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This Drag Race Between Five German Cars Oozes With Unpredictability

This Drag Race Between Five German Cars Oozes With Unpredictability

The Audi RS3, the BMW M2, The Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the VW Golf R face each other on the drag strip

The ‘Carwow’ team brought in five German cars to face each other on the drag strip. The contenders include the Audi RS3, the BMW M2, the Mercedes-AMG A45, the Porsche Cayman GTS, and the Volkswagen Golf R. All the cars have very different setups – some are naturally aspirated, some turbocharged; some are rear-wheel-drive, some all-wheel-drive – that make this an unpredictable race. Which car are you betting on here?

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Watch Two Tuned Performance Wagons Go For The Kill In Epic Series Of Races

Watch Two Tuned Performance Wagons Go For The Kill In Epic Series Of Races

A Volkswagen Golf R Estate takes on an old-school Subaru WRX STI wagon on the drag strip

There are some performance wagons in the market today, like the Audi RS6 Avant, the Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate, and even the upcoming BMW M3 Touring. But, scout deeper and you’ll find loads of aftermarket performance wagons. Jamie from ‘Officially Gassed – OG’ found two hot ones and decided to pit them against each other. These are the Subaru WRX STI Wagon, which has been here before, and the Volkswagen Golf R Estate. They both make around 500 horses each and come with a ton of mods. Which wagon are you rooting for?

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Volkswagen ID.4 Ready To Enter Rebelle Rally

Volkswagen ID.4 Ready To Enter Rebelle Rally

Driver Mercedes Lilienthal and navigator Emily Winslow hope to conquer the deserts

With a history of six years, the Rebelle Rally is a competition for women, but is nowhere near an easy one. A pair consisting of a driver and a navigator need to use their skills, navigation tools, and limited supplies across 1,400 miles through the deserts of Nevada and California.

And, this year’s competition will see the entry of the Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV. It will be driven by Mercedes Lilienthal, with Emily Winslow being the navigator. The competition will take place from October 7–16, 2021.

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Watch The BMW M3 Make A Mockery Out Of The Volkswagen Golf R In A Series Of Straight-Line Races

Watch The BMW M3 Make A Mockery Out Of The Volkswagen Golf R In A Series Of Straight-Line Races

The Golf R looked like a joke going up against the BMW M3, which is quite surprising!

Drag races are fun when the cars involved in the race are closely matched and you don’t know which one’s going to win. They’re even more fun when they’re vastly different from each other, but make for a hell of a race. Or, sometimes the underdog snatches a win over the car expected to be the winner. However, there are some lopsided races once in a while, and this one between the BMW M3 Competition and the Volkswagen Golf R is one of them. Both the cars are known for their performance, but when they came face-to-face, it was a different story altogether.

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Battle Of The Hot Budget Hatches: The Hyundai i20 N vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI

Battle Of The Hot Budget Hatches: The Hyundai i20 N vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI

The i20 N, the Fiesta ST, and the Polo GTI get together on the drag strip for a series of straight-line races

Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ brought three hot budget hatches to the drag strip. The contenders were the Hyundai i20 N, the Ford Fiesta ST, and the Volkswagen Polo GTI. All of them make in the whereabouts of 200 horsepower. The fact that every car has an aspect where it shines the best and is better than its competitors makes up for an interesting race. Which hatch do you have your money on?

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If Aliens Visited Us Today, They Would Be Jealous of How Cool the Volkswagen ID.R Sounds

If Aliens Visited Us Today, They Would Be Jealous of How Cool the Volkswagen ID.R Sounds

The Volkswagen ID.R Race Car Literally Sounds Like a Space Ship

Volkswagen only recently introduced its first I.D. all-electric production model, but it’s been toying with the concept since the Dieselgate emissions scandal in 2015. Following its withdrawal from motorsport, Volkswagen developed the I.D. R, an all-electric race car with 671 horsepower.

