Throughout the years, a whole host of different impressive customizations for the classic Volkswagen Beetle have surfaced, and we think we might have just found the cream of the crop!
One of the most interesting projects belongs to a converted Volkswagen Beetle mini bike created by Brent Walter.
Walter has named his Beetle-bike the ‘Volkspod’. It is a small, two wheeled motorbike made from the fenders removed from a classic Beetle car.
Brent used four vintage fenders for each motorbike. He fused them together to make the structural body of the vehicle.
Powered by a 79cc engine, the motorbike handles very similar to a bicycle, if you can ignore the running motor inside!
Below are some mind-blowing images that show the bike in all its glory through each stage of the construction process.
Although the vehicle is small and looks as if a person would be too big to ride it, the motorbike is very stable and surprisingly comfortable
You have to give it to the guy, this really is an awesome project and an extremely inventive way to convert a Volkswagen beetle. Although VW Beetle conversions are quite common, this design just happens to be one of the most unique and bizarre we’ve ever seen.
Normally, it’s pretty difficult to spot a converted VW as the focus is generally more on functionality than how it looks.
According to The Verge, Volkswagen recently announced that they will simplify the process of converting gas cars into electric cars. The company has partnered up with German design firm eClassics, who will retrofit the vehicles, and Volkswagen will supply many of the core parts and components.
Early specification released the company state that the converted vehicles will have a range of about 200 kilometers or 124 miles on one charge, with an average horsepower of 80.