Over the last few years I (along withe COTUmedia crew) have spent some time with the Volkswagen LSR Beetle. From the Utah salt flats at Bonneville, to El Mirage dry lake bed in California this beetle looks great and its fast. This beetle currently holds the land speed record for a beetle at 205.122mph. It did it with a modified 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI® gasoline engine. The mods were done by THR Manufacturing out of Santa Paula, California. I may have missed that record breaking run but I do have some great images to share from other runs.
Links to a few articles where more images can be found. FYI these are written in German.