Model Number: 58217
Wishbone & upperlink
ABS monocoque tub
VW New Beetle is the last FF (aka FF01) chassis kit, with unique plated wheels and cuddly scale body. Everything else is standard FF fare - a hardy racer, simple effective design and neutral handler.
I bought mine used. This car has the look and feel (and size) of the Mini chassis series, bit is Front Wheel Drive. The body seems to be pretty nice, with attachable plastic mirrors, but no chrome tidbits. Mine is trashed so I can't say for sure how nice the body really is.
This is a great car for effortless drving. So easy to drive. FWD means slow (wheel spinning) acceleration. Once under way it moves pretty well for a stock-motored car. Very easy to steer. Understeers in a turn at full throttle, flips into an oversteer if you apply brakes in a turn. The car is very forgiving, even when all of the pieces are not attached properly. I ran mine (without knowing) with one of the bolts holding the front axle carrier assembly in place and it still ran well.
Runs for an unusually long time on a single charge.