Originally, this Beetle likely made around 40 horsepower. Now it makes at well over 300.
Thanks to years of tinkering, people have figured out a number of ways to make a faster Volkswagen Beetle. You can do anything from converting its stock flat-four to run on Weber carbs, to swapping in an engine from the Porsche 356. But if you want big power, you’ll need the 2.5-liter turbocharged engine from a Subaru WRX STI. One such Beetle just showed up on eBay, and it looks about perfect.
At the time of writing, bidding is up to $15,000 with the reserve not yet met. Clearly, the seller put a lot of money into this build, so they’re probably not going to part with this Beetle on the cheap.