Thursday, May 20, 2010

Volkswagen Concept: Lemonade

Volkswagen Concept: Lemonade was built out of another abandoned Brazilian VW sedan and made into a Volkswagen "woodie", with a Volksrod flavor. Fenderless,bumperless, with the Wheelbase extended, It gives a hot rod flavor to the Volkswagen. Extremely popular among the Hot Rod crowd is the ultimate surfer ride, the Woodie.

Handcrafted wood panels built around a Volkswagen pan mimics the 1920s to 1940s Ford Wooden station wagons. Hard Maple gives Lemonade a lighter disposition to go along with it's bright yellow hue. Classic VDO gauges and updated with a contemporary sound system. A Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, makes sure that Lemonade doesn’t get lost on the way to the beach. Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and the Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier keep the beat thumpin’.

18 inch Porsche Fuchs-style alloys with 235/40X18 front and 255/45×18 rear Yokohama Advan AO48, single block with a race-ready compound provide fantastic grip. The front end features a CB Performance dropped spindle and the rear torsion bar was adjusted 2 notches to bring the ride height down to the pavement.

Giving Lemonade horsepower, a 200HP Type 1 Volkswagen engine was built bulletproof. It has full-flow oiling with a Maxi30 pump. 94mm Mahle pistons with A Race Pro 84mm crankshaft with Chevy journals and forged 1.4:1 rockers bump the displacement to 2332cc. Other engine go-fast goodies include a lightened flywheel, wedge-port heads with 44×37 valves, Dual 48mm Weber IDA carbs and a 1 3/4? merged ceramic coated exhaust. A close ratio Volkswagen Type 1 Pro Street IRS transmission, features a Super Diff, Aluminum side covers, Welded 3-4 hubs, and hardened keys.

Chrome Yellow paint covers what is left of the original Volkswagen sheet metal, new HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions brighten the way, and four-wheel disc brakes and Koni shocks firm up the handling. Black leather door panels and ebony German wool carpeting are perfect complements to the wooden exterior.

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