Thursday, October 14, 2010
VW Concept: Superspeed
Chopping the roof of a VW Beetle is no picnic, but as soon as the body massaging is done, the whole enchilada looks like something designed from the start as a slick speedster. The chopped windscreen and persplex side glass provides minimal protection from the elements. There is no provision for a top. None! Better bring a raincoat! A twin-hulled reardeck is designed to counter the aerodynamic turbulence left by cutting the roof off.
Volkswagen Concept: Superspeed was sprayed with a candy red epoxy paint, rubbed to perfection. A matching KAMEI-style front airdam looks menancingly cool.
Built for heavy-hitting circuit racing, Nuespeed adjustable coilovers replace tired VW McPherson struts and the Brembo brake upgrades are decades more advanced. Porsche 944 Turbo trailing Arms with koni adjustable shocks and same Brembo brake upgrades round out the rear. A blueprinted Eurorace 3.0 liter fuel-injected, Type4 engine, mated to a rare Berg 5-speed gearbox provide the juice.
Superspeed wears the latest Concept One 5 Spoke Rims with ADVAN rubbers. 19 inches front and 20 inches rear add teeth to this no-nonsense beast that manages to leave acrid white smoke while drifting.
Red-piped, black alcantara Recaro racing seats hug the driver, 3-point belts anchor him. Paint-matched carbon fiber deck combined with VDO gauges and custom carbon-fiber door panels and rollcage quickly clean up and lighten the interior. No radio is allowed as the sweet rumble of the massive flat four provides enough accompaniment.