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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…

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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…

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Here’s Every Cool Thing We Could Find In The 2018 VW T6 California Camper Van

The “new VW bus” is real, and it’s spectacular. It’s just not for sale in America. But that didn’t stop Volkswagen from calling its new camper the “California” and letting us live in one for a couple days. So check out all the amazing toys and gadgets that are in this van-sized mobile house.

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The 2018 Volkswagen Up GTI Is As Fun As Tiny Cars Get

We knew that the 2018 Volkswagen Up GTI was probably going to be the greatest car ever made last May. A year later, and after a week of driving it across Europe, I’m happy to confirm that the 2018 Volkswagen Up GTI is, in fact, the greatest car ever made forever and ever, amen.

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This Is The Most Baffling Typo In All Of Motoring 

Sometimes, a very little thing can have a big impact. What I’m about to tell you about is a very, very little thing. A typo. A silly, one-letter typo, the kind I’ve made millions of myself. The difference here is the typo was reproduced on such a colossal scale and was so obvious that I just don’t understand why it…

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GM’s Going To Four Cylinders In Full-Size Pickups As Fuel Economy War Ramps Up

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.

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We Need More Plaid In Cars

I had a Volkswagen Up GTI for a week in Europe recently, which was pretty much everything I hoped it would be, even after it blew a tire. And while I’m planning to write a full review soon-ish, I wanted to take one moment briefly before that to salute it’s most charming throwback feature. Yes, I’m talking about the…

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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.

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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.

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Here’s Where VW Plans To Install Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers By The End Of 2019

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal led to the indictment of nine employees, including its former CEO, but a court-ordered settlement required the German automaker to dump gobs of cash into electric vehicles. When it comes to fast charging infrastructure, we’re now seeing what the investment might look like.

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