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Zelectric Motors finds and restores 50s-60s Volkswagen Beetles, then turns them into electric cars. The motor installed has twice the horsepower of its gas counterpart, and of course provides instant torque for a fun ride.
To promote their collision avoidance tech, Volkswagen fitted bumper cars at a theme park with ultrasonic sensors and automatic braking to prevent them from hitting each other. They got the point across, but also wrecked the fun.
The XL Sport has the same 1199cc V-Twin engine that’s in the Ducati 1199 Superleggera. That means it only has 197hp and 99 lb.-ft. of torque to work with, but the concept car makes up for it with its low drag coefficient and weight.
The e-Golf looks like its gas-powered siblings. The EV’s motor produces 115hp and 199lb.ft. of torque. It will get between 70mi to 90mi per charge and will go up to 87mph. US price starts at $35.5K. Read our test drive on 95Octane.
Volkswagen hooked up a ton of GoPro cameras to a 2015 Golf GTI so it could shoot from a variety of angles as rally driver Tanner Foust messed about with the car. Turn annotations on and watch out for the prompts to change views.
The best of the new Golfs might not even make it to showrooms. The R 400 concept has a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 395hp and 332lb.ft. of torque. It goes from 0 to 62mph in 3.9s and has a top speed of 174mph.
It’s known by many names – Type 2, Kombi, Transporter, camper, microbus, hippie van – and loved by many more. Volkswagen Brazil bids goodbye to one of the most recognizable vehicles ever made by reaching out to its fans.
Over 300 watercolor drawings combine with 3D effects in this short but sweet animation by Parachute Parachute to create a very personal and touching love letter to the cultural force that was the Volkswagen Vanagon.
The 2014 Scirocco and Scirocco R are more powerful yet economical than the previous models. The sporty hatchback’s engines range from 1.4L 125hp to 2.0 280hp. Its with 17″ wheels can be upgraded to 18″ or 19″ variants.
Volkswagen USA promotes its free scheduled maintenance offer with a commercial aimed squarely at 80s kids, perfectly aping a classic music video. If you’re too young to remember, let this be your a-ha moment.
A restored 1964 Porsche Formula Vee race car and a restored and remodeled Volkswagen Type 2 pick-up. The latter wasn’t originally the carrier for the race car, but it is from the same year and has been modified accordingly.
Boba-Motoring’s insane 16Vampir VW Golf is turbocharged to 1,013hp. It goes from 0 to 60mph in 2.3s and tops out at nearly 200mph. What’s that? You have a Bugatti Veyron SS and a Nissan GT-R? Watch this and weep.
The grandchild of the Type 2, aka the hippie van. While we still prefer the look of the older model, the Bulli does have its own appeal. VW is said to be planning on releasing gas and electric versions.