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    2015 Beetle R model appears to be on the way, spotted testing - Spyphotos

    Excellent news here that a Beetle R high performance model is on the way. The vehicle was spotted testing as you can see in the photos below. The Beetle R is expected to essentially mirror the recently revealed MKVII Golf R drivetrain. That means a 296 horsepower 2.0 liter direct injected and turbocharged four-cylinder motor with a DSG dual clutch transmission mated to all wheel drive. This makes for a much more desirable Beetle model than the upcoming Beetle GSR.

    Bodywork changes are minor and the car is not as aggressive as the Beetle R concept unfortunately. Regardless, let's all hope this model comes to the United States and be thankful Volkswagen seems intent to produce it.

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    I'd drive the hell out of that! LOL

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    Starting to look like a Audi TT. But still a little more girly.

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    I like it. It sure as hell would surprise some people at the track with an APR Stage II upgrade LOL.

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    296HP stock + AWD = FTMFW! I kind of want one LOL. especially if they offer it in matte grey like this Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bigdnno98 Click here to enlarge
    296HP stock + AWD = FTMFW! I kind of want one LOL. especially if they offer it in matte grey like this Click here to enlarge
    Same here, way cool car.
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    Needs to look more like this:

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    It might actually. From what I was reading.
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    That's getting close to a Porsche rear-end

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mjmarovi Click here to enlarge
    That's getting close to a Porsche rear-end
    Smart move in my opinion. Which car did Ferdinand Porsche design first?

    I would seriously consider trading my F30 for this.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DFM Click here to enlarge
    Smart move in my opinion. Which car did Ferdinand Porsche design?
    Technically, both, as there were three men named Ferdinand Porsche. Click here to enlarge

    Dr. Porsche designed the Beetle first, with the aid of his son "Ferry". The 911 (901 at the time) was done by "Butzi" Porsche, the Dr.'s grandson.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by whoosh Click here to enlarge
    Technically, both, as there were three men named Ferdinand Porsche. Click here to enlarge

    Dr. Porsche designed the Beetle first, with the aid of his son "Ferry". The 911 (901 at the time) was done by "Butzi" Porsche, the Dr.'s grandson.
    Gotcha. Thanks for the history. My point was the beetle came first

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