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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi

A Swiss man named Fred Bernhard spent six years to turn his Volkswagen (VW) Kombi or T1. No kidding, he replaced the VW Kombi engine with the Porsche 993 engine and called the Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi.
Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi with Porsche 993 engine. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1IKURTa)
As reported by the Motoring.com.au on Saturday, May 16, 2015, with this machine makes VW Kombi is capable of spewing 523 hp of power with 756 Nm of torque. This car also has two turbochargers and paired with 6-speed manual gearbox. Not only the engine, steering, and the brakes was also taken from Porsche.
Rear side view of Volkswagen T1 Race Taxi. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1EdtQkZ)
Carbon fiber material was used to make the car body. As a result, the overall weight of this Kombi much lighter than usual. This Kombi modification has a weight of 1.5 tons. Its weight and performance is not much different from a sports car.
The plan, the gray, white and orange lines VW Kombi-engined Porsche 993, will be on display at the Wörthersee GTI Meeting in Germany, this week. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MOTORING.COM.AU]
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