The German brand first raced the I.D. R at Pikes Peak in 2018, setting a new record for electric cars. It also set records at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, Good Festival of Speed Hillclimb, Tianmen Mountain, and Bilster Berg. More recently Volkswagen gave the EV to F1 driver Nico Rosberg for a hot lap around the Nurburgring F1 track and the I.D. R sounds like a space ship under full throttle.

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If The Golf GTI Is Both A Bit Too Tame And Too Cruel With The Environment, Have A Look At the Golf GTE HyRacer

If The Golf GTI Is Both A Bit Too Tame And Too Cruel With The Environment, Have A Look At the Golf GTE HyRacer

A one-off hybrid Golf GTI? We’d sign up for a production version!

While we’re waiting to see how the Golf 8 GTI really is like, let’s take a moment and appreciate this unique, Golf 7 GTE called the GTE HyRacer. Developed by the members of a Volkswagen Retail Group Germany apprenticeship program, this is the latest in a rather long line of interesting one-off builds and it was supposed to take center stage at the annual Worthersee show in Austria. Sadly, the show’s been canceled due to the pandemic but not the project which did get completed and now we can share with you the result, a stunning prototype that one-ups even the Golf 8 GTI in terms of power.

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This 1958 VW Bus Took a Huge Dose of Top Gun Steroids

This 1958 VW Bus Took a Huge Dose of Top Gun Steroids

And by that we mean a jet engine

The Top Gun: Maverick premiere might have been pushed back all the way to December due to COVID-19 but thanks to this video, you can still get a taste of that jet fighter engine flavour.

Sure, Tom Cruise has nothing to do with what you’re about to watch as the main character here is a Volkswagen Bus that now uses a jet engine to destroy every moving vehicle on the drag strip.

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The first Volkswagen Golf race car ever built looks mean and you can buy it

The first Volkswagen Golf race car ever built looks mean and you can buy it

A GTI on steroids with a documented win at Hockenheim

Launched in 1974 as a replacement for the dated Beetle, the Volkswagen Golf became a big hit and quickly transformed into a legendary nameplate that has soldiered on over eight generations.

Although the first-gen Golf was developed as a humble daily driver, Volkswagen also launched a beefed-up GTI model. In addition, the boxy hatchback was converted to race spec as early as 1975. The first Golf race car ever built just showed up for auction at RM Sotheby’s, which will attempt to sell it during an event in Essen, Germany, on June 24.

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It Took an Electric Car to Silence The McLaren 720S

It Took an Electric Car to Silence The McLaren 720S

Believe it or not, it’s electricity and race-grade technology that defeated the otherwise vicious Macca

The McLaren 720S has been instilling fear into every out-and-out supercar, muscle car, and sports car you can think of. It has more drag race wins under its belt than we can count and it’s arguably one of the most quick-accelerating cars on sale today. But it is no match for the audacious Volkswagen ID.R.

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Someone Crammed Two Engines Inside a Volkswagen Lupo And The Universe is In Turmoil

Someone Crammed Two Engines Inside a Volkswagen Lupo And The Universe is In Turmoil

Mock it how much ever you want, but the car did clock in some impressive quarter-mile times

Have you ever played with those tiny pullback toy cars? There is some pleasure in seeing them sprint so fast. The same goes with hot hatches as well. There is something about them, the way they zoom like a mouse let out of a trap. Now, imagine if a hatch features two engines under the hood. Well, that’s what this company from Romania has done to what used to be Volkswagen’s smallest hatch. The tuner has plonked two engines into the Volkswagen Lupo and took it to the U.K. to race it down the drag strips there. If this trend picks up and companies create such cars more often, we are in for a big, big trouble.

