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Can You Accurately Predict A Future Valuable Classic Collector Car

By   April 10, 2018

Volkswagen Corrado VR6

Volkswagen Corrado VR6

Buying a classic car that will someday be worth a lot of money is the dream of many a car enthusiast. Yesterday, I mentioned that the Ferrari 308 GTS / GTB was like that just about 10 years ago. At the time for about $30,000 you could buy the mid-engined Ferrari in good condition. That same car is now going for over $100,000 with many fetching about $150,000.

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Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept To Make North American Debut At The LA Auto Show

By   November 17, 2015

Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept

Volkswagen Golf GTE Concept

How does a Volkswagen Golf packing 395 horsepower and able to rocket from 0-62 mph in just 4.3 seconds sound? If you ask us, it sounds like a very hot hatch indeed.

The VW Golf GTE Concept is capable of just that performance while maintaining the practicality of a hatchback. A plug-in hybrid system is mated to the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine that is used in the Polo R WRC rally car. By itself this power plant offers 295 horses, but when mated to the electric motors it is taken to the next level.

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Volkswagen Unveils The 2016 Jetta GLI: Is It More Than Just A Facelift?

By   June 10, 2015

Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Today Volkswagen of America has unveiled the 2016 Jetta GLI.The higher performance sedan that is very similar to the Golf GTI gets a facelift. The big question is if these changes are only skin deep or if there is more substance to them?

For 2016 the VW Jetta gets the before mention refresh which aims to help make it more appealing to a market looking for a sporty sedan. It won’t be competing with cars like the BMW M3, but it aims to give you somewhat of a similar feel. Of course if does so in a lower priced market.

To find out more about the VW Jetta GLI, including specs, click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article).

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What Is A Boxer Engine?

By   December 1, 2014

Porsche 911 Boxer Engine

Porsche 911 Boxer Engine

A Boxer Engine can be quite a power plant. In automobiles they have been used in various models, but the air-cooled Volkswagens, Mid and Rear-engined Porsches (with a few exceptions) and many Subarus are the best known.

The design has many advantages from a lower center of gravity to reduced vibrations. The engines can also be very powerful, just look at what Porsche has done with the GT3 as an example.

This video gives a brief explanation of what a Boxer Engine is. It talks about the design and its advantages. Even if you already know what a Boxer Engine is this can be a handy share for any friends that don’t know what it is or why it is special.

Check out the video below and then let us know your thoughts on it in the comments.

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What Happens When RAUH-Welt Begriff And Tanner Foust Get To A VW Beetle

By   November 5, 2014

Tanner Foust and RAUH-Welt Begriff Volkswagen Beetle

Tanner Foust and RAUH-Welt Begriff Volkswagen Beetle R

The above Volkswagen Beetle is a collaboration between VW Rallycross driver (and Top Gear USA co-host) Tanner Foust and Porsche tuners RAUH-Welt Begriff. They started with a VW Beetle R and added a RAUH-Welt Begriff body kit that made it more aggressive and a full eight inches wider.

The use of a new Beetle may seem odd to some as RAUH-Welt Begriff is known for their air-cooled Porsche 911’s. However, the tuner’s founder, Akira Nakai, and Mr. Foust have been talking about doing a project together for some time. So, when Tanner started driving for Volkswagen and since many Porsche enthusiasts also love classic VW’s it seemed like a good time to make a unique Beetle with its retro styling.

“I love the engineering that Volkswagen puts into its cars — they’re packed with features and very capable — and I love the stylistic cues that you see from tuners in Japan,” said Foust. “I thought it would be interesting to mix the two and see what you would get.”

The tuned VW Beetle made its debut at SEMA. Now, how many people do you think will want one of these (if they are ever sold, of course)?

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