When we were at the Das Autoshow, and saw the unveiling of the new Beetle, the one question we had was “When will the two-litre arrive?”. Well, that time has arrived now, because Volkswagen Group Malaysia (VGM) has just announced the launch of the Beetle 2.0 TSI.
While most try to come out with a simple and direct car club name in symbolizing themselves, these lot does not bother to do so. With a wide range of retro cars dating far back to the 60’s, they simply called themselves as the “Backwheels Bitches”, which upon the first time hearing it gives no clue whatsoever on what kind of car club this is.
Some might consider a Lamborghini Murcielago as being a very rare machine over here, or even a Ferrari 599 GTO. Yes, while those are some rare specimens rolling in Malaysia, there are some that we had ever even thought existed. Those that are usually seen in the Land of Stars and Stripes with their gas-guzzling V8s, rumbling down the streets. And at last weekend, some of those machines got a chance to get a whiff of fresh air at the recent Art of Speed held at Solaris Dutamas.
And what makes this “Art of Speed” stand out from the others is through their “Kustom Kulture” theme that features a wide range of cars and motorcycles (especially motorcycles) being custom-built into something that almost resembles a work of art, besides of being the first-ever of such event to take place on our shores.
New details on the next-generation Volkswagen Beetle have leaked out. Car Magazine is reporting that the 2011 VW Beetle was going to be split up into two models. But now the German manufacturer has decided on a new path. Read the rest of this entry »
One way or another, many people love the VW Beetle, although most just can’t get over its ‘cute’ and feminine styling. Knowing this well, the new Beetle will attempt to deviate from the ‘chick car’ image attached to it in the previous years. VW designers have been ordered to create a sportier, more modern and sleek style for the next-gen Beetle. Read the rest of this entry »
Can you believe the new VW Beetle is already ten? It has been around since 1998 but was originally unveiled as a design study car called “Concept 1” at the North American International Auto Show in 1994. Read the rest of this entry »