VW Beetle RSI
The Volskwagen New Beetle was a C-Segment car launched in 1997, based on the Golf IV platform but with a unique body design inspired by the original Beetle. Unlike the original Beetle, the New Beetle has its engine in the front, driving the front wheels, with luggage storage in the rear. The car was replaced by a new generation Beetle in 2011.
The fastest version of the model was the limited edition VW Beetle RSI that was only produced in 250 units. The car was fitted with a naturally aspirated 3.2 liter VR6 engine that procduced 224 hp (165 kw) of power and 320 Nm of torque, combined with a 6 speed manual transmission and the 4motion four wheel drive system. The car accelerated from 0-100km/h in 6,7 seconds and could reach a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). Other modifications included a racing inspired suspension setting, 18 inch wheels with 235/40ZR-18 tyres, and a Remus exhaust.
Visually, the Beetle RSi featured a unique bodykit with sporty front bumper with larger air intakes, flared wheel arches, extended side sills, 18 inch OZ Superturismo wheels, deep rear bumper, twin exhaust tailpipes, roof spoiler and a very large rear wing. Inside the car featured Recaro racing bucket seats, carbon fiber trim, billet aluminium inlets, rear cross brace behind the seats and orange leather upholstery.
VW Beetle RSI
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334 mm Ventilated Discs
256 Ventilated Discs