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The Volkswagen I.D. R Is The Fastest Car Ever Around The Goodwood Hillclimb Course

The Volkswagen I.D. R Is The Fastest Car Ever Around The Goodwood Hillclimb Course

One year after setting the fastest EV time, Romain Dumas smashes the all-time record during the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Volkswagen continues to impress us with its I.D. R race car, the moving technology lab of the giant from Wolfsburg, one that’s been created to break records and, in the process, prove to the world that Volkswagen’s EVs will knock everybody out of the park. Last weekend, during the 2019 Goodwood Festival of Speed Romain Dumas driving a revised version of the I.D. R did just that, making every other car that has ever run on Lord March’s Hillclimb course seem pedestrian as he smashed the all-time record set 20 years ago in a full-blown Formula 1 car.

There are still many that will never bring themselves to even accept electric cars as the way forward, let alone try and like them. While this is true, it’s also true that cars like Volkswagen’s I.D. R are surely turning heads among even the most hardcore fans of the old-school internal combustion engine. This car has, in the space of little over 12 months, smashed the all-time record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb and then did the same around the Nurburgring-Nordschleife with a time fast enough to make it the second fastest car around that track ever. That it also broke the EV record at Goodwood last year seems almost moot given what Dumas did this year with the car.

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Volkswagen To Tackle Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road with I.D. R

Volkswagen To Tackle Tianmen Shan Big Gate Road with I.D. R

The Pikes Peak-winning electric marvel will soon face another challenge against virtual competitors

Volkswagen’s bespoke electric prototype racer that was the fastest at last year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb event will most likely add another record to its cabinet. Romain Dumas will pilot it in September on the so-called "Road to Heaven" that features 99 bends along 6.83 miles of road, longer than the original Spa-Francorchamps road course.

This year, Volkswagen will finally introduce the first model from its much-advertised I.D. family of electric models that are supposed to make us all rethink our lives, ponder on existence as a whole and so on and so forth. To keep the ball rolling and the buzz going, Volkswagen is yet to park the glorious LMP-like I.D. R in a museum and, instead, it will take the 670 horsepower beast all the way to China to compete on a strip of road that’s not opened to the public.

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Volkswagen wants the electric lap record at the Nurburgring

Volkswagen wants the electric lap record at the Nurburgring

The Pikes Peak-winning I.D.R. will be modified for this record attempt

Records are meant to be broken, right? Well, the outright lap record at the Nurburgring stood for over three decades before Porsche came back to better it this summer. Now, it seems that the record might fall again, sooner than anyone expected, and in the hands of Volkswagen no less. The German manufacturer plans to obliterate the existing record for electric cars with the already impressive I.D.R., but there might be enough juice in the electric prototype to top the overall leaderboard in the process.

The outright record around the northern loop of the Nurburgring was something of a staple in motorsport. For over 30 years, the 6:11.130 lap time set by Germany’s Stefan Bellof was unbeaten. That is, until this summer when Porsche brought their 919 on steroids and, with Timo Bernhard behind the wheel, sliced the fastest lap time by almost a minute. It seems, now, that the new record won’t last for other three-and-a-half decades as the car that proved untouchable at this year’s Pikes Peak International Hillclimb event will take on the Nurburgring next May.

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Is The VW ID R About To Tackle The Nurburgring?

Is The VW ID R About To Tackle The Nurburgring?

State Of The Art Racer And Pikes Peak Triumphant VW ID R Will Go After The Nurburgring Lap Record

As one of the most astounding racing cars in the world, the electric Volkswagen ID R seems to be gunning for the Nurburgring Lap Record. Sources close to the company reported that Volkswagen actually booked the track for May next year. We suspect it will try to send the slightly retuned electric ID R to that very track in order to slash the electric car record and take the scalp off the Nio EP9. That one managed to lap the Green Hell in 6 minutes 45.9 seconds. It is, obviously, a really fast car. Yet, considering the blistering Volkswagen ID R hill climb run at Pikes Peak where it smashed the previous record by 15 seconds and managed to finish the course in 7min 57.148 seconds, I can only imagine it will do the same at Nurburgring.

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