Killing Machine: 1973 VW Beetle with a Subaru WRX STI 2.0-liter Turbo Engine

If you believe that even with its run-of-the-mill 44bhp 1.3-liter air-cooled engine, the 1970’s Volkswagen Beetle is a tough car to handle on the road, then you can only imagine what it would be like to try and control a Bug fitted with the zappy 2.0-liter turbocharged boxer engine from a Subaru Impreza WRX STi… To make matters worse, the German dealer who listed the converted Beetle STi on a Romanian car sales website called ‘Webcar‘ doesn’t mention anything about suspension upgrades. The description makes word of numerous engine upgrades along with Porsche-sourced brakes, wheels and other accessories. The Subaru Boxer engine is said to produce 282hp (210kW). But if you think that the 282-horsepower upgrade is the silliest thing about this car, then apparently you haven’t heard about the asking price which is €59,990 or around US$79,500… Thanks to Csaba for the find!
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  • Laz

    I have a 1966 beetle with 2.5 sti swap its super car fast. Check it out on YouTube lookup gtr vs supra vs beetle it does over 150mph its fast handles real good beats some of the fastest street cars out there