SLEEPER BUG: 517 WHP Subaru-powered 1973 VW Super Beetle | Nicole Johnson's Detour EP1

9 Feb 2021
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Would you ever guess this cute little VW bug produces 517 horsepower at the wheels and screams like a Formula 1 race car? Nicole Johnson goes for a wild ride in the ultimate Sleeper Bug, a Subaru WRX-powered 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle that you’d swear was bone stock. But that’s the whole point…
Designed, built and owned by OG13 King of the Hammers winner John Reynolds.

SPECIAL THANKS to Kicker for their years of support!
#vwbeetle #vwbug #sleeperbug

  • I see that ls4...

    Dane FullerDane FullerVor 33 Minuten
  • his face when he drives (kills me) haha

    KevlarKevlarVor Stunde
  • Realmente el video lo veo porque me gusto la chica, gracias buenas tardes...

    jose gutierrezjose gutierrezVor Stunde
  • Unbelievable... People can't drive manual and doing a car review...

    Victor ScursVictor ScursVor 2 Stunden
  • I think he’s scared of is car

    Keith CombsKeith CombsVor 3 Stunden
  • Amazing car and looks fun to drive. Would love to have it and drive up to a muscle car and smoke him to the next stoplight. haha

    Steve PadillaSteve PadillaVor 4 Stunden
  • She is my sweet spot. 😍😍😍

    nothereforlongnothereforlongVor 5 Stunden
  • When you said sleeper bug, I thought you meant it has a place to sleep inside.

    AC WrightAC WrightVor 5 Stunden
  • Wow...driving way too fast (110+) on a public road in a vehicle that can "get squirrely ". Stunningly irresponsible. Take it to the track.

    Herbert SimonHerbert SimonVor 6 Stunden

    Mike FolgersMike FolgersVor 6 Stunden
  • Herbie Goes Bananas

    3rdpull3rdpullVor 7 Stunden
  • I find her really attractive

    Rolly PollyRolly PollyVor 9 Stunden
  • That fella was a good sport. You did a good job 👍

    BigDmikeBigDmikeVor 11 Stunden
  • Drive it like a tractor, pick a gear and use it, or like the old mini start in second change to fourth. The only difference is if you hit the gas and it does not break loose then you will need a glass floor to see where you are going.

    Kevin OxtobyKevin OxtobyVor 13 Stunden
  • Love this!

    RobsthedonRobsthedonVor 13 Stunden
  • Vw bugs were death traps. My dad had the 1.6l double carburettor version of it and he said, with the engine in the rear and the low weight front, its road grip sucked, especially in wet conditions.

    wingskenwingskenVor 16 Stunden
  • F A N T A S T I C ! ! !

    Willy ZaragozaWilly ZaragozaVor 16 Stunden
  • That’s now an early 911, a widow maker lol.

    toose70toose70Vor 17 Stunden
  • Hes not happy at the end😡

    John TerlajeJohn TerlajeVor 20 Stunden
  • No better racecar/monster truck driver on the planet to test drive the "Sleeper Bug" !! GREAT video !

    Frank GabronFrank GabronVor 22 Stunden
  • Please mention all the experts that actually build these cars its lovely you can afford these projects but please appreciate the engineers.

    captainothingcaptainothingVor 22 Stunden
  • you know it's fast..... when the owner looks panicked in the pull.

    Freedom NuggetsFreedom NuggetsVor 22 Stunden
  • When a woman man handles a full blown rock crawler for 6 hrs at a time but a 73 vw beetle gives her a giant wet spot! Lmao

    SmittySmittyVor 23 Stunden
  • 18:32 😱👀 when panic attacks

    marsocreapermarsocreaperVor 23 Stunden
  • super beetles sux

    skinnytskinnytVor Tag
  • Cool car, shite viddy.

    Glenn MuirGlenn MuirVor Tag
  • Wow the work underneath is top notch

    cjones29hdcjones29hdVor Tag
  • Not a car where you would want to sit in the passenger seat with an amateur driving

    c1965MGc1965MGVor Tag
  • His face when he drives is funny as hell. He is white knuckling the steering wheel.

    Thom PlattThom PlattVor Tag
  • I like sleepers, especially ones that appear this stock. Now about that E85, it may be clean burning but the energy to convert grain to ethanol pollutes as much as gasoline when it's all said and done.

    Jaime SanJaime SanVor Tag
  • i like her!! petrol girl

    HollandaGuyHollandaGuyVor Tag
  • Is a Sleeper Bug like a Bed Bug?

    Thomas PikeThomas PikeVor Tag
  • That’s about the stupidest thing that you would ever do to a race engine is to put a dog box in there so you could grind the gears and potentially ruin the whole thing

    orangecounty60orangecounty60Vor Tag
  • Mighty car mods did it first with miss daisy

    Jonathan EdmondsonJonathan EdmondsonVor Tag
  • Make sure you get a guy to drive you around in it.. Lord you will be dead in that..

