Vintage! Porsche-powered Karmann Ghia 5 Things You Should Know About 1 day ago   06:00

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Jochen Bader's Karmann Ghia RS is one of a kind. It's part Volkswagen, part Porsche and a whole lot of fun. He took the sporty body of a 1970 Karmann Ghia and pumped it full of Porsche technology. The result is a Ghia with an output of 321 horsepower and a top speed of more than 300 kilometers an hour.

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Uwi Mathovani
The Finest Ghia ever
David Keep
All this car needed when it came out was a 100hp and a bit of pimp just like the current beetle. 200hp,all wheel drive and pumped suspension and wheel package and the latest bug would have been a hit in the hot hatch age.
darganx
Absolutely fkin gorgeous and great paintwork - and when the boot opened up to show the engine.. well, I almost had a full stiffy 😂😂
Walter Palmer
Yes but.... why dog a great little car ? Not me.
crxdelsolsir
It is great he has restored and modified the car, however I fear the car will not last long.
As with all modders that use a classic car, to them the body is just a novelty, hence why they didn't keep it true to factory specs.
That means this car will either end in a crash or become high maintenance (as with all cars being raced) and be trashed in no time.
These cars lasted due to the owners before the modders that used it with care and treated it with genuine respect and love.
Modders only love the shell for the novelty and bragging rights of being unique and being a sleeper. Not to pay homage and restore a factory correct piece of history.
Billy Crutchfield
Note ? The Porsche 356 Engine is a perfect Fit for the Karmann Ghia
Other than changing the Flywheel and clutch assembly that's a perfect
fit ,its a direct easy bolt up .Though it only had 75 Stock Horse Power
G Philip C
XKE, Ghia, and 240Z outlines can not be improved they are pure.
mitreswell
I wonder what the cooler at 4.45 is for. Funny place to put it. A Porsche powered Variant notchback would be pretty impressive.
SCREAMIN' LORD BYRON
Niiiice! I want one!
Mark Harris
Built one in the 1980's. Engine from a 411 wagon bus transaxle (bus was close ratio shift) turning brakes from a sand rail
Geoff Gyro
I want to see FOOSE do a Karmin Ghia
VJ SWORD
I would absolutely LOVE to have this car!
Bobster986
Get Smart drove this car. LOL
Jeth Smith
Wow GORGEOUS FAST MACHINE!
Thorick
Schlafen-Auto !
Lt Aldrich
Cool machine! What a shame that VW didn't try harder to coax an extra 10HP out of the original engine back then. That would have made a huge improvement in the car's image.
Agast Agastio
best sleeper ever!
Bob Marshall
Why must grown men do burnouts? It does nothing but waste money and pollute the air!
Živorad Nedeljković
!! Bringe it back in production !!!!
Scott Thompson
That is a gorgeous car and truly a Wolfe in sheep’s clothing. Love it.
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