Volkswagen rallycross driver Tanner Foust and famous Porsche tuners RAUH-Welt Begriff (say that three times) have unveiled their collaboration design for a VW Beetle race car. Titled the Tanner Foust Racing ENEOS RWB Beetle, the car is sponsored by ENEOS Motor Oil.
This 2014 Volkswgen Beetle R has been extensively redesigned to add eight inches of width. Custom Motegi Racing Traklite wheels are 18×10 in front and 18×12 in the rear and have a one-off stepped lip. Several VW R-Line accessories were added and custom orange paint and blacked-out accessories give the finishing touches.
“I love the engineering that Volkswagen puts into its cars — they’re packed with features and very capable — and I love the stylistic cues that you see from tuners in Japan,” said Foust. “I thought it would be interesting to mix the two and see what you would get.”
“Many Porsche owners like the Beetle. The Beetle is a very good car and it looks like a Porsche a little bit,” said Nakai. “It is similar, but a Beetle is not a Porsche, so we made a completely new design for this Beetle.”