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1959 Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

1959 Volkswagen 23-Window Bus

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.

Volkswagen: The Button

Volkswagen: The Button

Gary Freedman’s wonderfully directed VW commercial features a series of villains pushing buttons to bring chaos to the world, contrasted with the slightly more responsible use of pushbuttons – to activate the gas/electric hybrid drivetrain of the Golf GTE.

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Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade

Volkswagen Golf GTI First Decade

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.

VW Bus Desk Organizer

VW Bus Desk Organizer
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Fans of the classic Volkswagen Type 2 buses from the 1960s will love Troika’s cast metal desk organizer, which offers storage space for pens, pencils, paper clips, and even a smartphone. And when you’re bored, it has moving wheels, and a pull-back friction motor.

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

VW I.D. Buzz Concept

The Volkswagen microbus gets a 21st century remake. The pure electric is spec’d to offer 270 mi range, dual motors w/369hp total, and autonomy features. A reconfigurable interior is designed to provide maximum versatility for passengers and cargo.

VW Resurrection

VW Resurrection

YouTuber Florian George collects old Volkswagens. He heard of a Kombi that was rotting on a mountain near where he lived. He bought it and was about to tow it back down when it struck him how awesome it would be if it could make the trek on its own. More here.

Cartoon VW Bus

Cartoon VW Bus

Custom car builder Ron Berry created this amazing interpretation of the classic Volkswagen Type 2 bus, which looks like it just dropped into the real world from an old Hanna-Barbera cartoon. Seriously, this thing is way cooler than Speed Buggy ever was.

LEGO ’60s VW Beetle

LEGO ’60s VW Beetle

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.

Ranking Volkswagen’s Golf GTIs

Ranking Volkswagen’s Golf GTIs

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.

Volkswagen: Trailer Assist

Volkswagen: Trailer Assist

Volkswagen’s Trailer Assist is an optional parking assistance technology that automatically handles the steering when you’re parking in reverse with a trailer hitched to your vehicle. It’s a clever tool, though VW may have exaggerated a bit in its commercial.

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept

Volkswagen BUDD-e Concept

A glimpse at your grandchildren’s Microbus. The BUDD-e recognizes gestures and voice commands, integrates with home automation systems, and has large touchscreens for information and entertainment. It has a range of 373mi and goes up to 93mph.

Building a Sleeper Beetle

Building a Sleeper Beetle

Mighty Car Mods and their friends attempt to mod a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle L and give it 10 times its measly ~30hp with the help of a 2.5L turbocharged engine, while keeping its classic look. Skip to 34:10 for the result, including a drag race with the mighty Porsche 911 Carrera.

Icon Derelict 1967 VW Camper

Icon Derelict 1967 VW Camper

A 1967 Camper with its original paint, hubcaps and a few interior parts, but improved with modern amenities such as USB charging ports, a Bluetooth stereo system and air conditioning. It runs on a 195 hp Jetta engine with Vanagon transmission.

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Depimp My Ride

Depimp My Ride

A very silly customer asked Clyde Wraps to turn his brand new Volkswagen Transporter Sportline into a rust bucket. The custom wraps were so convincing the owner said cops pulled him over asking what was up with his ride.

Volkswagen GTE Sport Concept

Volkswagen GTE Sport Concept

Not only does VW’s hot hatch concept for this year’s Wörthersee festival look amazing with its gull-wing doors, it rocks a hybrid AWD drivetrain that puts out a blistering 521 horsepower and 500 lb-ft. of torque. Please make this, VW.

Dub-Box Dinky Dub

Dub-Box Dinky Dub
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A smaller version of Dub-Box’s Camper trailer that’s also based on the VW Camper. The Dinky Dub is 25% smaller than the Camper but has mostly the same amenities, including a couch bed, a stove, a fridge and a sound system.

Volkswagen Stretch Microbus

Volkswagen Stretch Microbus
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A custom-made 1965 Volkswagen Microbus limousine. It was used for only 1600mi since it was restored. It can carry up to 12 passengers and has a built-in Alpine and JBL sound system with Fatmat soundproofing.

ZelectricBug Electric VW Beetle

ZelectricBug Electric VW Beetle

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.

Bumper Cars without Bumping

Bumper Cars without Bumping

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.

Volkswagen XL Sport Concept

Volkswagen XL Sport Concept

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.

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2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

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.

Dat Engine Noise

Dat Engine Noise

YouTuber Dawid Jankowski’s Volkswagen Golf sounds mighty feisty despite being beat up. Especially when you consider the fact that it actually has zero horsepower under the hood.

Volkswagen: Eyes on the Road

Volkswagen: Eyes on the Road

To remind people not to use their mobile device while driving, Volkswagen arranged a blunt but highly appropriate public service advisory in a theater. Aiden Pearce approves of this message.

2015 VW Golf GTI Interactive Ad

2015 VW Golf GTI Interactive Ad

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.

Volkswagen Golf R 400

Volkswagen Golf R 400

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.

VW Kombi: Last Wishes

VW Kombi: Last Wishes

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.

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