Coachbuilder Fred Bernhard has revealed the unique VW T1 Race Taxi for the 2015 GTI Meeting at Worthersee

Coachbuilder Fred Bernhard has revealed the unique VW T1 Race Taxi for the 2015 GTI Meeting at Worthersee.

Based on an old Volkswagen T1, the vehicle uses an air-cooled engine from Porsche 993, equipped with two turbochargers and delivering 530 PS (390 kW) and 757 Nm (558 lb-ft) of torque. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, taken from a Porsche 996 GT3. The steering system and the brakes also come from the 993.

Riding on 18-inch BBS wheels, the T1 Race Taxi weighs only 1,500 kg (3,307lbs), thanks to the extensive use of details made of carbon fiber.

Bernhard explains it took him six years to build the machine. “For me it was a professional challenge. I wanted to find out the limit of what is possible,” he comments.

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