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      At 1.5 million and up per car, I don't really...

      At 1.5 million and up per car, I don't really believe that they truly lost money on the Veyron. That is a sh!tload of money to build one car and the R&D costs, while substantial, yielded quite a few...
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      This car has literally been planned for a long...

      This car has literally been planned for a long time now. Whether it would ever come here though has always been up in the air. VW wanted to build the uber Golf and this is largely it. The Focus RS on...
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      Every version of the Corvette sold here has...

      Every version of the Corvette sold here has largely never been sold in Europe. "A" version of the Corvette is sold over there, but they don't get everything we produce here either. Likewise with Audi...
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      Yes. 3rd row SUV. The engine could fit in the...

      Yes. 3rd row SUV. The engine could fit in the Golf Mk7, but it would be very tight/require some "trimming" and heat would be tough to control from what I've been told. Still, the 3.0l VR6T is the V6...
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      I wondered the same thing. Shows it here at 1:20...

      I wondered the same thing. Shows it here at 1:20 mark or so...


      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5dpBRp0-_w
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      The motor is different and not based on the...

      The motor is different and not based on the Mexico built EA888. If Audi brings over a similar engine in one of their models, then they could absorb the costs to certify together, but as it stands...
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      This was in the pipeline a LONG time ago....

      This was in the pipeline a LONG time ago. Originally powered by a 3.0l turbocharged VR6. Packaging, heat issues and weight killed that option. I'm interested to see if they keep the wider bodywork or...
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      There plan is to expand quite a bit in the...

      There plan is to expand quite a bit in the future. Cool idea in an industry so steeped in bad habits and old ways of doing things.
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      Jason posts in these forums from time to time and...

      Jason posts in these forums from time to time and is a good guy - loves cars, animated and funny to talk to and a walking encyclopedia on various car topics both helpful and worthless. :D

      Nice...
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      http://www.carvana.com They deliver your car...

      http://www.carvana.com

      They deliver your car to you on a flatbed:

      http://www.vwvortex.com/jamie/carvana.jpg

      Got some press on it recently and actually decided to read the materials and look...
    11. 2.5 years later, yes. My guess with MQB is that...

      2.5 years later, yes. My guess with MQB is that VW is going to start doing what most of the other manufacturers do and not develop a completely new generation every 7-8 years. MQB allows major...
    12. The delay this time around was actually tearing...

      The delay this time around was actually tearing down half the factory in Mexico to rebuild and put full MQB support in. VW is looking to shorten the time to facelift to four-six months (down from 12...
    13. Not really. Delusional engineering exercises...

      Not really. Delusional engineering exercises aside (although in some cases we can argue they have merit in trickledown technology), Piech largely saved VW, Audi, Skoda and other brands in their...
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      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIe1KtfpDzw

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIe1KtfpDzw
    15. Better get those Hellcats while you can. The good...

      Better get those Hellcats while you can. The good old days will soon be over. :D
    16. A few different reasons. All of the car companies...

      A few different reasons. All of the car companies have offices in Washington D.C. to lobby for different things. Diesel emissions regs have been one of those things that some of the car companies...
    17. You should re-read the carefully written...

      You should re-read the carefully written explanations (particularly Jeff's) above again. It has nothing to do with no giving a sh!t and everything to do with the fact that all car companies have to...
    18. This. EU emissions standards change in 2017...

      This.

      EU emissions standards change in 2017 which coincidentally is the Golf VII facelift timeframe. The U.S. standards change earlier and don't coincide with the timing of the changes necessary....
    19. I will say you do get to a point where having at...

      I will say you do get to a point where having at least *one* car that you can drive that doesn't ride like crap, spit, pop, backfire, isn't peaky, loud, drones, or causes you to have watch every...
    20. Give it a rest...

      Give it a rest...
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