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 flanked by a custom shifter made using a Weisco piston from a KTM. The front suspension was pulled to weld the wheel arches before being rebuilt with new parts. View more photos and follow the progress on the project’s FB page.

Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET inline-six

Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET inline-six

Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET inline-six

Custom VW Beetle with a RB25DET inline-six

Source: Rb25 Beetle Project FB page

One Comment

  1. Glenn Shoemaker

    I was reading about this VW with an in line 6 motor in it. I think that is fantastic. I thought I was crazy when I was younger putting a 944 porsche in mine. It took me a little thinking on getting in but it worked.

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