500 Horsepower VW Superbeetle by VWVortex

Dec 4, 2019

Category: Rides

Yes this is a new VW Beetle (not one of the cool old school ones), but bear with us for a second. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the iconic coupe, the guys at VWVortex decided to create a Superbeetle, one with 500 horsepower.

Getting to 500 horsepower from the Beetle’s 2.0 liter, four cylinder engine (sub 200 hp power plant) was no easy task. The crew stripped the motor down to the block, and rebuilt this thing using nothing but APR sourced parts (new rods, pistons, bearings, etc). A massive Garret GTX2867R Turbo was bolted to the manifold before some heavy tuning and new engine management system brought this beast up to the 500 pony mark. The vehicle has also been outfitted with all-wheel drive thanks to the VW Golf R donor car, an Audi TTRS subframe, and Golf R32 rear brake calipers. While this massive turbo takes a bit of time for the 2.0 liter to spool, the Superbeetle is still good for a 3.8 second 0-60 mph time.

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