Fordvergnügen: What Would a Ford/VW Merger Look Like?

Back in June, we brought you news that Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG seemed to be working on a relationship — potentially yielding jointly developed products aimed at the commercial sector. At the time, both companies issued a joint memorandum of understanding about potential product alliances….

Listen to the Weird Harmonics of the Twin Engine Golf

Back in 1987 Volkswagen decided that it wanted to take on Pikes Peak, and to do that it figured the simplest way would be to send the most diabolically complicated Golf ever conceived to Colorado. Why they decided to build the most mechanically complex vehicle…

Marco Mapelli, Who Set Performante Lap Time, Will Drive Aventador SVJ Around Nurburgring

Lamborghini is back, teasing the Aventador SVJ yet again, preparing us all for a presumably shocking Nurburgring lap time. This time, though, they’ve revealed a little bit more about the car. The Italians are promising that the SVJ is “designed to have the best weight…

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…

Watch: The RS3 Takes on RS4 Avant, Does Surprisingly Well

A quick look at the cars, and a long look back at the automotive industry will lead you to one conclusion when considering which between the RS3 and the RS4 Avant will be faster: The RS4 has a bigger number, a bigger engine, and a…

Volkswagen Sets All Time Record on Pikes Peak Hill Climb

… Rhys Millen back in 2016. Volkswagen’s performance is good enough … is the sporty forerunner of Volkswagen’s I.D. family. Today … Welsch, Volkswagen’s executive in charge with development. “Every Volkswagen employee can … bottom of my heart. The Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak ……

Gallery: Maria-Worth Pt2

We’re back with part two of the main show from Worthersee. Today’s pictures are a little less Golf-focused, and celebrate the weird and wonderful tapestry that is VW’s European fleet. Come back tomorrow for another gallery from the Freundeskreis drive. [See image gallery at www.vwvortex.com]…

Gallery: Wortherseetreffen, in Town Pt. 1

We’re back with more photos from Worthersee, and today we’re focusing on the main show. The event takes up a lot of space and spins off in numerous directions, but the core is still in Maria-Worth, a small town that’s effectively entirely taken over by…