Wide Body VW Beetle Shines At SEMA

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Wide Body VW Beetle Shines At SEMA

You’re looking at the latest crazy creation out of SEMA, a wide-body VW Beetle that’s designed thanks to some help from Tanner Foust and Porsche tuner RAUH-Welt Begriff.

Sitting eight-inches wider than the standard Beetle, this Vee-dub features some serious modifications that only the pros at RWB could provide. Known for their wide-body Porsches, the tuning company has turned their attention to Volkswagen.

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“Many Porsche owners like the Beetle. The Beetle is a very good car and it looks like a Porsche a little bit,” said RAUH-Welt Begriff’s Akira Nakai. “It is similar, but a Beetle is not a Porsche, so we made a completely new design for this Beetle.”

The hood features Tanner Foust brand logo, which shouldn’t be too surprising as the rally racer is piloting a Beetle for the global rally cross race series.

Inside the car features accessories plucked from VW’s R-Line including pedals and shift knobs. When it comes to performance, the company says “further performance upgrades are in development for the future.”

GALLERY: RWB Beetle at SEMA

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  • Jonny_Vancouver

    It looks like a giant pumpkin! Might I suggest a different color? …

  • Santos

    They missed Halloween by just a few days…

  • johnls39 .

    Don’t know where Porsche owners think this car looks like a Porsche a little which it does not resemble at all.