Tag: VW Beetle

Maserati Mike And 7 More Excruciating Examples Of Awkward Unintended PR

If things had gone to plan, Maserati would have unwrapped its crucial Grecale SUV at an event in Milan at the beginning of this week. But they didn’t go to plan. Maserati instead decided to can the reveal in October, pushing the global unveiling back to early 2022 due to chip shortages, though the famous […]

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Can An Old Beetle With A Model S Drivetrain Beat A Porsche 911 GT3 RS?

You might have heard the old gag that 911s are just Beetles with a fancy body. Well, in its latest drag race video CarWow pitted a modern 911 GT3 RS against a 1972 VW Beetle. Except that it isn’t a normal Beetle. This example has had its old-fashioned flat-four replaced with the motor out of […]

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The Only Classic Car James May Owns Is A VW Beach Buggy That He Never Takes On The Beach

James May’s latest car is one you may recognize if you’ve watched his other program, The Grand Tour. Rescued from his trip across Namibia, the beach buggy is the only classic car May owns. “I don’t really like classic cars, to be honest, but this isn’t one, really,” says May. “It’s more of a deeply […]

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Cheeky Great Wall Patents Electric Beetle Rip-Off In VW’s Back Yard

Great Wall Motor’s ORA Punk Cat was one of the most memorable stars of April’s Shanhgai Auto Show, and not only because it was clearly named following a celebratory pre-show bender involving a dozen bottles of Baijiu. No, it was the retro-EV’s shameless cribbing of a classic design, namely the legendary Beetle, which had us […]

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China’s Great Wall Cheekily Patents Electric Beetle Rip-Off In VW’s Back Yard

Great Wall Motor’s ORA Punk Cat was one of the most memorable stars of April’s Shanhgai Auto Show, and not only because it was clearly named following a celebratory pre-show bender involving a dozen bottles of Baijiu. No, it was the retro-EV’s shameless cribbing of a classic design, namely the legendary Beetle, which had us […]

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