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TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

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Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

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In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

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Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Revealed: Live Photos from the Frankfurt Motor Show

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Raise your hand if you like functional small cars with grossly overpowered engines. Now that all of your primary upper-body appendages are above your heads, use your non-dominant hand to follow the jump and learn about Volkswagen’s latest fun-machine, the 2015 Golf R. Continue Reading...

2015 Volkswagen GTI Reworked, Gets Slight Power Boost

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Performance hatchback enthusiasts brace for impact! The 2015 Volkswagen GTI is locked, loaded and aimed at America. Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Celebrates 3.5 Million DSG Transmissions Sold

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Dual-clutch transmissions are becoming increasingly popular offerings by all automakers in the search to save every drop of fuel. But the auto-boxes have another benefit: not only do they shift faster than a traditional slushbox, they easily out-match your best manual-transmission heel-toe efforts. Combine those two qualities and you’ve got a solution that will please… Continue Reading...

Report: Volkswagen’s New Roadster Greenlit For Production

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British automotive tabloid AutoExpress is reporting that Volkswagen‘s long awaited two-seat sports car has been approved for production. Designers have reportedly stayed true to the Bluesport concept that previewed the car at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. The car is expected to weigh in at around 2600 pounds, roughly the same weight as a Mazda… Continue Reading...

Bugatti Veyron Documentary A Must See For Car Lovers (Video Inside)

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Since 99% of us will never actually see a Bugatti Veyron, we’ll have to make do with various substitutes; photographs, sound clips, magazine articles and the like. More incredible than merely seeing one in the flesh is seeing what awesome feats the Veyron can accomplish. Fortunately, a National Geographic doucmentary available on Youtube will let you… Continue Reading...
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