Photo credit: Aldekas Studio
The Volkswagen Beetle is essentially a two-door, rear-engine economy car, with seating for up to five occupants, that was manufactured from 1938 until 2003. Over the years, its design has remained consistent, but Aldekas Studio had other things in mind for the iconic vehicle. How so? They used a fender as well as a few other parts from a VW Beetle to create ‘Bugkart Wasowski,’ or a small go-kart to be more specific.
Volkswagen officially announces the Mini-Camper, which is the Caddy Beach successor, and based on the completely revamped 5th generation of the Caddy. Some of the new features include an innovative bed concept that offers greater versatility, while technology inside the van is on the cutting edge. Love stargazing? You’ll definitely enjoy the 1.4-square-meter panorama glass roof at night.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles partnered with eClassics to create the “e-BULLI,” based on the T1 Samba Bus. Underneath the unassuming shell, the team swapped out its four-cylinder boxer engine for a new 61 kW electric motor generating 82 horsepower and 156 pound-feet of torque, mated to a one-speed gearbox that enables it to top out at an electronically limited 81 mph.
Volkswagen has set a new record at China’s 99 turns leading up to Heaven’s Gate, thanks to Pikes Peak driver Romain Dumas behind the wheel of the ID.R who traversed the dangerous road in a mere 7 minutes, 38.585 seconds. This fully electric prototype vehicle was designed as part of Volkswagen’s I.D. Project, and is the first electric racing car designed by the company.