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Giorgetto Giugiaro retires


One of the most influential and the greatest designers of the car world has stepped down from the Italian design house he founded.
 
If we were to enlist his works, we could fill tons of pages, know that it was him who brought the DeLorean DMC-12 to life, BMW M1, Volkswagen Golf, the iconic Lotus Esprit, Ferrari 250GT SWB, Ford Mustang Concept and numerous others. He designed lots of Apple product concepts, Nikon camera bodies.
 
 

Volkswagen Golf R 400

Volkswagen Golf R 400
How's 400HP coming from a Golf R, nothing that couldn't be done, eh? But, how's 400HP coming straight from VW and not aftermarket tuning? Caught your attention, good, here goes.

We have a 2.0L unit  which develops 400HP and 450NM of torque, how? Well, VW did changed the turbo unit, with a high spool one and reinforced crank case.

The unit is hooked to the 4motion system and a 6-speed DSG gearbox and it's enough to plow the car to 100km.h in 3.9s.

Volkswagen Golf R by ABT

Volkswagen Golf R by ABT
The new Golf R is fast, but why not faster, right? ABT tuned the car and it now runs from 0-100km.h in 4.5s, i repeat, 4.5s - thanks to a new control unit which pushes the 2.0L engine up to 370HP and 460NM.

On the styling side, there's new front/rear lip kit, new sideskirts, big wheels, mirror caps, eyelids and a new hatch spoiler.

Volkswagen Golf Variant with 4Motion

Volkswagen has suprised us with a new all-wheel drive system dubbed as 4Motion back in 2012. It promises to deliver full traction control to the car, even in the worst types of situations. It does this by successfully distributing power to all four wheels as needed. 4Motion will be featured in the new Volksagen Golf Variant which was reavealed not too long ago.

This AWD system will be included on models with the 1.6 liter TDI and the 2.0 liter TDI engines. The Golf Variant with 4Motion will average 4.5 L per 100km or 4.8 L per 100km depending on which engine you choose.

Sounds good? The Golf Variant 4Motion is available to purchase right now and starts at about 24,400 euro or roughly $32,000.

2016 Volkswagen Taigun

Here's VW's compact crossover which could be built by 2016. It will use "UP!" platform, a bit enlarged to fit the new built and it's main rival will be Ford's EcoSport.
 
The wheelbase has been extended by two inches to 97.2 inches, while the track widths have stayed the same at 56.2 inches front / 56 inches rear. Three-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines will be available, which will be combined to a standard manual gearbox or an optional dual-clutch transmission.
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Up! GTI speculative render

Speculative render of new Volkswagen Up! by Ivan Martinović - Seljakboy. 

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