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Das (Fastest) Auto: Volkswagen’s World’s 10 Fastest Models

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Volkswagen has a reputation for being cars that are both fun and frugal. Sometimes they can even be quite luxurious. But when it comes to high performance and sports cars, VW doesn’t always get all the respect it deserves. That’s why we’re here to set the record straight, to offer a list of some of the finest and fastest Volkswagen cars (and trucks) of all time.

Now, we didn’t add every single VW-badged performance machine to this list – you do have errands to run eventually, after all. And some of the classic models might not be absolute road-burners compared to today’s sports cars. But, remember, for their time they didn’t need to make any excuses in the face of the competition. In fact, the engine found in the early-1990s Corrado VR6 would eventually be re-engineered for use in cars from the likes of Bentley and Bugatti. Yes, that Bugatti!

So sit back, but don’t relax too much. Because these VWs are about to get your pulse racing!

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