The Volkswagen Beetle (also known as Type 1 or VW Bug) is a rear-engined economy car from Volkswagen which was produced from 1938 to 2003.

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

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The Volkswagen Beetle can be purchased for $15,000 in Need for Speed: Nitro as a Family Class C car and is unlocked from the beginning.

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.


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