Europe's Golf GTD should look pretty much the same as the GTI. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of months, you’re likely aware Volkswagen won’t be wasting any time with the Golf 8’s rollout as four performance versions will be launched in 2020. Some have already been confirmed for the U.S., such as the GTI and R, while the availability of other variants such as the GTI TCR and GTD is uncertain. The latter is highly unlikely to be sold stateside where diesel engines are few and far between, while the former is unclear whether it will join the range at some point. A new rendering created by Kolesa.ru envisions what will surely become the most successful version of the Golf’s performance quartet, the Grand Touring Injection. We’ve seen plenty of spy shots with the front-wheel-drive hot hatch carrying very little camouflage, so it’s not that hard to imagine how the GTI Mk8 is going to look like once … [Read more...] about 2021 VW Golf GTI Imagined In Highly Plausible Rendering
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Reviewing a busy Thursday around the world of golf, with Scottish players going well in Mauritius while Paul Casey enjoyed an encouraging start Down Under ... Forrest in five-way tie at the topGrant Forrest fired an opening 66 to get into a five-man share of the lead after the first round of the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the Heritage Golf Club.The Scot got off to a hot start on the 10th as he holed from 50 feet for his first of three straight birdies and, after he gave a shot back at the 13th, he provided the ideal response with an eagle at the long 15th. Forrest went on to make three more birdies while dropping one further shot on the front nine as he closed on six under par alongside Brandon Stone, Rasmus Hojgaard and French pair Benjamin Hebert and Romain Langasque."The game is getting there," said Forrest, who posted a top seven finish in Mauritius last year. "We've done a lot of work over the past few months and it's been a bit of a struggle on the golf course but we're … [Read more...] about A review of the golfing action in Mauritius, Australia and Kenya
2018 Audi RS3 Score Details DT Editors' Choice “Frisky, fresh, and downright fun, the 2018 Audi RS3 is our favorite RS yet.” Surging torque Huge bite, zero-fade braking Smooth, snappy shifts Tractable performance on the daily Some interior cheapness feels out of place for its $55K price tag Cramming absurd amounts of power into compact automobiles is an art form. Thanks to Volkswagen’s pioneering work with the Golf GTI, the hatchback body style is the most common vessel for these engineering experiments. Something about the blend of utility and performance gets the modern car enthusiast all riled up. Though hot hatch love is universal, Americans have historically been overlooked by European and Japanese automakers. When jealousy got the better of us, we’d find the nearest V8 muscle car and rip a burnout; alas, it was only a short-term solution. Then, what felt overnight, manufacturers began shipping their … [Read more...] about 2018 Audi RS3 review
Sony WF-1000XM3 review: Still superb, but no longer unique Score Details DT Editors' Choice “The WF-1000XM3 are a groundbreaking pair of fully wireless earbuds.” Awesome sound and call quality Fantastic battery life Great noise canceling Compelling app-based features Comfortable fit No water-resistance A bit bulky For years, we’ve considered Sony one of our favorite headphone makers in the game, with its noise-canceling WH-1000XM3 (and their two predecessors) perennially topping our list of the best headphones, and earning editor’s choice honors. When Sony announced its new true wireless earbuds, equipped with the same amazing noise-reduction tech the company has packaged inside its award-winning over-ears, we paid attention. The new WF-1000XM3 earbuds are everything we had hoped for, offering substantial noise-canceling, great fidelity, and the same great app-based features we have loved from … [Read more...] about Sony WF-1000XM3 review: Still superb, but no longer unique
The petrol-electric family SUV, which has been a huge sales hit since its launch in May, beat a quality field of finalists selected from dozens of new models launched in 2019. News Corp Australia motoring editor Richard Blackburn says the RAV4 Hybrid “could become a watershed car for the industry”. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has been crowned the 2019 News Corp Car of the Year.Source:Supplied “It’s the first SUV to offer hybrid tech at an affordable price,” Blackburn says. “It’s guilt-free family motoring — saving the planet without breaking the bank.” The RAV4 triumphed after an exhaustive eight-week testing process, in which the best three cars in seven categories were pitted against each other to come up with the finalists. Three SUVs, a sedan, a hatchback, a sports car and a ute greeted judges for the final testing, held over two days. Judges assessed the cars against several criteria: value for money, performance, design, … [Read more...] about Car of the Year: Australia’s best new car revealed
Danielle drives a manual Honda Fit—a good car! But it’s getting worn out and is no longer ideal for hauling two kids around. She is feeling some pressure to get something “more responsible” but doesn’t want to give up the stick shift life. What car should she buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy ? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars. ) Advertisement Here is the scenario: Is there a phenomenon when you are a completely competent and independent adult, until you have kids, and then your parents start treating you like a teenager again? Just me? Despite the fact that, when I was kid, my parents hauled me around in a 1965 Porsche 911 with no seatbelts (my dad belted me in with tie downs. Ah the ‘80s), an old Mercedes from the junkyard that my mom could only start by beating the carburetor with her clog, and a 1970s Rivera that may or may not have had a back seat (I can’t remember), my parents have been all … [Read more...] about I Need A Responsible Family Car With A Manual Transmission! What Should I Buy?