Somebody definitely invested a lot of time and effort into making this Subaru-VW hybrid look like one car instead of two. It may be weird, but at least it’s not poorly executed, right?
Feel free to disagree with that assessment, since both arguments make perfect sense. This car is just as interesting as it is ridiculous, which is why it ended up on reddit’s main thread for cars that tend to get mocked/ridiculed.
Instead of laughing at it, we’d rather try to find a purpose for it. The first question that comes to mind is which car provided the donor engine? The Subaru GL was front engined, whereas the Beetle stood as its polar opposite. Actually, the more we look at it, the more we suspect the Subaru’s engine endured, while the Beetle’s power unit stepped aside in favor of extra cargo room. Makes sense.
When it was whole, that Subaru still had enough room for a couple of rear-seat passengers. Of course, that would have been nothing compared to now – you can see how far back the rear seats are positioned.
Equally interesting is how the car’s builder chose to keep the two halves as original as possible. For example, they could have gone with four identical wheels, although that would have definitely made this ride less intriguing, at least visually.