pm 9/17/14 10:45pm