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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 powertrain. The wild creation weighs 1098 kg (2420 lb) and features a mid-engine 3.2 L M96 flat-six making 266 horsepower and six-speed manual transaxle, modern independent suspension, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes.

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

1973 Beetle with a Porsche Boxster chassis and powertrain

Source: Bugster.at and Bugster FB page

5 thoughts on “1973 Beetle Body on a Porsche Boxster S Chassis”

  1. Awesome, I can appreciate the time and talent that go into a project like this. Love the Boxster/ Caymen platforms ,and have rebuilt almost everything mechanical in my 97 ,purchased new ,few suspension and engine mods!

  2. Hi, I think it’s like a 12” wheelbase difference and probably a width difference too. How did you compensate? Check out the Batmobile I built from scratch on Instagram @ burmastersbeer πŸ‘

    1. IIRC there is only about 3 inches difference in wheelbase, Porsche is longer, and the beetle rear track is close(wider) enough to work fine.

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