700 BHP and 750 FT/LBS TOO MUCH FOR SUBARU POWERED VW BEETLE

Dave Crowhurst was at Bug Jam 35 at Santa Pod Raceway in his Subaru powered VW Beetle, trying out some new clutches, to enable him to handle 750 ft/lbs of torque (1016 NM), before upgrading them to handle the full 900 ft/lbs potential (1220 NM).

After several promising runs in the mid 9’s it was finally too much for the rear end, and a stub axle sheared in half, detaching the wheel from the car with the hub and brakes still attached. Luckily it happened on the start line, so not too much damage was done to the car. Always a favourite to watch, and we look forward to filming Dave again soon, once he has it all fixed.








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