The Beetle was powered by a Flat-4 engine with displacement of 1.1L to 1.6L and was initially available with a 4-speed Manual transmission. It was replaced by a 4-speed Auto-clutch Manual in 1961 and by a 3-speed Auto-clutch Manual in 1967.
The Beetle was designed in 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche and Zündapp as "the people's car". Over 21 million units were sold thanks to its affordability and reliability. The last Beetle was assembled in Puebla, Mexico.
Need for Speed II
The Volkswagen Beetle appears as an AI controlled traffic vehicle in Need for Speed II. In the PC release, it can be driven by the player upon entering vwbug at the car select screen.
Need for Speed: Nitro
It has an acceleration, handling and drift rating of 2. Its strength is rated 1.
Need for Speed: Payback
The Volkswagen Beetle appears in Need for Speed: Payback as a Derelict. It was unveiled at EA Play as one of the four cars that could be customised in the demo.
|Need for Speed II - Vehicles|
|Class C||Ferrari 355 F1* · Ford Mustang Mach III* · Italdesign Cala · Lotus Esprit V8|
|Class B||Ford Indigo · Italdesign Nazca C2* · Jaguar XJ220 · Isdera Commendatore 112i|
|Class A||Bomber BFS* · Ferrari F50 · FZR 2000* · Ford GT90 · Lotus Elise GT1 · McLaren F1 · Tombstone*|
|Traffic||Army Truck · Audi 100 quattro · BMW 5 Series (E34) · Citroën 2CV · Convertible · Jeep Comanche · Jeep Wrangler · Lincoln Town Car Stretch Limousine · School Bus · Toyota Land Cruiser · Volkswagen 1600 · Volkswagen Beetle · Volkswagen Type 2 · Volvo 850|
|Hidden||Crate · Log · Monolithic Studios Bus · News Stand · Rock · Tram · T-Rex|
|* denotes Special Edition exclusive vehicles|