The Pikes Peak hillclimb is one of the most dangerous and challenging events in racing. The course is 12.4 miles long and climbs 4,700 feet to the summit of the mountain at over 14,000 feet above sea level. Volkswagen is making an all-electric race car to compete in the hillclimb next year.
The market, like nature, finds a way. Despite their ancient design, Volkswagen Beetles were famously still made in Mexico until 2003 and incredibly common as Mexico City taxi cabs until 2012. They’re illegal for cab use there now for being too unsafe, but the city’s Cuautepec area is plenty dangerous on its own.
Following concerns about the manual on the Volkswagen Jetta GLI getting dropped for the 2018 model year, company executives have reached out to reassure us all that the shifty-stick will be returning on the updated Jetta for the 2019 model year. Every day we inch closer to a nuclear war that will wipe out the vast…
The time has come to mourn the death of yet another sporty car nameplate. This one doesn’t affect the North American market, and while inevitable, it’s kind of a bummer nonetheless. The Volkswagen Scirocco is no more.
Old Volkswagens are known as excellent camping vehicles. Westfalias! Type 2s! Fear not, for Volkswagen finally made another big VW worth camping in, at least for one or two: the new Atlas. I slept in it over the 24 Hours of Lemons weekend at Buttonwillow. And it actually ruled.
Last month, Volkswagen held a car show called “Coming Home” just outside of the company’s headquarters in Wolfsburg. Though the show was meant for Volkswagen GTI enthusiasts, people showed up from around Europe with all sorts of VWs, and the show turned out to be a celebration of Vee-Dub glory.
Occasionally some car will show up in your neighborhood that has no reason being there. In this case, a Volkswagen Corrado G60 materialized into existence a short distance from where I live. It was not there one day, and then it suddenly showed up on a street corner and hasn’t moved since.
Back in Ye Olde Days of Jalopnicke, editor Murilee Martin—bless our Saucy Minx—had a feature called Down On The Street. One day, he featured a Volkswagen 411, or Type 4 in aircooled-ese. We’re racing that exact car this weekend, and I’ve called dibs on towing it home. Now it’s sinking in: oh no, what have I done?
For today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe contest we have VW’s reconstituted rollie pollie olllie, the new Beetle. This one’s a little beat up but it also sports a VR6 so it’s on beat too. Let’s see if its price can’t be beat.
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan crossover has a new 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 engine using a “B-Cycle” combustion method, a variation of the Miller Cycle named after VW’s own powertrain engineer Ralf Budack. Here’s how it works.
Air-cooled-era Volkswagen was a company that revolved around a strange contradiction: it built cars that were fundamentally different from most other carmakers, but they were surprisingly conservative, technically. Any change to their core products was incremental and carefully considered. I think VW’s unwillingness…
It wasn’t always like this, Don Santora told me. And it wasn’t supposed to be like this.
Thousands of cheating VWs have been stored in the former Detroit Lions stadium parking lot in Pontiac, Michigan since at least January. Last week, Louisville-based news site WDRB learned that over 60 of those cars have been reported missing, and many have already been found in Indiana and Kentucky with fraudulent…