Sunday, August 21, 2011

Volkswagen Concept: Jake

Volkswagen Concept: Jake was built out of an abandoned Brazilian VW sedan and patterned after the 4-door Rometsch Taxi, with a Volksrod flavor that is totally "gangster". Fenderless,bumperless, with the Wheelbase extended, It gives a menancing profile to go along with the rear split window, and the classic VW "W" decklid.

To give Jake enough horsepower to back up its tough look, 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 stocker to 2332cc. Other 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.

18 inch BRMs 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.

A close ratio Volkswagen Type 1 Pro Street IRS transmission, features a Super Diff, Aluminum side covers, Welded 3-4 hubs, and hardened keys.

Driving through the city, the deep House of color, Ultra black paint glistens from the fresh detailing, new HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions brighten the way, and four-wheel disc brakes and Koni shocks firm up the handling.

The shorter front and additional rear doors open butterfly style, revealing the jet-black leather Volkswagen interior. Black leather door panels and ebony German wool carpeting are perfect complements to the black exterior.

The split dashboard is home to classic white-face VDO gauges and updated with a contemporary sound system. A Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, makes sure that Jake doesn’t get lost on the way to the clubs. Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and the Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier keep the beat thumpin’.

The early split-window roll-up 3-fold ragtop is restored and opens to spectacular views of the moon and stars.

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