Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET Inline-Six Update

Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET inline-six

Earlier this year we shared a custom Beetle being built with a BMW E36 chassis/suspension and turbo RB25DET inline-six. Since then the project has made a lot of progress. The engine bay now holds new plumbing to support the built inline-six, Holset turbocharger, and coolers. They also installed a Bride racing seat in the cabin … Read more

1973 Beetle Body on a Porsche Boxster S Chassis

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

CarMaxx Classics located in Hirtenberg, Austria specializes in restoring and repairing classic Porsche and Volkswagen vehicles. The company spent two years building the Bugster 9.03, a combination of classic Beetle styling with modern Porsche performance. The company started with a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 body they installed over a 2000 Porsche Boxster S chassis and … Read more

For Sale: 1968 Beetle with a 2.4 L Ecotec Inline-Four

1968 VW Beetle with a 2.4 L Ecotec inline-four

This 1968 Volkswagen Beetle is for sale in El Centro, California for $15,000. Power comes from a 2.4 L Ecotec inline-four built and installed by Alpha Fab Industries using their swap kit. The company increased the engine’s output to 210 horsepower from the factory rated 164–177 horsepower. The engine sends power through the factory four-speed … Read more