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VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7

VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7
VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7

How does the idea of a sports car that looks like a Volkswagen Beetle grab you? If it does, you might be a customer for the upcoming Memminger Roadster 2.7.

This isn’t an official VW release. The Memminger Roadster 2.7 is a custom vehicle, the work of German restoration specialists Memminger and designed for fun rather than family driving.

As you can see, this is a two-seat roadster, with a hint of the Porsche 356 about it, but overall, a much bigger vehicle.It has an all tube-frame with MacPherson struts at the front and trailing arms in the rear, not to mention some pretty hefty wheels and tyres, which are 225-mm wide at the front and 255-mm wide in the back, mounted on 18-inch wheels.

Under the bonnet is a 2.7-litre air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that generates around 210 horsepower. So pretty nippy. Hold on tight if you are thinking about taking this for a test drive with your foot down.

VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7
VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7

Not that you can just pop to your local car showroom to take one out. The Roadster 2.7 is a custom job, so you will need to commit to buying before driving as far as I can see. The other question that needs answering is the price too, with nothing listed on the maker’s site.

I would guess that it’s a case of needing a hefty bank balance to consider one of these on your drive and in your garage. But if you really can’t live without out one, you can always drop them a line via the site for more details and a possible price.

Find out more at the Memminger website

VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7
VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7
VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7
VW Beetle goes sporty with the Memminger Roadster 2.7

Via Autoblog

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