The Volkswagen Beetle LSR is a 200-mph pocket rocket
Sporting a special variant of VW's 2.0-liter gas engine, the Beetle LSR blasted its way to 205.122 mph over a single mile.
Your average Beetle, this ain't.
The Beetle LSR was built for a single reason -- to become the world's fastest Beetle.
Its 2.0-liter I4 features new turbochargers, pistons, cams, connecting rods and modifications to the cylinder heads.
Crank output is somewhere around 600 horsepower and 500 pound-feet of torque.
All that power sent the Beetle LSR to a top speed of 205.122 mph in a standing mile.
The suspension is lower, the wheels are special units just for salt-flat racing, and the interior's been stripped and caged.
There's also a set of parachutes to bring the Beetle LSR back down to a standstill.
It's a far cry from the stock Beetle, which is limited to 130 mph and puts out just 210 horsepower.
Of course, with a big pile of money, you can build something similar.
Just don't try to top this speed record unless you're doing it in a safe and professional manner.