Electric Original Beetle – 9.51 Quater-Mile

For his YouTube channel, Fully Charged, Robert Llewellyn profiles the latest developments in EV technology. And in his latest episode, he meets up with two British brothers that have stuffed a massive electric motor inside of a fully drag-prepped Beetle body, and the results are electric (terrible pun fully intended).


It’s really cool to see the EV game stepping up and teaching the combustion engines a thing or two in going fast. And, having seen an all-electric dragster go down the strip myself, I can tell you that it is a downright eerie experience seeing something going that fast with barely a whir coming out from under the hood.



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The 21st Century Beetle NY Reveal

The wait is finally over: the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle has arrived. This exclusive footage, shot April 18 at the New York City Reveal Event, offers a first glimpse at an automotive and cultural icon, reinvented.

The Beetle story began in the United States in 1949; the 2012 Beetle continues that story for a new generation. Redesigned for only the second time in history, the all-new Beetle is a modern interpretation of the iconic Beetle design, complete with enhanced performance and fun-to-drive dynamics that define the Volkswagen driving experience.

German-engineered with no compromises, the 2012 Beetle offers the dynamic, fun-to-drive handling that defines the Volkswagen driving experience. In addition to a sportier, retro look, the 2012 Beetle will offer such now-expected amenities as Bluetooth, touch-screen radio, branded audio systems, navigation and ambient lighting. It also offers premium options such as an available panoramic sunroof, Fender Premium audio system, 18- or 19-inch wheels, keyless access and more.


Full Article is here at VW BEETLE BLOG