Man From Norway Transforms 1961 Beetle Into a Roadster



The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most iconic cars in automotive history, and what it lacked under the hood was outweighed by its aesthetics. Have you ever wondered what a Beetle would look like if Batman was driving it? Designer Danni Koldal did, and he reimagined his 1961 VW Beetle into a Deluxe Roadster. Its sleek matte black aesthetic paired with an elongated body does hint at the similar designs of Batmobiles over the years, but there's one slight discrepancy — there's a hood ornament with the Superman logo as well as the word “Superman” written in cursive on the back. Apart from the new paint job, the car underwent some drastic changes, namely the elimination and modification of certain parts. Koldal said goodbye to the original chrome bumpers and got rid of the fender-mounted turn signals. He also got rid of the old side mirrors and went with a more old school “torpedo” design, more appropriate for race cars. What's more, there's no roof and the windshield was chopped off, making it seem more menacing and lower than it was before. The shiny rims and whitewall tires were also matched appropriately to make sure it fits the old-school aesthetic. Unfortunately, the Beetle is still the same under the hood — it still has a 1600 CC engine and still has a top speed of around 60mph.