This Beetle was at 2014 Desert Speedweek Hakskeen pan and did a GPS 215Km/h and I missed the Traps as the track was turned around and I did not understand the marshals initial instructions.
But then ran straight after that. I managed to do an official 206Km/h with a warm motor and intercooler.
It was a serious challange to do this speed; 215Km/h in a Beetle but then on sand it was even higher risk as the track
was quite ridden out by the time we arrived at Speedweek.
With that I also used a set of chrome molly side shafts to handle the power
I have had engine failure when the guys were tuning the motor for some more power on the Dyno and removed the Golf motor and started with the 13B rotary Turbo conversion with a charge cooler system and bridge ported and hybrid small turbo to bring power in at low rpm
One of the reasons I have gone the rotary route is the 9000-11000 RPM of the rotary and seeing this bug is built specifically for Speedweek on the Hakskeen Pan and All Tar as well as to do the 800 and 1Km challenges at ODI the aditional RPM I will be having, will only help with top speed
My aim is to try and break a 250Km/h speed with the new Bloodhound LFB project and that will be my challenge
Ongoing project where we are upgrading the engine from a VW Golf Turbo to a Mazda Rotary Turbo. Exciting times.