Like the VW Beetle, it is a legend. The T1 Bulli! Even decades later, all hearts are still flying to the T1! And it doesn't matter whether it's the popular Samba bus with an unbelievable 23 windows or a "more normal“T1 sometime in the 50s or 60s. You know and love the Bulli. And he is always an object of desire in the tuning scene. No matter whether with over 500 hp six-cylinder from a Porsche 993 BiTurbo or as fully electric variant like recently from Volkswagen and the eClassics Vertriebs GmbH presented. We have seen countless interpretations of the classic and now thought of contributing our own. And here, too, the basis is a classic T1 which, however, has received countless "virtual" changes.
BBS LM LeMans forged wheels
The body is a few inches chopped and kept as clean as possible. In addition, it is equipped with an extensive widebody kit, a glossy white paintwork and a classic Martini foil. And in addition to the widened fenders, which incidentally house three-piece BBS LM LeMans forged rims with rim star in gold in approx. 11 × 20 & 14 × 20 inches, and the towering roof spoiler, the large air openings on the right and left behind the side windows catch the eye. And of course they have a very special reason. We put a huge engine in the rear of the T1. Namely the 650 hp twelve-cylinder from the Golf GTI W12-650 from 2007, which VW presented at the Wörthersee at the time.
650 PS and 750 NM torque
The engine also works in our T1 with bi-turbocharging and provides a remarkable 650 NM maximum torque in addition to the 750 PS. Enough power to accelerate to 3,5 km / h in about 100 seconds and reach a top speed of well over 300 km / h. At least in our head ... However, the engine and its stainless steel sports exhaust system are so generously dimensioned that we had to do without a rear apron completely. Similar to that like tuners like Vivid Racing, Dallas performance & Co. do. For the T1 we found this solution somehow cool too. And our T1 has one too Wheelie Bar installed, which ensures that the classic remains on the floor and the hinged rear window is now also permanently open.
new headlights with LED daytime running lights
Our virtual W1-T12 is impressively rounded off with a few small details such as the new LED daytime running lights in the typical T1 style, a welded roll cage or the discreetly darkened indicators at the front. By the way, our core idea was to build a vehicle that we could use if we operated an on-site workshop with tuning parts. Hence the “Tuningblog Car Parts” lettering on the sides. And that's why our T1 even built in a side door for the loading area. Due to the huge engine, the transport of larger objects will probably be hopeless. How do you like our T1 bus? Have fun looking at the pictures and the video and stay true to us!
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650 PS VW T1 Bulli with W12 engine and widebody kit!
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