HPA Motorsports' Bad Bug

Click on the image below to read the article appearing in the January 2002 edition of Euro Tuner magazine

1998 VW Beetle

Specs:

HP: 330 @ 4,200
TQ: 340 @ 3,000
0-60: 5.4 seconds
1/4 MILE: 13.3 seconds
TOP SPEED: 160 mph

ENGINE:
2.8L 12v VR6, HGP single turbo system, HPA/HGP cast intake and exhaust manifolds, HGP T3/T4 turbo, HPA piping, HPA/HGP 3-inch T-304 exhaust with twin catalytic converters, expansion muffler, and dual 3-inch tips, HPA/HGP programmed ECU, intercooler, oversized 12v fuel injectors, sequential boost control.

TRANSMISSION:
VW 4-motion six speed transmission, VW Motorsport/Sachs race clutch, VW 4-motion all-wheel-drive system with Haldex coupler.

SUSPENSION:
KW Variat 2 4-motion adjustable coilovers front and rear.

WHEELS & TIRES
RH Porsche Turbo 18x8.5 wheels front and rear, Bridgestone Pole Position S02 225/35/18 tires.

BRAKES:
Hyperformance 312mm Level 1 Monobloc Racing Brake System

BODYWORK/LIGHTING:
HPA/HGP RSI front bumper with intercooler ducting, Aerodymensions rear spoiler

INTERIOR:
GT6 gauge pod, Autometer Ultra boost and water temperature gauges, color matched center console, door sills, and speedometer housing, Hofele Design leather interior package