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

VW Beetle Powered by Subaru EJ207

The 1972 VW Beetle below is being powered by a Subaru EJ207 from a WRX STI connected to a Porsche 964 G50 transmission. The engine is producing 350+ horsepower from 1.6 bar (23.2 psi) of boost. I have embedded the full playlist below starting with the first video. Source: BangShift

VW Beetle with Zoom-Zoom

This VW Beetle with a Mazda 13B NA rotary swap was seen at the Bug-In event at the Autoclub Speedway and did a mid 12’s run at the drag strip. Speedhunters pointed out how sleeper this thing is and I would have to agree. Source: SpeedHunters

VW Beetle with a Turbo 5.3 L V8

A member off LS1Tech forums created a VW Beetle which is powered by a turbocharged 5.3 L V8 engine. Boost is provided by a Master Power T70 turbocharger. The engine runs off a Megasquirt ECU and a MSD 6010. The Bug sits on a custom boxed frame that was made previously for a smaller engine. … Read more