What do you get when you mix a Star Wars character with an Audi? Well we don't know either.
What we do know is that JarJar has taken this S5 Prestige to a level that we have never seen before. Instead of going with the normal APR/Unitronic tune, he boasts a JHM stage 1+ tune, JHM upgraded HPFP internals, JHM light weight crank pulley, JHM race pipes, JHM downpipes and xpipe. He also has installed an AWE touring exhaust and carbon SFlo intake.
We do mean joint...As in glued and bolted together. We are not sure what to make of this...how to call it? Lupo? Former/future Audi A2? Audi A3?
Well, long story short, the car underneath the heavy camouflage is in fact a Volkswagen Lupo. The front, borrowed from an Audi, rings included, makes the car become, as it owner calls it, the "Little Lord of the Rings". Riding on Porsche alloy wheels, go figure...The exterior of the car is, as you can see for yourself, hard to describe. What strikes us is the touch-the-road ground clearance which, to be honest, makes us wonder how does the car even get out of the garage... We can't really image it on another piece of tarmac than the one found on airports...
Imagine if you had quandaries over just which old VAG A4-platform boutique car you wanted to own—New Beetle or Audi TT. Just how might you solve this vexing dilemma?
Well, if you’re Canadian then you just roll them together and be done with it. That’s just what a Canuck named Greg Henderson did back in the day, creating the New BeeTTle kit to TT-ize Volkswagen’s reborn People’s Car. The kits apparently crossed the line as far as trademark infringement was concerned in the eyes of Volkswagen, and the German company sued Henderson’s Canadian bacon. There’s not much info out there as to how many of these BeeTTle kits actually were created—if any—but regardless, the seller of this one claims this one to be the first.
Here are a couple of photos of my 1967 Beetle, which I purchased about 11 years ago as a retirement gift.
Since then, I have thoroughly enjoyed improving my bug, and of course driving it. Hardly a time goes by when I have it out on the road that people don’t give me thumbs up, pull up beside me and throw compliments my way. It’s great and I love it. The wide whites aren’t of course period correct, but everyone seems to like them. A recent addition is a roof rack from Vintage Speed. I like it.
Just when you thought you've seen it all, here is something that you don't see every day. A BMW-powered front-engined 1973 VW Beetle.
The spot where the car’s original air-cooled flat-four used to sit actually is more than ample enough to accommodate a variety of other interesting boxer motors, but Joakim wanted to go for a more balanced set up. One that would allow the car to be steered on the throttle and be far more docile when being thrown around. So he decided to borrow a BMW M50B25 and then somehow managed to kill two birds with one stone. Supplying power as well as taking care of the weight balance by dropping the motor into the front.