H&R Beetle Kahuna Share Comments Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello, The Beach Boys and long boards—H&R’s “Beetle Kahuna” project VW tastefully recalls the California beach scene of the 60’s, with a focus on contemporary performance and styling. Starting with a 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible, H&R added its street-engineered, height-adjustable coil-overs, which lower the vehicle 2-inches overall. This subtle modification not only improves the handling characteristics of the car, but also highlights the classic Porsche-style 19-inch Mille Miglia wheels and Kumho Ecsta MX 235/35 19-inch tires furnished by the Tire Rack, along with Power Slot slotted rotors. H&R TRAK+ wheel spacers and new H&R Sway Bars (26mm front, 22mm rear) conspire to improve stability and bestow the Beetle a taut, athletic appearance. Subtle theme graphics around the Beetle’s belt line compliment the gleaming black paint, and a Stinger exhaust system custom made by Supersprint exhaust complete the Beetle Kahuna’s ‘60s look. Inside, the stock Beetle seats have been covered with stylish and functional Wet Okole seat covers, which protect the seating surfaces from wet board shorts. H&R’s Beetle Kahuna. We can’t wait ‘til June! About H&R H&R Special Springs is a German-based suspension company that has been built on a foundation of superior quality, true performance and the best customer service. H&R has established a proven heritage of unsurpassed industry respect and customer confidence, all of which gives H&R the definitive edge in suspension tuning and design. All H&R products are crafted in Germany and exceed ISO 9001 quality assurance standards. H&R maintains a U.S. facility located in Bellingham, Washington, where additional testing and research are conducted. For more information, visit www.hrsprings.com or call (888) 827-8881. For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums to the left. For more photos of the car in this story, click on the link to our gallery at the right.