Volkswagen Motorsport shares helicopter footage from its world record run at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. Watch and listen to the bonkers all-electric VW I.D. R Pikes Peak and pilot Romain Dumas finish the race to the clouds in just 7 minutes, 57.148 seconds.
German auto shop Memminger specializes in restoring classic Volkswagen Beetles. But they’re making 20 units of a unique droptop based on the beloved bug. The Roadster 2.7 has a custom bodywork and chassis, and has a 210hp 2.7L air-cooled boxer engine and 18″ wheels.
We wish we were small enough to ride in this miniature version of the classic Volkswagen Type 1 Camper Van, but it’s perfect for little kids. Its got two seats inside, opening doors, forward and reverse gears, and working headlights and taillights. Runs on a rechargeable 12V battery.
An easy-to-assemble 3-dimensional model of the iconic Volkswagen Type 1 camper van that you assemble from plastic puzzle pieces. It has 162 curved pieces, a rolling base and even a couple of surfboards you can put on its roof. The finished van measures 11.75″ x 5.5″ x 6″.
This Volkswagen Type 2 bus was tricked out as a tribute to Back to the Future’s DeLorean DMC-12. It’s got gullwing doors, matte aluminum paint, time travel controls in the dash, and even a flux capacitor. It’s also got a cozy rear seating area, complete with a flat-screen TV.
One of the most sought after variants of the beloved Volkswagen Type 2, this 1959 23-Window Bus aka Samba won Best Luxury Bus at the 2017 Kelley Park VW Show. It has been fully restored to its original specifications and is expected to fetch at least $160K.
VW built this very special one-off Golf GTI for the 2017 Wörthersee, Austria car show. The car not only rocks a 404 hp engine under the hood, but has a 12 kW motor out back, making it the first ever all-wheel drive hybrid of its family. The car can operate in FWD, RWD or AWD modes.
LEGO’s 1100+ piece replica of the classic bug is the perfect kit for LEGO and car buffs alike. The expert-level model has features like an opening hood and trunk, tiltable seats, a roof rack with surfboard and cooler, and even a teensy 4-cylinder engine in back. Drops 8/16 for $100.
Carfection briefly touched on the origins of the Beetle successor’s prodigious variant, before test driving each of its seven generations and deciding which one they like best. Is it the wildly popular Mk II, the cutting edge Mk VII or perhaps the original? We prefer this GTI.
Keep your drinks on ice in the coolest cooler we’ve seen in a while. This miniature replica of the classic Volkswagen camper van even has rubber wheels so you can pull it around. And while it’s expensive, it’s still way cheaper than the real thing. And requires fewer oil changes.
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