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

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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

1971 Beetle with a Subaru EJ20

1971 Beetle with a Subaru EJ20

Although this 1971 Volkswagen Beetle is still powered by a flat-four, the engine’s displacement and output has increased. Instead of the factory German designed motor this little Beetle is now powered by a rebuilt Subaru 2.0 EJ20G imported from Japan. The engine produces 205 horsepower on 9 psi of boost from a rebuilt TD04 turbocharger … Read more

VW Beetle with a Honda CBR1000RR Engine

1971 VW Beetle with a Honda CBR1000RR inline-four

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 … Read more