Volkswagen Bugster was revealed

Volkswagen Bugster was revealed

The highly anticipated al-new 21st century Beetle model from Volkswagen is getting closer and closer to its unveiling. Until then, our attention was caught by a very different kind of bug. Taking a closer look at the images in the gallery below, an experienced eye would notice that the vehicle is not actually a Volkswagen Beetle, but a Porsche Boxster in disguise, and thus the "Bugster" name resulted. The pictures particularly reveal a 142 mph Beetle on top of a Boxster chassis and running gear. Officially, the vehicle appears to have been registered as a Porsche Boxster S with a modified structure. Regarding the powertrain, a six-speed Boxster gearbox is coupled with a 6-cylinder Boxster engine that delivers 270HP at 6,250 rpm, thanks to the ECU tuning, exhaust and increasing performance manifold. Only 5.0 seconds are necessary to achieve the sprint from 0 to 62 mph. A 1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1303 S body houses the powertrain, while the frame belongs to that of a 2000 Porsche Boxster S. The Bugster offers its public a special visual aspect, enhanced by the hand-made specials in their original appearance, running boards and rear bumper, as well as the fenders. However, there were some modifications applied to the vehicle. The curb weight of the car is of 1.098 kilos and it is finished in a Lamborghini-specific Grigio Telesto Metallic color. Its length measures 4,110 mm, its width 1,800 mm and the height reaches 1,440 mm. Its fuel consumption is of about 9 l/100km, translated into 26 mpg.