He Volkswagen Beetle It has been and will be one of the most popular cars ever made, although that popularity has not been enough for the German brand to give up its plan to remove it from the market. Last summer we had the moment of his farewell, but he still has countless fans who dare to rebuild the model on your own, resulting in versions as striking as this one.
A ‘beetle’ on steroids
The best example is on video, the work of Scott Tupper and his father, two ‘beetle’ enthusiasts who have built a specimen they have nicknamed “Huge Bug” (Giant bug). It all came about because they thought it would be nice to have a Beetle and not feel intimidated in traffic due to its size, so they decided to build a replica that was much larger than the original model, specifically a 50% higher.
However, they found that this increase in size would mean that the car would not be legal to drive on public roads. This made them reconsider their initial plans, though not too much, as they finally decided set dimension increase to 40% over the original VW Beetle. With that ratio established, they took their 1959 copy and digitized it using a computer. After the process was complete, they scaled up the various components by the set percentage and created templates to make the custom body panels.
The end result looks exactly like a factory ‘beetle’, but is huge compared to this one. The design so characteristic of the car continues in the cabin, although the creators have included some additional amenities such as central locking and power windows, as well as heated and ventilated seats. Plus, it features a module-mounted Dodge dials that drop down from under the dash with the push of a button.
Of course, they couldn’t increase the size of the Beetle’s platform, so they settled for basing the model on a dodge truck, hence its dials. They also outfitted him with a 5.7-liter V8 engine apparently manufactured by the American company. The car is quite impressive and its creators claim that many drivers chase them down the road to get a closer look at the monstrous ‘beetle’.
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