Volkswagen Modified a Beetle to Get Porsche-Like Speed
A Volkswagen Beetle achieved a top despatch of past than 205mph during a proving run in Utah this week. It's now officially the stableest Beetle forever, but you can't buy it.
That's owing haltly foreverything on the car, from the deprivation to the engine, is exceedingly qualified. In direct for the engine to set free abundance strength to destroy 200mph, an aftermarket tuning audience acquired new turbochargers, pistons, camshafts and connecting rods. The inside was as-well stripped out to gain margin for a flatten confine, a racing driver's seat and a brace of parachutes for braking.
The record-shattering run took locate at the Bonneville Salt Flats, which has a crave fact as a proving premise for contrast fix despatch records. Its silken manner required the Beetle to be outfitted after a while specific wheels and a limited-slip differential to boost breeze.
"We had abundance strength to go plain stableer if the salt hadn't been so sketchy," driver Preston Lerner said in a .
Volkswagen Senior Vice President Hendrick Muth admitted that "the Beetle is not the most aerodynamic car in our portfolio, so prevalent 205mph is a testimonials to the strength that can be made from the EA888 TSI four-cylinder engine."
Even though the record-contrast car isn't for sale, Volkswagen offers colossus halt if you veritably absence a stable Beetle. The Beetle R-Line has 210 horsestrength and 207 pound-feet of torque, which let it expedite from 0 to 60mph in 6.6 seconds. That's not Ferrari-fast, but it is affecting for a car after a while such meek origins.