Streamlined CC Sport shows what VW can do
When Volkswagen launched its sporty CC in 2009 it went head-to-head with its own Passat, at the time a dowdy midsize sedan that was in need of a restyling.
Now, Passat is coming off a facelift last year to thin it’s body to blend more with the other mid-size sedans that sell well, Toyota’s Camry, Honda’s Accord, Ford’s Fusion and Chevrolet’s Malibu. So the CC, which VW calls a coupe, but is indeed a midsize sport sedan, stands out as a distinct step up from Passat, if performance and looks tickle your lederhosen.
CC is sleek with a swept-back rear window and trunk lid giving the car a coupe-like appearance, despite its four doors. Its profile is low and lean, so low in fact that I could stand with my arm resting on its roof and not even strain a tendon. Not many cars are this streamlined looking and the CC actually is more exciting looking in person than in even VW’s press photos. Continue reading 2013 Volkswagen CC Sport
Top dog in the car world kennel
When you’re top of the heap people take notice, and that’s exactly what the Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 is – top dog in the car world kennel. Autoart knows that makes it a prime candidate for a stunning die-cast model.
Bugatti is a French exotic car maker that has been turning folks’ heads with its designs since 1909 and now that it’s owned by the German giant, Volkswagen, it has the cash to turn out more world beaters, like the Veyron.
Two key facts: Veyron is the most expensive production car in the world at roughly $2.6 million and the fastest in the world at 267.85 mph in Super Sport trim, otherwise it’ll only do 253.52 mph. Slacker!
It’s also a favorite of those goofy Brits on “Top Gear.” Continue reading Die-Cast: Autoart Bugatti Veyron
Volkswagen Tiguan: Putting the Sport into Sport-Ute
Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed driving Volkswagen’s restyled Tiguan, a small sport utility with the emphasis on sport.
The silver test ute was the mid-level SE with 4Motion, a giant sunroof and a navigation system, so it started at a very un-small price tag of $32,480.
Thing is, for that price I can find a lot of fairly sporty utes that don’t require premium fuel, get better gas mileage and frankly have better acceleration than this I4 turbo unit, at least during normal driving situations. Continue reading 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion