VW SP 2: A curiosity from Brazil.

Jun 12, 2022,09:15 AM

Brazil had a VW Car Factory, making some models for their local market. 

Here is a very alluring one, which I never saw before: The SP 2, which was in production in the mid 70's. 

Credit photos: Car and Classic. 

The engine is a modest 1, 7 boxer, delivering some modest 65 HP, offering some modest performances ( 165 Km/h / 0 to 100 in 17 secs ) in comparison to its body which suggests all the contrary, and the sound of the engine, deafening. 

How cool is that! Now, finding one is almost impossible, as a bit more than 10, 000 were made, and almost none are driven on our european roads... 



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 By: @lberti : June 12th, 2022-09:27
0-100 in 17 sec..... I was faster in my bmx back then


 By: @lberti : June 12th, 2022-10:38
It does make sense. Nice looking car. Was it actually fast in acceleration?

Or "Horsepower: Enough"

 By: @lberti : June 12th, 2022-20:23


 By: amanico : June 12th, 2022-20:41

Citroen 2CVs often fail to reach 60...

 By: cazalea : June 15th, 2022-14:45
Shiniest and slowest vehicle I ever had! ...  

Hehehe... Good one!

 By: amanico : June 20th, 2022-13:51

Wayne’s world car

 By: Weems@8 : June 12th, 2022-12:09
AMC Pacer. Interesting AMC stories on you tube. The history of the brand have it’s roots as Rambler, maybe Hudson but i can not confirm it. For Nicolas it is interesting to know AMC did build a Renault 5 for the USA market. As the big three all came from ... 

Thanks, Weems.

 By: amanico : June 12th, 2022-16:28

It does look pretty cool and bad ass!

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : June 12th, 2022-12:14

I love this!

 By: KCLQMULKU : June 12th, 2022-13:55

What I feel, too.

 By: amanico : June 12th, 2022-20:42

Attractive design!

 By: InHavenPro : June 12th, 2022-20:52
It sure looks like a Brazilian version of the Scirocco.... I even liked the modern one which was made for a few years in Europe relatively recently....

Remember my friend who fixed your P1800 ?

 By: bimbeano : June 12th, 2022-21:11
When we came back from Holland ? He has one ... but then I think he has all special air-cooled VW's

No, really??? Wow!

 By: amanico : June 12th, 2022-21:13

I must have some pics on my old Mac ...

 By: bimbeano : June 12th, 2022-21:16
... that I took in the 90ies ... haven't seen the car since but knowing him he hasn't sold it .. unless it perished in the fire that destroyed a part of his collection a few years ago.

I had never seen this model before. Very interesting!

 By: RabidManatee : June 13th, 2022-01:58
Could it be the love child of a Jensen Interceptor and a Corvair..?


 By: amanico : June 13th, 2022-21:29


 By: ronhan : June 13th, 2022-12:45
Looks more like 265 HP than 65 HP! 😲


 By: amanico : June 13th, 2022-14:39