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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Hagerty’s excellent “Redline Rebuild” series has been shooting timelapses of engine rebuilds and posting the result to YouTube for a while now and the weirdly calming process of seeing a dirty engine become clean is as hypnotizing as it is engaging. After six episodes covering everything from...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    Is it butchery or genius? Today’s Find of the Day walks the line. This 1971 Super Beetle kind of isn’t a Beetle anymore. It has a 400 hp Chevy small block, Corvette suspension and driveline. Not only that, but it’s a whole 9(!) inches wider than a standard Beetle. The ad says that it was built...
  3. Volkswagen News Blog
    Saturday, October 27, 2014 We have arrived in Las Vegas for the 2014 SEMA Show and to greet our Super Beetle for the first time. What a lot of you probably don't realize that I still haven't seen it in person yet. The last two and a half weeks were a blur and there just wasn't going to be time...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    We did it! This just started out as an opportunity to build a dream project with a Volkswagen. Hell, putting 500hp and AWD in *any* VW is something we, as VW enthusiasts, would all love to do. When I started this site 15 years ago, I remember standing around some parking lot checking out other...
  5. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen has just released their press release about the VWvortex Super Beetle project and other Beetles at the 2012 SEMA Show. Volkswagen Performance and Heritage on Display at SEMA 2012 VWvortex Creates a Super Beetle Project; Other Custom Show Car Builds Debut at SEMA 2012 HERNDON, VA...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  7. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  8. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  10. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  11. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  12. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  13. Volkswagen News Blog
    This article is part of a series of articles called the VWvortex Super Beetle Project. We are transforming a stock 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo six-speed manual into an AWD, 500hp street car. Our goal is to make the transformation as close to how an original equipment manufacture (OEM) like...
  14. Volkswagen News Blog
    So it begins... To get this project started, there are a few things that need to happen in a certain order. First we need to get suspension parts and brakes on the vehicle so we can take final measurements for the wheels. The initial wheel design is locked down, but we need to get final...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    So if someone were to ask you to build the ultimate Beetle (and telling them to just build you a 911 doesn't count!) it would probably go something like this: 1. Give me lots of power. A Stage IV upgrade to the 2.0T would get us 500hp while keeping the weight over the front end reasonable. 2...
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