Audi Prices 2012 R8 GT Spyder

Audi has announced prices for the limited-production Audi R8 GT Spyder. The car, which will be limited to 333 units worldwide, and just 50 in the US, will start at $210,000.

By John Beltz Snyder | February 01, 2012
Driven: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

It was a relief to see the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in person, and to see that it, in fact, lived up to its name, forsaking the cartoonish architecture of the last-gen “New” Beetle. With its flatter, longer roof, lowered stance, and upright windshield, we actually felt the instinctual urge to slug the nearest person in the arm. Some of the amassed Bugs were sporting retro wheels—and they actually looked great! Looking at the group of 2012 Beetles in the Volkswagen headquarters parking lot, we found it easy to recall some of our favorite driving experiences on the rainy, meandering coastal highway of central Oregon in our friend Luke Frels’s 1974 Beetle. Clearly, this new car was doing what it was meant to do, which is inspire an emotional response to the vehicle—a wholly welcome psychological manipulation.

By John Beltz Snyder | August 30, 2011
Automotive X Prize Winners Announced

Three vehicles were named Thursday to share the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. The X Prize Foundation established the competition with the basic tripartite goal of encouraging the creation of cars that achieve 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent) efficiency, produce less than 200 grams/mile well-to-wheel CO2 equivalent emissions, and could be mass-produced for the consumer market.

By Tom Martin | September 17, 2010
Audi Confirms TT RS For American Market

Audi has confirmed that it will bring the Audi TT RS to America in the second half of next year.

By John Beltz Snyder | September 15, 2010


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