Custom Beetle with a Twin-Turbo Audi V8

Stealth Beetle with a Twin-Turbo Audi V8

Jean Fourie has spent the three years designing and building the V8 Stealth Beetle at his company 3L Engineering in Cape Town, South Africa. Jean started with a 1965 Beetle body that sits over a custom aluminum chassis cut and bent out of five and six mm sheets by Vulcan Steel resulting in a 950 … Read more

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1970 Beetle with a 2.0 L Inline-Four

1970 VW Beetle with a 2.0 L ABA inline-four

Mike Speelmon enjoys time spent in his garage working on his 1970 Volkswagen Beetle. The Beetle is powered by a 2.0 L 8v ABA inline-four connected to the factory transmission. Mike’s original plan was to turbocharge the engine but he decided to keep it naturally aspirated. He expects the engine to make 115-120 horsepower and … Read more

VW Beetle Body on a Porsche Boxster Chassis

VW Beetle on a Porsche Boxster Chassis

Flat Specialities in BrĂ©hal, France specializes in restoring Volkswagen and Porsche vehicles. The company is not afraid of combining the two. They are in the middle of the project that involves installing a Beetle body over Porsche Boxster underpinnings. The Boxster is a first generation model with a 2.5 L flat-six that makes 201 horsepower. … Read more

The Racing Monster Called Bugzilla

Bugzilla 1970 VW Bug with a supercharged Ecotec inline-four

The Volkswagen Beetle’s design, weight, and abundant numbers makes it a popular choice for racing. Sean Mckillop agreed when he purchased a 1970 Bug five years ago and transformed it into the autocross monster called Bugzilla. Sean’s goal from the beginning was a street-legal race car with a mid-engine layout. This meant the factory chassis … Read more

Beetle with a Mid-Engine Buick V8

VW Beetle with a Mid-Engine Buick V8

This 1956 Volkswagen Beetle called “Berlin Buick” was built by Gary Brown of Browns Metal Mods in New York. The Beetle uses a reinforced pan and rides on a custom independent suspension with RideTech air shocks. A custom tube chassis supports an all-aluminum Buick 215 V8 that produces 250-275 horsepower and loud sounds through straight … Read more

1960 Beetle with a Turbo Audi I4

1960 VW Beetle with a Turbo Audi I4

This 1960 VW Beetle has been owned by the same man since the mid-80’s and spent a lot of work over the past 14 years tuning it into the beast you see. It all started when the owner tired of keeping the air-cooled motor going and looked for a more powerful engine that wouldn’t break … Read more