Build of the Week #9 – 13B Rotary VW Drag Car

This VW Beetle certainly turns heads flying down the quarter mile!

Photo by Lance Farrow Photography

The neat project which was recently completed, is based in Tauranga, New Zealand. Owners David and Lindie Du Toit have done all the work themselves. David now competes in the car at local events and its fair to say, things are going very well.

This is a completely custom built project car, based on the shape of a VW Beetle and using a tube-frame chassis.

Check out the specifications below.

Make: VW Beetle

Modifications: Full tube chassis, custom built drag car. (not street legal)

Model: N/A –the VW has been completely transformed and apart from the shape nothing is VW

Year: (1970 style VW) but complete rebuild 2017

Engine: 13B JC Turbo Rotary by Dyno Power

Engine Management: Link Fury ECU

Colours: DNA Fuscia pink candy

Tech specifications:

*Iwith ladder-bar rear end Green Brother’s built Ford nine-inchdiff with a chromoly full spool and 35-spline Moser axles.

*The front suspension features Strange struts and chromoly arms.

*The roll cage was built to see the car into the 7-second zone and coated in a red candy clear with a marble-like effect.

*Weight is to be expected round the 700kg mark thanks to a one-piece fibreglass front end, doors, fenders and boot lid.  All the panels are Zeus clipped to the frame for easy removal.

*There is a very serious methanol-drinking 13B sitting up front (based on a JC Cosmo engine) built up by Dyno Power using lightened S4 RX 7 Rotors, stage two porting and a full dowel kit.

*The Turbo is a custom 83-mm BorgWorner S400 with eight 2400cc injectors that will feed the meth from a small front mounted tank.

*Tremec TKO 600 supplied by Green Brothers with a steel bellhousing and McLeod eight-inch clutch.