In the crowded metropolis of Hong Kong lives a man who knows more about off-road vehicles than possibly anyone else on earth. He has raced the Dakar Rally, torn apart priceless vehicles just to see how they work, written a book called The 4x4 Bible, and taught off-roading skills to locals. His name is Victor Ma, and while you may not have heard of him before, he is the King of Off-Roaders. Type his name into Google and you’ll find the mysterious collector mentioned dozens of times in 4x4-related articles and forum threads, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find anything more. Despite being widely renowned in China as the foremost authority on all things off-road, Ma has remained largely a mystery to the western world. Until now. Meeting The King Last year, as my brother Mike walked to the subway, he spotted some cool vehicles in the window of a shop in Fo Tan, an industrial area in Hong Kong. Curious, he popped in and met a man whose enthusiasm for four-wheel drives impressed … [Read more...] about This Man Is The Four-Wheel Drive King Of The World And His Collection Will Blow Your Mind
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Une des stars de la fin des années 90... L'Audi TT Mk1 était révolutionnaire dans son style et exaltante à conduire, mais vous devez en choisir une avec soin. Voici comment.Combien débourser A restaurer : 1'000€-3'000€ Bon état : 4'000-7'000€ Etat concours : 8'000-12'000€ Tour d'horizon Praticité ★★★Coûts d'entretien ★★★Pièces détachées ★★★Accessibilité travaux ★★★Investissement ★★Désirabilité ★★★Parmi les principales lanceuses de tendances des années 1990, l'Audi TT originale a toujours l'air moderne dans le trafic d'aujourd'hui. Elle a fait sa première apparition en tant que concept du studio de design du Groupe VW California, et lorsqu'elle a été lancée en production en 1998 à Gyor, Hongrie, le monde le … [Read more...] about Guide d’achat
Heated Seats, NAV, Dual Zone A/C, SE PREMIUM PACKAGE, Turbo, Back-Up Camera, Keyless Start, Onboard Communications System. HABANERO ORANGE W/BLACK TOP exterior and TITAN BLACK V-TEX interior, SE trim. SEE MORE! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE Heated Driver Seat, Back-Up Camera, Turbocharged, Onboard Communications System, Keyless Start, Dual Zone A/C, Heated Seats Rear Spoiler, Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel Controls, Rollover Protection System, Electronic Stability Control. OPTION PACKAGES SE PREMIUM PACKAGE LED Rear License Plate Lights, Front Rear Park Distance Control (Park Pilot), Halogen Front Fog Lights, low-speed corner illumination feature, LED Tail Lights, 18' Disc Alloy Wheels, Radio: AM/FM/HD/CD Player 6.3' Touchscreen, Discover Media, USB input, aux-in and voice control, Fender premium audio system w/subwoofer, VW Car-Net App-Connect smartphone integration and interface (w/Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink), VW Car-Net Security and Service connected car service (limited … [Read more...] about 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
Tweet TweetVolkswagen unwrapped the Beetle Convertible R-Line at the Chicago Auto Show last week. The open-top German model receives the R-Line package, a feature which is also available for the bigger brother Touareg SUV. The new package brings larger 19-inch alloy wheels, LED daytime running lights, special R-Line badges and bi-xenon headlights. Inside, you will find several goodies such as leather seats, a new Fender Premium Audio system, satellite navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel and aluminum pedals. On the features list you also find new door trim, a redesigned dashboard but also a start button and keyless access. “Paired with the Beetle Turbo’s sport-tuned suspension, the combination gives more dynamic driving characteristics,” adds the German carmaker. Pricing and availability details on the VW Beetle Convertible R-Line for the U.S. market will be released closer to its launch date. … [Read more...] about Volkswagen unveils new Beetle Convertible R-Line in the U.S.
It certainly looks like a fine summer fashion accessory. The Beetle Cabriolet looks like it can only be sold to younger people with (female) long, glossy hair and (male) perfectly groomed hipster beards. Naturally they all laugh at the landscape, each other, every passing road sign, with their perfect white teeth. Oddly, given its dimensions and pretensions, the better models all have small engines, like the 1.2-litre petrol unit. This little turbocharged engine has enough get up and go and works well with the slick six-speed manual box. The 1.4-litre turbo engine is better still, but the 1.2 is adequate. We’d probably steer clear of the 2.0-litre diesel choice since along with lots of torque and more power it also produces a fair amount of expensive noise and vibration, and only having a five-speed manual with it doesn’t help either. The commitment to smaller engines shows up as a good bet when you try cornering reasonably hard. It’s a convertible, and there really … [Read more...] about First look: VW Beetle Cabriolet
2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune in Sandstorm Yellow Metallic (a $250 option) 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Class: Sporty/Performance Car Miles driven: 230 Fuel used: 8.1 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 28.4 mpg CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortB Power and PerformanceB- Fit and FinishB Fuel EconomyB+ ValueB Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyB Tall GuyB Driving mix: 50% city, 50% highway EPA-estimated fuel economy: 26/34/29 (city/highway/combined) Base price: $26,790 (not including $850 destination charge) … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2018 Volkswagen Beetle Dune