  • So she is ignorant, but at least she is interested which most gals are not. She's also nice to look at.

    Open CarryOpen CarryVor Tag
  • wow nice guy

    Marcus VargasMarcus VargasVor Tag
  • That would be a great triple take bug!:)

    Al GobotsfanAl GobotsfanVor Tag
  • For such a light car, that's a lot of power!

    Jack TaylorJack TaylorVor Tag
  • It's so naked in John's eyes that the bug is his precious!!

    Ufkun ÇakırUfkun ÇakırVor Tag
  • Did she allow him to even finish one sentence?

    mikeinwtbymikeinwtbyVor Tag
  • My dad had a baby blue super beetle back in the day.

    Delta_1103Delta_1103Vor Tag
  • The VW is pretty cool, but I was alot more interested in the Hot Female showing it off, and she knows her stuff too. 😁

    Tony LucianoTony LucianoVor Tag
  • is that a 66 corvair

    mr toeheadmr toeheadVor Tag
  • I like that!

    Apixture PhotoboothApixture PhotoboothVor Tag
  • I like the girl's expressions...

    Vicente FuentesVicente FuentesVor Tag
  • I had a 73 super beetle, built just enough to enter and exit freeway traffic, could buy every piece but new struts....good memories

    James WebbJames WebbVor 2 Tage
  • He looked stressed when he hit it

    DragNDriveDragNDriveVor 2 Tage
  • everyone herd of herbie the love with that being said my dream car would be a 73' beetle and all painted up the same fashion as herbie the love bug BUT remove 53 and put 73 THIS 73 beetle as seen here would be the ultimate dream beetle for me BUT painted as i said like herbie the love bug BUT 73 of course :)

  • Damn shes constantly interrupting him

    JohnsmoparJohnsmoparVor 2 Tage
  • Around 1975 a friend of mine was looking to buy a new car. She was considering a Subaru so we went to the dealer. When I saw the water-cooled horizontally opposed engine in the Subaru, it blew me away! I had been driving a wimpy Volkswagon Beetles (1962, 1200cc ragtop) for a few years and was totally surprised by how Subaru had essentially taken a Volkswagon engine and re-engineered it. John Reynolds has taken it to another plateau!

    Emil OlguinEmil OlguinVor 2 Tage
  • I had a 72’ super Beatle. It was $7 to fill, fit a 1/4 keg in the spare tire and run tap through Glove box. I never drink alcohol so I drove and it was fun. My Beatle had about as much power as a basic John Deere rider. The super Beatle was a superior bug and I think with the better suspension and round windshield was much better than a standard.

    OakieOakieVor 2 Tage
  • Shes cute

    Sat SSat SVor 2 Tage
  • You should race the dung beetle in OKC with the street outlaws

    Rob YoungRob YoungVor 2 Tage
  • *miss daisy has entered the chat*

    derek bderek bVor 2 Tage
  • Pobre auto!!! Qué lo maneje alguien que sepa

    Diego GuzmanDiego GuzmanVor 2 Tage
  • Nunca manejo con embrague???? Jajajajajaja 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, se acostumbran a la caja automática y con 3 pedales se quieren matar!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Diego GuzmanDiego GuzmanVor 2 Tage
  • Love the car. Where can I get one?

    UncleEddUncleEddVor 2 Tage
  • Lots of anxiety seeing that even he didn't seem to know what's gonna happen every time he floored it - definitely too much power for that little VW 😅

    Gamer OficialGamer OficialVor 2 Tage
  • The look in his eye as he did that booty bump.

    Jono GJono GVor 2 Tage
  • Why is she learning how to drive manual in this car🤦🏻‍♂️

    Taylor OdonnellTaylor OdonnellVor 2 Tage
    • Most standard transmissions have synchronizers that make it easier to shift. This car doesn't have those so you have to match revs. In a car that you've never driven before, and especially one that's heavily modified, that's quite difficult and takes practice.

      JcewazhereJcewazhereVor Tag
  • How tf is this his car and he accidentally popped the front trunk looking for the engine 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Taylor OdonnellTaylor OdonnellVor 2 Tage
    • That’s was a joke dude Jesus, clearly you’ve never met a beetle owner

      Christian's CustomsChristian's CustomsVor 2 Tage
  • "People like that... whatever... whatever dude". HAHA I love her.

    VizualVizualVor 2 Tage
  • hot cars always showing off they hot girls!

    Relapse. 88-Relapse. 88-Vor 2 Tage
  • The flame thrower at the end.👍🏻

    harry twatterharry twatterVor 2 Tage
  • Reminds me of a fellow racer. 500+ ponies to the rear of his 240z. Yank that datsun inline 6 and drop in a Supra twin turbo inline 6. He had no problem over taking a Viper V10 any place on the track.

    BubaJ1000BubaJ1000Vor 2 Tage
  • I had to stop watching this video. It felt like "since I think I'm hot, let me strip out your gear box on your very expensive modded Super Beetle". She should have quit asking as soon as he said, "no syncros".

