How Belgium built the fast Beetle that Wolfsburg didn’t | Coming soon to an issue near you

Photography Credit: Dirk de Jager

Sure, you’ve probably heard of the Mustang Mach 1, but what about the VW Beetle Mach 1?

Simply put, it was one of the fastest Beetles you could buy at the time–but it didn’t come from Wolfsburg­. Instead, the Mach 1 hailed from just over the border in Belgium.

How did this speedy Beetle come to be, and why is there only three known to exist today? We cover that–and more–in the upcoming January 2022 issue of Classic Motorsports.

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