Volkswagen kills a bug, future tech from a rubbery authority and Andy assaults an ostrich


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It seems not a single week passes without having to salute the end of another motoring icon. This week it’s the turn of the Volkswagen Beetle, which ceased production after an astonishing 80 years.

The boys discuss the iconic car’s notable achievements, how VW flogged an incredible 23.5 million of them, what comes next, and the real reason the German car maker killed its bug.

Later, Tony – the cane toad – O’Kane brings us up to speed on the latest projects from global tyre giant Continental. You may be surprised to hear that rubber is a relatively small part of Continental’s business and its development in the field of advanced electronics is really eye-opening stuff.

Also on the chat this week, Andy explains the principle and purpose of a new car press launch and the associated drive. But more importantly, what happens when it doesn’t go to plan.

It seems most motor journalists have been on a launch where things haven’t gone well but does that mean it’s an entirely wasted exercise? Tune in to find out.

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