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Luftgekühlt: How Do Air Cooled Engines Work?

Luftgekühlt: How Do Air Cooled Engines Work?

[ad_1] If you’ve been a fan of European sports cars, or sports cars in general over the last 30 or so years, you know that air-cooled Porsches are the best. Or at least that’s what you’ve been told. Everybody says it, so it must be true. Right? Well don’t worry, we’re not here to debate if older Porsches are better […]

Report: VW Downsizing Golf Engines to Improve MPGs

Report: VW Downsizing Golf Engines to Improve MPGs

[ad_1] The 2019 Golf is set to gain the Jetta’s 147 hp 1.4-liter I4, because apparently MPGs are an effective replacement for displacement. But bear with me, there’s a bit of good news at the end. That’s down from the 2018’s 170 hp 1.8-liter engine, which the Golf Alltrack (thanks to its AWD system) retains. The move is reportedly an […]

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder Review

2018 Lamborghini Huracan Performante Spyder Review

[ad_1] Many enthusiasts are quick to point out the similarities between the Lamborghini Huracan and the Audi R8. They’re not entirely wrong — the two cars share a few key components including the chassis, transmission, and the 10-cylinder engine, which is the same design and partially made in the same factory in Hungary. When an engine makes up such an important part of the […]

2018 Beetle Sunshine Tour Moves to Wolfsburg to Celebrate Water-Cooled Beetle’s 20th Birthday

2018 Beetle Sunshine Tour Moves to Wolfsburg to Celebrate Water-Cooled Beetle’s 20th Birthday

[ad_1] It’s official: the New Beetle has now reached classic car status. Twenty years ago the car that was “reverse-engineered from UFOs” went on sale at dealerships around the world. To honor this ground-breaking car, the Beetle Sunshine Tour will feature the car this weekend at a very special location: the Wolfsburg Factory in Wolfsburg, Germany. What is the Beetle […]

Find Of The Day: Anime-Edition Microbus

Find Of The Day: Anime-Edition Microbus

[ad_1] If you’re interested in today’s Find Of The Day, gather your loonies and your toonies quick; bidding ends Tuesday evening. What is it you’re bidding on? Why it’s the cutest little Subaru Microbus you’ve ever seen. Subaru!? Yes, Subaru. Now before you get all excited Ms./Mrs./Mr. Car Nerd, there’s no turbo-charged flat-four Subaru engine hanging out of the back […]

You Can Finally Race the GRC Bug Against the Desert Dingo Racing Stock Bug Thanks to Forza Horizon 4

You Can Finally Race the GRC Bug Against the Desert Dingo Racing Stock Bug Thanks to Forza Horizon 4

[ad_1] The Forza team has finally released the full car list for its latest open-world arcade racer, Forza Horizon 4, and suffice it to say, it looks pretty solid. Not only is it 450-cars long, it features no fewer than 16 VWs, among them the 2003 Golf R32, ’95 Corrado VR6, and the ’63 Type De Luxe (full list below). […]

Car Rental Guide – What You Need to Know About Booking, Payment, and Drop-Off Arrangements

Car Rental Guide – What You Need to Know About Booking, Payment, and Drop-Off Arrangements

In 1995, Alamo became the first automobile rental company to offer customers internet booking in real-time. In 2005, it became the first in its industry to develop a digital check-in system. It has expanded its services throughout the rest of the world and fosters partnerships with travel agents, the airline industry, tour operators, and other travel-related organizations. Whether you need […]

Watch: The Up! GTI Races the Wrong GTI

Watch: The Up! GTI Races the Wrong GTI

[ad_1] Since the Up! was announced, nearly, it was compared to the MkI Golf thanks to its diminutive size and its equally diminutive power figures. But the MkII Golf is also a fair comparison point. The 8 valve GTI made round 110 hp and weighed in at a just 2,000 lbs (give or take a golden retriever). The Up! GTI, […]

Volkswagen I.D. R Won’t Try to Beat its Own Pikes Peak Record, May Try for Other Records

Volkswagen I.D. R Won’t Try to Beat its Own Pikes Peak Record, May Try for Other Records

[ad_1] The record-breaking Volkswagen I.D. R will not return to Pikes Peak for 2019, says Sven Smeets, VW’s motorsport director. Instead, the brand is exploring other records that might help VW develop its electric performance vehicles. “We spoke to our marketing and communications [departments] and, in one way, I fully understand about chasing your own record: you go there with […]

Marco Wittmann finishes third at Nurburgring

Marco Wittmann finishes third at Nurburgring

[ad_1] In BMW Team RMG’s home race at the Nürburgring (GER), Marco Wittmann (GER) finished third to reach the podium in the BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM. After completing 40 laps, he was just 3.439 seconds behind the winner, René Rast (GER, Audi). Wittmann now has 137 points and is the best-placed BMW driver in the overall standings, in fifth […]