The new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle is sure to be on many tuning companies list when it debuts on the showroom floors in September. It sort of reminds me of the Porsche Panamera when looking from the side, but it is said this design came inspired from the Porsche 911 GT3 RS, which was performed by VWvortex. Either way it is definitely a better look for the Beetle RS, since most of the owners of the previous model were female. It now carries that long lost swagger to attract the male tuning crowd and all the dedicated Volkswagen enthusiasts.
Starting off with a new wheel package, the VW Beetle received a set of VMR710 20-inch alloys wrapped in high performance Continental ExtremeContact DW tires. These rims have a 35 offset for an extra flush look with the fenders, and behind the wheels is a new Brembo Stage II brake kit. It consists of 14-inch cross-drilled rotors, four-piston calipers, stainless steel brake lines, and aluminum mounting brackets to hold it all together. The graphics on the Volkswagen Beetle RS have been modified with orange all around the car to match the wheels, while blacked out chrome stripes line the lower area of the doors and front grille.
For performance upgrades, the plan for the Volkswagen Beetle is to offer a turbo and exhaust package, as well as a locking differential. These haven’t been added to this particular model just yet, however once Volkswagen releases the series production model, we will see it go into effect. Stay tuned for this extraordinary car and what the tuners around the world will do once they can get their hands the highly anticipated Volkswagen Beetle.