The original Volkswagen Bus, while extremely stylish and very desirable, isn't the first car that comes to mind for a trackday car build. Nonetheless, this Swiss owner thought it would be a sane idea to swap in a top-of-the-line turbo Porsche engine, and create one of the wildest performance vehicles to ever wear the VW badge.
According to video uploader , the builder spent no less than five years putting together this VW-Group Frankenstein machine. In place of its original air-cooled four-banger sits a modified version of the 993 Turbo's 3.6-liter flat six motor, which makes 570 horsepower and 558 lb.-ft. of torque. That's right, this people-mover from the 1950s is pushing out enough power to hang with modern supercars on the track.
Of course, the drivetrain wasn't the only thing that saw major changes. The suspension needed to be completely redone to handle all of that extra power, and big brakes hide behind those sweet multi-piece wheels, ready to haul the bus down from circuit speeds at a moment's notice.
Take a look for yourself as the driver wrings out the Porsche-powered van, and keeps up with some mid-engine Ferraris on track.