Drive Wire for September 19th, 2016: World’s Fastest Volkswagen Beetle Hits 205 MPH

Specially-made VW Beetle LSR packs a 500-plus horsepower punch.

byThe Drive Staff|

Today on Drive Wire, The Drive reports on the news that a modified VW Beetle whipped up by Volkswagen broke 205 miles per hour at the Bonneville Salt Flats earlier this month. With its 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four cranked up to more than 500 horsepower and a set of wheels and tires designed specifically for high-speed salt flat duty, the Volkswagen Beetle LSR hit 205.122 mph in the flying mile, which VW says makes it the world's fastest Beetle. Check out the video above for more.