You never know what you’re going to find at shows like the Frankfurt Motor Show, certainly anything like a special edition Volkswagen Beetle . But this is what makes Frankfurt such an interesting place to be in; you never know what you’re going to find.
Speaking of a special edition Beetle, one in particular was introduced in Frankfurt as a collaboration model with Fender. The Beetle Fender comes with a number of unique features, most specifically a state-of-the-art sound system that fits right in with what Fender does best.
The Beetle Fender Edition is 10 mm wider and sits 30 mm closer to the ground than the standard Beetle. It also differentiates itself with a leather coated roof, chromed side mirror coverings, a chromed signature and guitar pick decal on the bonnet, new door handles, side sills, a twin-tailpipe exhaust system, and a new set of 19" alloy wheels. Inside the car, the new additions include RNS 510 radio-navigation system, colored metallic controls, a pick holder and a number of other styling accents that are right up Fender’s alley.
As far as the sound set-up goes, there’s 3-color ambient lighting - red, white, blue - that sets the mood right. There are also two sets of tweeters with neodymium magnets and fabric domes, woofers that carry dual and single voice coils, and a dual voice coil bass box that’s located in the luggage compartment. The whole sound system set-up is rounded up by a 10-channel amplifier with Class A/B power amplifiers and 400 Watts.
No pricing has been set for the special edition Volkswagen Beetle, but expect it to come sooner than later.
UPDATE 05/12/12: We have some good news and some ’lets-wait-and-see-news-based-on-what-the-good-news-tells-us’ news. Ready? Here’s the good news: Volkswagen has announced that the Beetle Fender Edition is headed for production. As for the ’lets-wait-and-see-news-based-on-what-the-good-news-tells-us’ news, VW has yet to release how much one model will cost. Take the good with the incomplete, right?
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