1972 VW GT - Austria

SE Beetles Contents
VW GT advert
'More aggressive. Better acceleration. Higher precision. More fun for the sporty Beetle driver'
VW GT front
VW GT rear
VW GT front VW GT engine
Porsche-Austria rally car
1972 Porsche-Austria rally car - Auto Motor and Sport Magazine

This 1302 S Super Beetle special edition was only available from the Salzburg based Volkswagen Porsche Austria Dealership.

VW GT brochureThe car came in (L96D) Silver Metallic with black side stripes, Black bonnet and engine lid and the Austrian racing stripes of narrow red on broad white. Both doors carried the VW GT logo with chequered flags on the rear quarter panels. The car was also known as 'Efta-Bulle'.

The 'Austro Sportkit' 1600 engine comprised modified heads and ports with higher Flag of Austriacompression, Porsche 914 4 cylinder valve springs and dual carbs - upping the power output to 65hp and a top speed of 145km/hour. 0-80km/h - 10.5s, 0-100 - 16s, 0-120 - 24s.

Inspired by the very successful Volkswagen Porsche Austria rally cars. 210 cars sold.

Porsche-Salzburg Rally Team Garage
Volkswagen Porsche Austria Rally Team Works, 1972 - courtesy Gute Fahrt Magazine.
Porsche-Austria Rally 1302 S
Part information and pictures courtesy RallyBugs.com and KaferFriseure