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This Bizarre Beef Is The Real Story Behind Those Anti-Volkswagen Political Attack Ads

You might remember last month we wrote about a strange political ad that was making the rounds suggesting German Chancellor Angela Merkel thought Americans were “suckers” and that Germany (and especially Volkswagen) was planning to “dump cheap cars” on the U.S. market. Something about the ad just seemed strange, aside…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Trump Threatens Taxes On Harley-Davidson ‘Like Never Before’ If It Moves Overseas

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories that are your air, that you need to know to live.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s The Crazy 2019 Jetta That Volkswagen Is Taking To The Bonneville Salt Flats

One of the most amusing things about land speed racing is that there seems to be records for everything. Now Volkswagen wants their very own record in Bonneville’s BCG/C class, so they’re bringing a brand new 2019 Jetta to the salt flats to make that happen.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen Keeps Having To Be Reminded It Doesn’t Own The Word “Beetle”

As I’ve made abundantly clear, I’m very fond of Volkswagen Beetles, especially the old air-cooled ones. There are also a substantial number of much, much older, also air-cooled beetles in the world, and these have nothing to do with Volkswagen. Volkswagen seems to forget this every now and then, based on the times…Read more… Continue […]

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Volkswagen I.D. R Sets Fastest Qualifying Time At Pikes Peak And It May Smash A Record Yet

Volkswagen’s new I.D. R Pikes Peak electric car set an untouchable qualifying time of 3:16.083 today with Romain Dumas behind the wheel, the company announced today. Qualifying only uses the first 5.2-mile section of the course, yet the pace demonstrated today shows that the electric record they want to claim on race…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s How Volkswagen Figured Out Rapid Charging To Race Its ‘Faster Than An F1 Car’ Electric Prototype 

Electric cars aren’t a new thing at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, a 156-turn mountain course where both drivers and automakers go to prove themselves. But running an EV comes with challenges, and Volkswagen had to figure out rapid charging for its 670-horsepower electric prototype in a setting that caters…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Guy ‘Fixed’ His Volkswagen Scirocco By Making It A Mid-Engine VR6

Ben Beacock’s 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco had one slight problem: its engine was toast. So, he swapped it for the beloved 24-valve VR6 engine, and fabricated a ton of custom parts to move the engine to the middle—yes, the middle—of the car. It’s perhaps the most complicated fix to a relatively simple problem, and I…Read more… […]

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The 2018 VW T6 California Van Is The Best Car That’s Also A House

Forget an R34 Nissan Skyline or a diesel Land Rover Defender. The 2018 Volkswagen California van is the not-legal-in-America car you should be lusting over. It’s comfortable to live in, easy to drive, has an expanding roof… what more could you possibly want from a big rolling brick?Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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This Photo Of An Effigy Of A Volkswagen From Nazi Germany Reveals A Very Strange Story

As an unapologetic Volkswagen obsessive, I feel like I’ve seen almost every old, archival photo of the prehistory of the iconic Beetle, even the disturbing and difficult ones from the car’s birth under the Third Reich. Of course, I haven’t seen everything, and occasionally I’ll encounter a truly unexpected photo that…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Next Volkswagen Golf R Might Get 400 HP, Making The World A Much Better Place

We’re living in dark times, my friends, dark times. What do I turn to to make things a little more bearable? Gin, for one. And a giant punch bowl of spaghetti. And maybe 400 horsepower in the form of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf R, if this rumor is true.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Unhinged Political Ad That Says Germany Is ‘Dumping Cheap Cars’ On America 

If you’re a fan of exciting speculative fiction, there’s a short video circulating right now from an allegedly non-partisan group called CASE for Consumers that describes an incredible alternate reality where Angela Merkel is masterminding a plan to dump cheap German cars on the American market. Cheap German cars! In…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR Concept Will Do 164 MPH If You Ask Nicely

Volkswagen has a new hot hatch that’s almost ready for production, and it’s the most powerful GTI yet. Meet the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR concept car, a road version of Volkswagen’s IMSA race car that’ll go 164 mph if you ask Volkswagen to get rid of the car’s speed limiter.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Volkswagen’s New CEO Will Get A Heads-Up If The U.S. Charges Him Over Dieselgate

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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