Beetle: 0-60 in 5 Seconds with Porsche Engine
Demonstrating that funds and craftspeople can edge the bounds of what is possible, currently up for purchase is a 2000 Porsche Boxster S with a Volkswagen Beetle exterior.
Schroeder Classics presents the car designed and crafted by Carmaxx Classics, a company renowned for its Porsche tuning specs based out of Austria. This vehicle has only been motorized for two years and raked up less than 2,000 kilometers (1,234 miles) on the odometer since then in 2013. It has taken two whole years to complete this Beetle with Porsche machinations, now it needs a better home.
The construct may appear similar to a VW Beetle minus the Porsche rims (in several pictures), though the skeleton and engine are sourced from the Stuttgart-based manufacturer’s sports automobile. It is reported to be officially recognized as a reworked Porsche Boxster S.
VW Beetles fitted with Porsche components are not an uncommon sighting. Nevertheless, what makes this particular car unique is its 3.2-litre M96 flat-six engine situated in the middle. Modifications, including optimization of the control unit, increase its power by a remarkable 270 hp. The seller also mentions that the adjustable sports suspension system gives it even more of a Porsche performance feel.
The Beetle boasting Porsche potency makes a good claim for 0-60 mph in five seconds, and as a result can get up to 250 km/h (155 mph).
Something that marks this special Porsche 993, is the new Toyo semi-slick tyres paired with 8.5-inch and 9-inch Porsche rims. In addition, it features a 6-gear manual transaxle, genuine Porsche ABS brakes, side skirts, running boards, and a Superspring exhaust system.
The 2000 Porsche Boxster S with Beetle-inspired facade has a sell price of €195,000, which, at the current exchange rate, translates to over $210,000. You could purchase the high-end Porsche 718 GT4 RS and still save approximately $40,000. For those that are keen on this original build, keep in mind that it is located in Stuttgart, Germany.