Volkswagen Beetle
Model Number: 58217

Released

TBA

Drive

2WD front

Suspension

Wishbone & upperlink

Chassis Description

ABS monocoque tub

Body Type

Lexan polycarbonate

Motor

RS-540S

Similar

FF Golfs, Accord, Volvo 850

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.

Reviews

bholio

11/5/2002 1:35:50 AM

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.


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