13 Jan
A new production-possible version of the sportiest Beetle ever

Volkswagen just premiered its Beetle Dune concept car at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, giving a new generation of car aficionados the chance to see a Beetle with the old school “dune buggy” look it was known for decades ago. Essentially a Baja Bug designed for the 21st Century, the Dune concept […]


13 Dec
Bidding farewell to a pair of culture shifting vehicles

This past month two automotive legends ceased production, their spirits rising into the Great Pantheon of Iconic Cars in the sky. Two vehicles that defined terminally opposite points of the spectrum, different in pricepoint, performance, utility, powertrain, spirit… well, just about everything. Even the reasons for ending their lifecycle could not be more different, but […]


7 Jan
The pride of Sant'Agata marks its half-century point

A brief video highlighting 50 years of premier automaker Lamborghini‘s vaunted history — from its very first Miura in 1965 to the legendary Countach to the still unreleased Aventador Roadster. The Sant’Agata, Bologna-based company is nearly peerless in its endeavors, its lineage of firebreathing mid-engined V12s arguably the richest in automotive history. Many had fears […]


28 Jun
Design firm Lazzarini takes the Italian love one step too far

You may remember a few other car concepts where huge engines are stuffed into tiny cars (Nissan Juke-R, Volkswagen Golf GTI W12 650, Ford Fiesta SHOgun, Renault V6 Clio, etc), but Italian design firm Lazzarini perhaps took the idea one step too far with their Italian-on-Italian lovefest, aptly dubbed the 550 Italia. The vehicle, hypothetically, […]


11 Jun
The perfect chronograph for VW GTI drivers & aficionados

Celebrating 35 “Years of Thunder”, GTI35 presents a celebratory chronograph dubbed the Too Fast For You (or 2FAST4U for short). Made with the hardcore VW GTI aficionado in mind, the German-made precision piece sports a black watch face with the GTI 2FAST4U logo, scratch-resistant covering, segmented leather bands and comes in a white stainless-steel case. […]


17 Feb
Venerable German motorcycle builder plans a 2012 rebirth

Established back in 1920, the German manufacturer Horex built motorcycles known for their Columbus four-stroke engines. That was until 1960, when they were bought by Daimler-Benz who then proceeded to seize motorcycle production. But now the brand is back, getting some premier technology help from the likes of Rolls-Royce, Bosch and VW. Horex will begin […]


12 Jul
Celebrating 3-decade Volkswagen's dominance in sport compacts

Thirty-five years ago the first Volkswagen Golf GTI was released — and to celebrate the occasion, VW unveiled the GTI35 35th Anniversary Golf. And in conjunction with the anniversary vehicle comes a limited edition chronograph, encompassed in an XL-sized stainless-steel case that measures just short of 2 inches. The watch features citizen VD53 quartz movement, […]


8 Jul
The ABT Sportsline Beetle, err Speedle, delivers for VW

The world’s largest tuner of Volkswagen vehicles, ABT Sportsline, has just unveiled their tuned up remix of the brand spanking new Beetle. The ABT Sportsline Beetle, or Speedle, will come in a variety of levels based on the various standard Beetles: the 1.2 TSI (with standard 105 HP) will be increased to around 140 HP, […]