The VW Beetle features a lightweight chassis. This chassis design can sometimes give this rather unintimidating car a pretty sharp advantage on a race track. With a proper know-how in tuning, you can really do a lot of things with the Beetle`s power-to-weight ratio. Because of this feature, the VW Beetle has become a car that many gearheads around the world loves to put high power application in it. In this video we have the perfect example of this awesome phenomenon. A very dedicated VW enthusiast decided to fit the Bug with a very powerful Chevrolet Corvette LT1 V8 engine.
This might not be easy, but everything is possible if you are determined enough. This guy sure was determined. Even though half of the LT1 V8 engine hangs out of the rear, this VW Beetle owner thinks it`s the best way to run his bug on a budget. The LT1 is fitted to a 930 Porsche transaxle. Now it can reach a staggering 170 mph top speed! This makes it the greatest V8 Swap VW Beetle we have ever seen. However, this build is getting a bit of mixed reactions from other YouTubers. Some even go as far as saying that it`s not correctly executed. Watch the video below and feel free to tell us what you think.
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