    GAS ManGAS ManVor 2 Tage
  • 18:32 WoooW WOooooooooooooW Adrenalina 1000 %

    Luis HernándezLuis HernándezVor 2 Tage
  • Extremely entertaining! I was laughing at Nichole scaring John as she started learning the beetle. 😂

    Scott RogersScott RogersVor 3 Tage
  • Daughter: when are you going to let me drive? Father: soon as I pick up my stomach from the last time.

    powergirlpowergirlVor 3 Tage
  • The look on his face when she purposefully gunned it...priceless.

    powergirlpowergirlVor 3 Tage
  • Jeez. Let the guy talk! HAHAHA

    Drex QuinsaatDrex QuinsaatVor 3 Tage
  • Sad... You missed the point.... It's a very cool, clever , sleeper ..... But you didn't get any footage of mugging people off !

    JCisJDJCisJDVor 3 Tage
  • You better not have a front end crash or you’ll be a human fireball.

    Jim NorrisJim NorrisVor 3 Tage
    • Those seat belts won't matter after an 80mph roll over in a Volkswagen.

      powergirlpowergirlVor 3 Tage
  • She doesn’t ask the right questions.

    Jim NorrisJim NorrisVor 3 Tage
  • Super Beetle, they were only 50 hp. They couldn't handle the emission control,air pump,Cat. ect. in 1974 so they quit making them.Incredible job on that one, would like to see it on the Race Trac.

    Albert NeumannAlbert NeumannVor 3 Tage
  • Also she's not educated properly, smashing doors, dude, respect others creation, where did you grow up, in the forest alone?

    Pau SimPau SimVor 3 Tage
  • When the driver look nervous, you probably shouldn’t ride with them.

    Aladdin SaneAladdin SaneVor 3 Tage
  • hit like if you said holy shit when she did!!

    I apologize in advanceI apologize in advanceVor 3 Tage
  • The Super Bug , Get up and Go , very cool 😎.

    Jim Lawn JrJim Lawn JrVor 3 Tage
  • This man could have shat out a diamond when she started driving.

    Cold As The PolesCold As The PolesVor 3 Tage
  • Cool video Nicole! I had a bug exactly like that one. Well....not exactly. Mine did 0-60 in 5 minutes.... ;)

    Jeep LifeJeep LifeVor 3 Tage
  • My favorite classic beetle🔥🔥

    Tre WebsterTre WebsterVor 3 Tage
  • 1:10....DEAD WRONG!!! bout to eat those words chica!!

    Dre' The Cajun '81Dre' The Cajun '81Vor 3 Tage
  • John has put ALOT of work in this 1303S....

    Dre' The Cajun '81Dre' The Cajun '81Vor 3 Tage
  • A bit scary.... with the lady behind the wheel! Clink, clank and pop!

    Pat AlexanderPat AlexanderVor 3 Tage
  • Thats a bad ass little mans car

    young11984young11984Vor 3 Tage
  • I want it!

    Dan MoDan MoVor 3 Tage
  • someone needs to get this guy to the autobahn and pass some audis

    Justin MJustin MVor 3 Tage
  • Whats the 1/4 mile time on this beast??

    Mark RMark RVor 3 Tage
  • Cool video but if a driver doesn't offer you the drivers seat you shouldn't ask for it, that's something you have to earn.

    Benjamin VelitchkovBenjamin VelitchkovVor 3 Tage
  • He must have spare transmissions if he lets people drive that car. He was bugging out a few times.

    jhon halljhon hallVor 3 Tage
  • This guy looked a lot nervous there. If there was any miss at shifting by this clumsy lady, it's all over.

    Ken LeroyKen LeroyVor 3 Tage
  • He knows damn well he's created a monster. One little lapse in judgement and totalling the car is the least tragic of possible outcomes. Bet he's scared himself sh--tless more than once. A VW has hardly any weight in the front, but that's no problem when you're dealing with 30hp! Look closely when he punches it. That thing absolutely wants to fly, haha. Bet it's hard to keep the genie in the bottle, even under the best conditions. Well done, though. Well done!

    Mike WilliamsonMike WilliamsonVor 3 Tage
  • High speed beetle a death wish

    gary malcolmsongary malcolmsonVor 3 Tage
  • Love a cute girl who doesnt comb their hair. Haha... I thought sleeper meant it was converted for camping...

    61lastchild61lastchildVor 3 Tage
  • Would cool if he used the aluminum chassis the guys at v8stealth Beatle build

  • John's "oh shit!" bar is the ebrake handle... lol 😆 🤣 😂 😹 😆 🤣 😂

    Derval PuseyDerval PuseyVor 4 Tage
  • I'm an idiot, I watched 10 minutes of this video wondering "so where does the mattress go?". Then it hit me, SLEEPER not sleeper.

    Logic OverloadLogic OverloadVor 4 Tage
  • here's another one you might like

    What's NewWhat's NewVor 4 Tage