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Old 08-08-2011, 05:04 PM   #151 (permalink)
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I thought you guys were talking about the new 2012 model.

http://www.insideline.com/volkswagen...rst-drive.html
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Then again, maybe not. Despite less bulk and the same power, Beetle Turbo 0-60 performance is rumored to trail behind the GTI by a tenth of a second. Aerodynamic drag seems to be the villain, and our calculator implies the Beetle will generate 20 percent more of it thanks to a 0.37 drag coefficient and the extra height and width. Boxy ain't necessarily bad, it seems, as a VW GTI and its 0.32 Cd is actually slicker.

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