The V8stealthbeetle was originally intended to be a one off personal project car for engineer Jean Fourie. With the interest created by our youTube channel along with the decision to design and fabricate our own unique high quality (5182) aluminium chassis we decided to build these bespoke vehicles to order. We also decided to offer just the chassis and components to allow like minded petrolheads around the globe to fulfil their childhood dreams of building their own mid engined V8 powered VW Bug. By adapting the chassis to accept the Chevrolet LS3 6.2 litre crate engine we now have a recipe that any V8 fan will enjoy driving or building.

4 levels of completion, so, whether you want a turn-key vehicle delivered to your door, or the welded chassis and several boxes of components ready for you to assemble, OR options in between, we’ve got you covered – here are the details.

50% deposit secures any of our vehicles, with the balance due before shipping. Lead time depends on availability but is approx 9-12 months for a full vehicle and 4-6 months for a chassis and components. Shipping and import/customs duties are for your account.

 

01

FULL VEHICLE

Ready to drive, this complete vehicle boasts a Chevy LS3 6.2l V8 with a Getrag 6 speed manual transmission. By using OEM key components from a BMW M5, like suspension and brakes along with the donor vehicle’s original VIN number, roadworthy shouldn’t be an issue. (If you are concerned, contact us for clarity on your country or State’s roadworthy specifics). Your vehicle will be unique, personalized with various options and extras

02

FULL ROLLER

This option gives you a full vehicle, without the engine, ECU or transaxle. Perfect, if you want to add your own LS1, LS2 or LS3 and Getrag 6 speed manual transaxle. We supply the adaptor plate, double clutch and pressure plate as well as all the items you will need when placing the engine behind the driver. The body we supply will be in showroom condition, having around 200 man hours of work restoring it with at least 6 layers of paint and lacquer of your choice applied.

03

ROLLING CHASSIS

This option gives you a rolling chassis, with all of the components fitted, including the wiring loom. You will need to source and prepare your own donor body, as well as an engine and transaxle. We supply you with video instruction on how to cut and prepare the body. Perfect if you have access to an original VW Beetle body.

04

CHASSIS & COMPONENTS

Are you handy with a set of tools and always dreamt of building your own mid engined V8 powered Bug? Then this is your option. We ship you the completed chassis and engine cradle along with all of the components. You assemble them yourself. Add wheels, interior trim, engine, transaxle and body, et voila… We will send you video instruction on assembly and body prep and you get whatsapp access to our family of builders including Jean and Pierre. This means you are not alone, wherever in the world your garage is.

“Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.”

COLIN CHAPMAN, FOUNDER OF LOTUS

Let’s do this

Did we spark your interest in one of our custom builds? Contact us for more information

Let’s do this

Did we spark your interest in one of our custom builds? Contact us for more information

“Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.”

COLIN CHAPMAN, FOUNDER OF LOTUS