Jørn Tangen turned some heads when he took his 1971 Volkswagen Beetle called “1302 RRR” from his home in Drammen, Norway to Gatebil 2016. The Beetle’s powertrain consists of a 999 cc inline-four and six-speed transmission from a Honda CBR1000RR motorcycle. The engine produces around 175 horsepower and 103-112 lb-ft of torque depending on which model year it is. A chain takes the power to a custom housed Quaife ATB limited-slip differential. The transmission is controlled via a TransLogic Powershift system with a paddle shifter and displayed on a Koso dash. The Beetle uses electric motor to reverse. The car only weighs 1,433-1,543 lb (650-700 kg) thanks to about a thousand holes drilled in the body. Jørn plans on installing a turbo system in 2017.
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