Karmann Ghia with a Turbo 2989 cc Flat-Four

Karmann Ghia with a Turbo 2989 cc Flat-Four

This Karmann Ghia came from the factory with either a 1200 cc or 1300 cc air-cooled flat-four that made between 34-49 horsepower and 60-69 lb-ft of torque. The largest Type 1 flat-four VW made was a 1600 cc and could only be increase to 2276-2322 cc with a lot of grinding inside the case resulting … Read more

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