FRANKFURT – Volkswagen AG’s Concept R is a post-Piech car. Everything that follows flows from this crucial nugget of information. For whatever reasons, former VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech vetoed the many previous proposals by company designers, product planners and engineers for an affordable VW roadster. Instead, Piech promoted his W12 supercar, though eventually even the dictatorial CEO couldn’t present a viable business case for the mid-engined exotic. In the post-Piech ...
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