APR took a front wheel drive Beetle, added the rear wheel drive drivetrain from a Golf R, upgraded the motor, and here we are. They added a Garrett GTX2867R turbo which is good for 500+ horsepower but this car was tuned for 91 octane pump. How much power is it putting out? Well, no dyno is provided but it's somewhere in the 400's on pump gas which is how it was tested.
The result is a 12.6 @ 110.2 in the 1/4 mile with 0-60 coming in 3.9 seconds. This car is capable of much more on race gas. Regardless, this is a bad Beetle pulling .99g on the skidpad and weighing in at 3228 pounds.
A 500 horsepower capable Beetle with all wheel drive and a 6-speed. This would sell Volkswagen and maybe get you taken a bit more seriously in the USA. If you want more attention, build cool stuff like this. APR can do it. You can do it. Now sell it or at the very least give us a Beetle R already.
|2013 Volkswagen Super Beetle|
|PRICE AS TESTED||If you have to ask..|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front-engine, AWD, 4-pass, 2-door hatchback|
|ENGINE||2.0L/500-hp (est) /490-lb-ft (est) turbo I-4|
|CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)||3228 lb (60/40%)|
|LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT||168.4 x 71.2 x 57.0 in|
|0-60 MPH||3.9 sec|
|QUARTER MILE||12.6 sec @ 110.2 mph|
|BRAKING, 60-0 MPH||122 ft|
|LATERAL ACCELERATION||0.99 g (avg)|
|MT FIGURE EIGHT||24.5 sec @ 0.82 g (avg)|