1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain Update

1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain

Hoopie’s Hot Rods is back with new videos on the Pria Ghia project. The goal is to install a 1.5 L 1NZ-FXE inline-four and CVT automatic transmission from a 2004 Toyota Prius into a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia. In the videos below he discusses the work completed since part one, test drives the Karmann Ghia, … Read more

Advertisements

1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain

1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain

Hoopie’s Hot Rods started a new project series. The goal is to install the powertrain from a 2004 Toyota Prius into a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia. That means the little sports car will have a 1.5 L 1NZ-FXE inline-four and CVT automatic transmission when completed. This isn’t their first Prius swap. Their previous project was … Read more

Baja Karmann Ghia

Baja 1000 Off Road 1964 VW Karmann Ghia with a 1600 cc flat-four

This 1964 VW Karmann Ghia (chassis #6337581) was built in the late 70’s to compete in the 1979 and 1981 Baja 1000. It originally came from the factory with a 1200 cc flat-four but was upgraded or completely swapped for another motor for racing. Sometime between 2013-2015 the racing motor was replaced with a dual … Read more

Karmann Ghia with a Viper V10

I have always enjoyed the Karmann Gia design. But like a lot of early VW vehicles the engine power leaves a lot to be desired. Enter Blue Mamba, the 1967 Karmann Ghia with a 650 horsepower 3rd generation Viper V10. There is no way the factory frame could handle that much power so the car … Read more