Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Back when we covered the NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill race, some of you wondered how in the hell what appeared to be an air-cooled VW Beetle could be out there on the track.

That was no regular Beetle, and it wasn't air-cooled; in fact, only the windshield is shared with the original Volkswagen Type 1. The Fun Cup Beetle is actually a tube-frame, fiberglass-bodied race car, purpose-built for the Fun Cup race series. The series started in Europe and has since crossed the Atlantic to our shores. Here's some in-car action from the 25 Hours At Spa:



A race-ready Fun Cup Beetle retails for $34,950 and includes a mid-mounted, ethanol-burning 2-liter Golf engine mounted to an Audi transaxle and making 150 horsepower. Seems like a decent deal for a full-on tube chassis racer, though we think more mix-and-match fiberglass bodies should be available. How about Renault 4CV, Nash Rambler wagon, Toyota Corona, and Moskvich 412 versions?
[Fun Cup]

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S

Was That A Beetle Passing The BMWs At The NASA 25 Hours Of Thunderhill?S