I'm an unapologetic fan of the redesigned Volkswagen Beetle, and if I owned one, it would almost certainly be the striking yellow and black Beetle GSR. I like it even more now that I know about its crazy heritage.
When I picked up the Volkswagen Beetle GSR press car last week I didn't think much about the attention I'd get. I'd just driven in an Aston Martin Vanquish and, unsurprisingly, there were dudes snapping necks left and right at that tasty carbon fiber-rimmed beauty. The Beetle did even better.
VW goes retro again with the reincarnation of the original Beetle GSR from 1973. That yellow car had a matte black hood and bootlid, and 50 horsepower coming from the air-cooled boxer to rotate those "15 inch steel wheels as fast as possible. The new car ups the ante in the power department. Power quadruples (!) to…