2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDi

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDi

You may already know that we’ve added a controversial Chevy Volt to our long-term fleet to explore what alternative drivetrains mean to the future of enthusiast cars. Well, Volkswagen challenged our assumptions and let us know that they were already building the ultimate combination of fun and frugality: The diesel-powered TDi drivetrain.

Project proudly supported by
VW of America
TSW Wheels
Revo/Stasis Group
BFGoodrich Tires

Latest updates

Feb
19
Feb 19, 2015
Goodbye Stranger

Our Beetle goes to a better place.

Jun
04
Jun 4, 2014
Our Beetle Visits Sebring

Posting some laps around the famed Florida track.

Apr
28
Apr 28, 2014
Racking Up the Miles

We rack up the miles in our TDI Beetle.

Apr
18
Apr 18, 2014
Fresh Oil for the Oil Burner

Our diesel Beetle gets similar oil to big rigs.

Apr
07
Apr 7, 2014
Race Day

We go racing in our diesel Beetle.

Mar
31
Mar 31, 2014
Tiring Choices For Our Beetle

We examine our quiver of Beetle tires.

Mar
24
Mar 24, 2014
The Beetle Visits Sebring

We drive 6 hours to see the 12 hours.

Mar
17
Mar 17, 2014
Pack Mule—er, Beetle

We load up our Beetle for the Amelia Island Concours D'Elegance.

Mar
03
Mar 3, 2014
A New Driver

We teach the fine art of using a manual transmission.

Sep
12
Sep 12, 2013
Solo Nats Recap

How did our Beetle fare in Road Tire FWD?

Aug
30
Aug 30, 2013
Solo-Worthy Brakes

Our Beetle needed fresh pads after lapping VIR.

Aug
28
Aug 28, 2013
Battling Sulphur

Motor oil for diesel engines is special stuff.

Aug
23
Aug 23, 2013
We’re Going to Solo Nationals

Our Beetle will soon be heading to Lincoln.

Aug
08
Aug 8, 2013
Testing Tires

Did stability control play a role when testing our BFGs?

Jul
18
Jul 18, 2013
Testing Tires at VIR

We're ready for some ultimate track time.

Jun
21
Jun 21, 2013
Hub Studding

Lug bolts are just a pain.

Jun
18
Jun 18, 2013
Resistance is Futile

We measure rolling resistance with our fuel-sipping performance car.

Jun
04
Jun 4, 2013
False Start

We were going to fit new, fat rubber, but ...

Mar
08
Mar 8, 2013
Sipping diesel, spitting torque

We add a VW to our green grass(roots) projects

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