Prior Design & JP Performance Turned VW’s Beetle Into A Striking Widebody GT

Sep 15, 2021

Category: Rides

The developers of triple-A driving and racing game titles have increasingly turned to concept artists to deliver radical vehicle designs, with individuals like Khyzyl Saleem and Ash Thorp routinely being called upon to whip up highly imaginative, high-performance rides that can be driven in-game. And while the vast majority of these digital-only cars remain relegated to the on-screen world, this isn’t the case for the bonkers wide-bodied Volkswagen Beetle GT racer from Gran Turismo Sport, which has just been brought to life by Prior Design and JP Performance.

This new body kit transforms the new Beetle into the wide-body, race-spec vehicle seen in the popular racing sim, complete with the in-game car’s full aero kit which includes a redesigned front-end with a pronounced splitter, sharp, extending, Le Mans’style wheel flares, side skirts, a rear diffuser, and a massive wing. The two German tuning shops have also treated the prototype example to a host of performance upgrades such as dropping one of Audi’s turbocharged 2.5 TFSI five-cylinder engines into the bug which puts down nearly 400hp and almost 370ft-lbs of torque. Prior Design will be offering this suite of wide-body bodywork as a purchasable kit on its website, starting at approximately $7,000.

Purchase: $7,000

Photo: Prior Design | JP Performance
Photo: Prior Design | JP Performance
Photo: Prior Design | JP Performance

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