It seems that Volkswagen is rolling out a new I.D. concept every few months, all previewing a production car arriving next year. In just the past few months, we’ve seen the I.D. Buzz, I.D. Crozz and I.D. Vizzion. Today, there’s a new high-performance version, the Volkswagen I.D. R Pikes Peak. As the name implies, this is made to tackle the world’s most infamous hill climb.
As charming and cute as classic Volkswagen Beetles are, there’s no getting around the fact that they’re not especially sleek, nor are fast. At all. That is with the exception of this, the Memminger Roadster 2.7. It’s a custom Bug built by a German restoration shop called Memminger. It’s low, it has extremely wide, pumped up fenders, and has been turned into a two-seat roadster. It almost looks like a Porsche 356, but bigger. And check out those sweet plaid seats.
To conclude a long week of news pegged to the 54th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we pass along the special salutation above.
And in case you missed it, here’s a rundown of this week’s Mustang items (and a couple from the days before). It was a busy birthday week.
The 2018 Infiniti Q60 Red Sport 400 is an absolute beauty in person. And that’s important, because, more than any other segment in the automotive marketplace, a personal luxury coupe has got to have the kind of attention-grabbing looks that can lead off a vehicle review. Like this one.
The Indianapolis 500 is getting back-to-back Corvette pace cars. After a Corvette Grand Sport led the pack last year, a Corvette ZR1 will lead this year. The ZR1’s participation means that it will be the 15th Corvette to pace the Indy 500. It will also be the 29th Chevy to do so.
After nearly three decades away from motorsports, Brabham is back from the dead. David Brabham, son of company founder Jack Brabham, announced in February that he has plans to return to Formula 1. In addition to a new F1 car, the company will be building a new roadcar. Two weeks ahead of its debut, we get some of the big specs and a single teaser image of the Brabham BT62.
We love driving the Ford Mustang. We’ve got one — a GT — in the Autoblog stable at the moment, and the keys to that V8-powered, rear-wheel-drive beast are highly coveted in the office. Some of us (well, maybe just this particular author) feel a tinge of guilt, though, when we fire it up and lustfully rev the engine. We can’t help but think of the fuel it gulps on our spirited commutes home. For those of us with a heavy conscience, it looks like we’ll be getting a greener offering in
Oklahoma-based Classic Recreations might have bit of a tainted history, but for the past few years, the company has been building some pretty sweet Shelby Mustangs using modern running gear and chassis packed underneath classic bodywork. The company has something new on the horizon. Later this year, Classic Recreations will offer officially licensed 1969-1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1969-1970 Mustang Boss 429 and 1969-1970 Mustang Mach 1.
AutoGuide reports that the coming Ford Focus ST will run with a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine producing 275 horsepower. This is a novel assertion for several reasons, the first being that it mimics a similarly unsourced rumor from one year ago in Autocar, down to the cylinder count and horsepower. Auto Guide leaves out the particulars about how Ford would coax more than 180 hp-per-liter from the L Dragon engine; Autocar’s 2017 article said the Blue Oval would rely on twin-scroll t
The weather must be getting nice in Germany, because BMW is testing Z4 prototypes at the Nürburgring with the top down. And we’re not sure if it’s the nice weather or something else, but BMW has also become more lax with interior camouflage. This particular prototype hardly had anything covered, allowing us to see the production-ready interior.