Aventador SVJ to Take on Nurburgring, Porsche

Automakers that aren’t part of the Volkswagen empire must have a hard time booking laps at the famous German track. With all the records and the times VW brands set at the ‘Ring, the schedule must be packed. The latest brand is Lamborghini, which is…

Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

In the first ever Automotive Influencer Report on Tires, Michelin is the clear leader when measuring the share of conversation each brand has. Key Findings Michelin dominates the discussion and is broadening the gap Seasonality plays an important factor Tire brands have a dramatically different share of conversation…

Report: Base GTI to Go Missing in Europe for a Few Months

A new set of emissions testing rules means that the base MkVII Golf GTI will not be back for 2018 in Europe. But fear not, Europeans, the GTI Performance will return and the cheap GTI will be back for the MkVIII. The Worldwide Harmonized Light…

2018 Audi RS5 Review: What Missing Cylinders?

Of all the entries in the German luxo-hot-rod derby, Audi has consistently avoided following the rest of the pack. By remaining true to its all-wheel-drive formula, the brand’s S – and then RS – divisions have resisted the temptation to simply build a variant of the BMW M3, an…

OMG FINALLY!! VW Releases Pikes Peak In Car Footage

Nearly a month after its multiple-record breaking run up Pikes Peak in Colorado, Volkswagen is finally releasing the in-car footage of the run. Aaaaaaaand we’re also finally getting a hint as to why it took them so long to release the footage. Volkswagen Motorsport: Excellent…

What’s it Cost to Ship a Car Across the Country?

So what’s it cost to ship a car across the country? Whether you’re buying a specialty automobile from the other side of the continent or relocating to a new city across the country, options are plentiful when it comes time to get your new or…

What the Heck is LiDAR, Anyway?

LiDAR. Automakers are buying into it with huge sums of cash, Telsa is shunning it, the sensors are expensive, and it’s generally considered to be one of the more important parts of the self-driving car picture. But what the h*ck is it? And how does…

How Hard Could it Possibly Be to Change the Veyron’s Oil?

We’ve all been tempted by an exotic car on Craigslist that’s ludicrously cheap, only to be turned off by a voice of reason chiming in with upkeep costs. But why does it cost so much to maintain an exotic? Turns out that getting to literally…

VW Gives Strongest Indication Yet that EVs Will Be Built in Chattanooga

Volkswagen is preparing to unleash an onslaught of electric cars and they’ve long said that they’ll need to build at least some of them in North America. The company has now given its strongest indication yet that it plans to build them in the USA and…

5 Timeless Volkswagen Classics that Changed the Automotive Industry Forever

It takes a special kind of brand to produce a car considered to be a classic that is loved and adored by the masses that it is memorable not just upon release, but in the decades that follow. Volkswagen seems to have a knack for…