1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain Update 2

1971 Karmann Ghia with a Prius Powertrain

Hoopie’s Hot Rods is back with update videos on the Pria Ghia project. The goal is to install a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia body over a 2004 Toyota Prius chassis and powertrain which includes a 1.5 L 1NZ-FXE inline-four and CVT automatic transmission. In the videos below the builder explains how the Prius chassis/wheelbase was … Read more

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