The owner of this Karmann Ghia had previously owned a Porsche 911 and VW Scirocco S and enjoyed driving them very much. But life problems got in the way and he needed to sell them. Fast forward several years and now he wants to combine the best parts of those cars into one project. He would carry out this using a Karmann Ghia and stuffing a Subaru engine in the back. The project is called Basilari 306R and involves a full Mendeola chassis with independent suspension, CoolRydes roll cage and Wilwood 4-piston disc brakes. Powering the lightweight car is a 3.0 L EZ30R flat-six with a goal of 330 horsepower. That is connected to a hybrid Subaru five-speed reverse pinion transaxle built by SubaruGears. The combined weight and power should result in a great performing car, reaching 0-60 mph in 3.62 sec and quarter-mile in 11.18 sec.
That chassis is a beautiful thing. Wow!
It is. I can’t wait to see this project done.
I like it, you did a great job
Would it have been extra hard to put the 4×4 drive train in it?
Any updated on this car? Did they ever finish it? How fast does it go?
Since this article there has been work on the rear fender and suspension. You can read about it here http://www.basilari.com/category/buildupdates/
I just wondered if you ever finished this project?
I’m on the final stage of the my h6/ 6speed 66 ghia project.
I’ve used MS3 pro ECU…..hopefully it will start!!
If it is finished, do you have and photos???
Hi Scott. The owner is currently working on the custom dash.
Very cool build. 330 HP NA seems really optimistic for that motor though. What’s the build specs?
What is the weight distribution of this swap. Will the added weight and power cause excessive wheel stands?