Some special cars reflect the fundamental attitude of their owners – the new Beetle Cabriolet is such a car. Driving this Volkswagen shows that the people inside really enjoy a sporty design, colors and driving with the top down. Even ordering the new Beetle Cabriolet will be a cult act for most buyers – because many more options are available to express your individual taste than ever before: five standard equipment versions are available (“Beetle,” “Design,” “Design Exclusive,” “Sport” and “Sport Exclusive”) as well as three special models (“50′s Edition,” “60′s Edition” and “70′s Edition”). Continue reading ‘New Beetle Cabriolet with legendary design and sporting appeal’
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Volkswagen is on a little tear when it comes to dressing up the Beetle lately. Yesterday’s announcement of their new “As sun as possible” campaign focuses on the 50s, 60s and 70s special editions of the Beetle Cabriolet. Now we’ve got the limited edition Beetle GSR. Stemming from the Rally days of the 1970′s, the Beetle 1303 S emerged. The 1303 referenced the type and not engine displacement and was also known as the Super Beetle. The GSR stands for Gelb-Schwarzen Renner or Yellow-Black Racer. Back then “styling” was considered “tuning” hence the yellow and black livery and no real power advantages.
As it was then, the 2014 Beetle GSR gets a nice styling makeover and a bit more power at 210hp. 3500 we’re made between December 1972 and February of 1973. Todays Beetle GSR will also have 3500 on hand worldwide. About half should hit U.S shores at $26,500. Continue reading ‘Volkswagen Beetle GSR hits the Chicago Auto Show’
Volkswagen is starting its first new-format digital campaign to coincide with the market launch of the Beetle Cabriolet. “As sun as possible” is the motto of the campaign in which six young trend setters share their experiences during a tour of Hawaii in the new Beetle Cabriolet using social networks and websites. On the same occasion, the Beetle website is being re-launched and there are new advertising motifs for print media. Continue reading ‘Beetle Cabriolet heads out on Hawaiian road trip’
It’s that time again, Superbowl commercial mayhem. In our opinion, this new “release them early” doesn’t work. Volkswagen of America, Inc. unveiled its highly anticipated Superbowl 47 Game Day commercial. You can catch “Get Happy” after the jump before it airs in the second quarter of the Big Game. We’ve also posted the “Sunny Side” pre-game spot. Continue reading ‘Watch Volkswagens Get In Get Happy SuperBowl 47 spot’
oneighturbo’s 2013 is off to a good start with a new addition to our team, Sean Yoder. We met Sean at the Forza Motorsport party during the 2011 Petit Le Mans. Forza 4 was running on these amazing simulators from simcraft. Sean’s first mission… The Rolex 24 at Daytona!
Read on to learn a bit more about Mr. Yoder and let him know how’s he doing in the comments.
Just over a year ago, ABT Sportsline presented the “Speedle” Beetle concept. Volkswagen unveiled the Beetle TDI Clean Diesel at the Chicago Auto Show in February and would be available in the U.S in August. ABT Sportsline has now tackled the Beetle TDI, added 30hp and drops the 0-62mph to 8.8sec. Continue reading ‘The New ABT Sportsline Beetle 2.0 Diesel’
Jerry Seinfeld has embarked on a new webisodes series called “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee” which will be on Crackle.. There are a good amount of Hollywood types with beautiful car collections. When it comes to Porsche, Seinfeld owns one of the largest collections including various 911′s, 55′ 550 Spyder and a 959. Continue reading ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring ’52 Beetle’
Just over a year ago we brought you the film Low n’ Slow from Stephen Brooks. At first glance we thought these Bugs were those Bugs but come to find out, they are not. Equally impressive, the two ’61′s feature drastically different themes.