This special manly VW bug features a 200-horsepower turbo engine, a sport suspension, and special Black Pearl paint.
If the "New Beetle" that arrived in the late 1990's was a change from the old car, this is a little less so--still based on the Golf--but it is a huge change in proportion and style. See the photos for more details, but you'll immediately notice a much higher window line and a more upright windshield--getting away from the "three humps" look of the New Beetle.
The interior is retro, but all-new. However, in another move toward toughness--sorry, no more bud vase.
I learned from my local dealer that deliveries of these new Beetles are weeks away, but you will definitely want to check one out when they arrive.