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Volkswagen to offer Fender edition Beetle

Volkswagen worked with Fender, its stereo partner, to put together the concept Beetle shown at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. The concept had an iPod dock set into amp-like mesh, a tube amp, sunburst-patterened wood trim and a trunk-mounted sub you could plug your guitar into.

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We check out VW's new Fender audio systems

At the 2011 New York Auto Show we experienced the 400-watt, nine-speaker Fender premium audio system in the Volkswagen Passat, Jetta GLI and Beetle, the three models in which it will

Fender teams up with Panasonic for Volkswagen audio systems

Ask a car guy what a fender is and he'll point to the front corners of a car. A musician, meanwhile, will show you his guitar. (A sailor will toss a rubber bumper over the side, but that's neither here nor there.) But now the two are coming together as reports indicate that the iconic guitar company is getting into the auto industry.

Wide Load: Techart Widebody Cayman S

The Porsche Cayman is a gorgeous little coupe, with classic Porsche lines that would be near impossible to improve upon. That hasn't stopped TechArt from releasing its decidedly un-subtle Widebody based on the Cayman S. The add-on fenders add 8cm of width to the car, while also improving evacuation of heated air. Because of their ventilation function, the trailing edge of the front flares stand proud of the actual fender, creating a gap. It lo