At the 2005 North American International Auto Show, the Volkswagen New Beetle Ragster concept car was introduced as a suggested preview of the future design of the New Beetle.
The base of the Ragster (cross between a ragtop and a speedster) was a regular New Beetle Convertible. They made some changes, such as chopping the top, penning a new u-shaped roof, and creating a unique paint with silver double stripes. The interior differs from the original New Beetle, being a 2+2, and having redesigned control dials. The Ragster’s rear-view mirror is mounted on its dashboard, a retro feature, reminiscent of the first Type 1s.