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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The world's biggest Volkswagen Beetle

Making something unique to be able to look different, still seems to be a powerful weapon for automotive enthusiasts in making an automotive creation. Because basically all of us will always be interested in seeing something unique, eccentric or unusual.
Richard and Scott Tupper of Wicked Concepts has built a Volkswagen Beetle that is 40 percent larger (on the left) than a regular one (on the right). (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2RFiQgE)
For that many ways can be done, this can be witnessed of the work of one of the American automotive enthusiasts who succeeded in making a replica of the 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible with a size 40 percent larger than the normal size. The big-sized Beetle used a license plate that says 'HUGE BUG,' was built by Richard and Scott Tupper from the Wicked Concepts, an automotive workshop at Gardena, California.

According to the builder, it all started from their automotive craze which then led to the idea to make something different to be displayed at an automotive event so that it can make people amazed while to see it.
The big and the regular. The VW Beetle at right has been made 40 percent bigger than a normal-sized version. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/37fvZUa)
This creative work began by scanned digitally the parts of the 1959 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible which was then enlarged 40 percent in size. The builder said, there are 3,514 auto parts that should be made in their metal fabrication workshop. And even the screws are made from scratch because there is no size-matched on the market.

Then the road-legal big VW Beetle was built atop an adjusted chassis of a 2010 Dodge Ram pickup truck. And its drivetrain uses a 5.7-liter V8 Hemi engine which is placed on the front. This car is really big with a total weight of around 6,200 lbs (about 2.8 ton), and the hood alone is about 200 lbs (90.72 kg).
Meanwhile, the inside of the car is made as perfect as the exterior, where there is one of the notable features, namely the instrument panels on the dashboard are made according to the original design but not work. Instead, there are digital instrument panels that drop down from behind its big dashboard when the driver starts the engine. And according to the builder, this big-sized VW Beetle can accommodate 10 people at once in the cabin.

In the making process of this big-sized VW Beetle, its materials alone spent about US.$15,000 and now is estimated to be worth $1.25 million. Wow!  *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | USA TODAY | STUFF]
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