Drag Racing Down Under — 1500HP VW

March 26th, 2015

vw sideJoin Dave Cliffe (of D&K Racing) as he campaigns this radically modified 1956 Full Window Volkswagen Bug during the Gunnedah Drags in Australia. The rear engine configuration is gone and a one-of-a-kind 454 cid Chevrolet Generation 5 big block engine with 1471 Littlefield blower, Enderlie hat, port fuel injection, and two-speed Powerglide transmission is bolted in up front. The setup is good for approximately 1500-horsepower with 1/4-mile times in the low eight-second range at 125+ mph.

vw rr 3The exterior shell is fashioned entirely from fiberglass and it rides on a full tube chassis with a fully adjustable racing suspension.  Sponsors include PowerPlus Racing Fuels, De Beers Car Refinish, and Furney’s Engineering. This “Doodle-Bug” sounds and runs as good as it looks.