The Super Fast Volkswagen LSR Beetle

Volkswagen LSR Beetle

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.

Volkswagen LSR Beetle at El Mirage dry lake bed
The Volkswagen LSR Beetle waiting to run wild.
Volkswagen LSR Beetle
The Volkswagen LSR Beetle looking beautiful at sunset
Volkswagen LSR Beetle
The VW LSR Beetle is capable of staring any beetle down.
Volkswagen LSR Beetle
The Volkswagen LSR Beetle at the world famous Bonneville Salt Flats.
Volkswagen LSR Beetle
The modified 2.0-liter turbocharged, direct-injection four-cylinder TSI® gasoline engine
Volkswagen LSR Beetle
The VW LSR Beetle rest under a neapolitan sky.
Volkswagen LSR Beetle
The Volkswagen LSR Beetle waits on the salt at Bonneville
Volkswagen LSR Beetle
The VW LSR Beetle. Driven by Thomas Geiger at El Mirage Dry Lake bed in California

 

Links to a few articles where more images can be found. FYI these are written in German.

https://www.welt.de/motor/article159749883/Ein-Hoellenritt-im-schnellsten-Kaefer-der-Welt.html

http://www.autozeitung.de/auto-fahrbericht/vw-beetle-lsr

http://motor-exclusive.de/news.php?newsid=402516