Say what you will about VW Beetles, when someone bootstraps 500 horsepower into one and lets it loose, you listen. That's exactly what the mad hatters over at VWVortex did in a bid for the most ludicrous foreign import title at last year's SEMA auto show in Las Vegas. Unsurprisingly, they took home the gold — a briefcase filled with untold amounts of supercar schwag.
What's it like to drive? Just ask the blokes over at Top Gear
: "It’s a ruddy loon, is what it is. There’s a tremendous amount of turbo lag, that big Garrett [turbo] taking its sweet time to spool up. When it does, you’d better be ready, because the ‘Superbeetle’ is really, really fast. No quoted 0 to 62 miles-per-hour times, but considering a regular Golf R does it in 4.9, we’d suggest something in the region of low 4s." Epic.