Automotive designer Khyzyl Saleem wanted to see what would happen if you merged the new Porsche 992 GT3 and Volkswagen Beetle into a single vehicle. The result would actually make most people look twice on the road, complete withe the bug eye headlights and large rear spoiler.
Now we don’t know if this hybrid mashup uses the 992 GT3 engine, but if so, it would be powered by a 4.0-liter flat-six making 502 hp and 346 lb-ft (469 Nm) of torque, mated to either a 7-speed PDK or a 6-speed manual transmission. What does that equate to at the drag strip? Well, the 992 GT3 is capable of completing the quarter mile in 11.5-seconds, but in the body of a Volkswagen Beetle, possibly much quicker than that.
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- Explore all the Porsche 911 features including the rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-six engine, working steering, gearshift, emergency brake and tilting seats
- Which will you choose to build? The Turbo model with its turbocharged engine or the Targa with a removable roof that can be stored under the hood
- The Porsche 911 Turbo model car features a wide rear axle, an integrated spoiler, plus a turbocharged engine complete with intercooler
- The Porsche 911 Targa model car includes a removable roof that fits in the hood plus the iconic Targa bar with rear glass behind the driver
Yup, this is the outcome of my next hagerty YouTube video, one in which my curiosity got the better of me. I’ve imagined what a modernized Beetle in the styling of the new Porsche 992 GT3 would look like for quite a while now, so figured, why not finally try it! It’s quite a fun process, for me anyway, the back and forth [of] trying to figure out how and where I want shapes to protrude and not. Super happy with the outcome,” said Khyzyl.