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

Feb 9, 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

  • It's always scary when someone else is driving😱 I love this woman😍😜💖

    John SJohn S15 minutes ago
  • He should of painted white with a blue and red stripe and stuck 53 on the doors

    David LeesDavid LeesHour ago
  • His face when he was getting on it. An then when she drove was funny. He didn’t like it. Can’t blame him. She could had just been happy riding in it.

    Roy D MercerRoy D MercerHour ago
  • The ultimate spy car.

    Work LifeWork Life2 hours ago
  • E85 takes more diesel fuel to plow, plant harvest and turn into ethanol and thus is WORSE than pure fossil fuel gasoline. All E85 does is drive up the cost of food made from corn.

    KO251KO2513 hours ago
  • 13:29 13:54 almost kills them twice

    hoser hosehoser hose4 hours ago
  • Let the man talk...

    Daniel InocencioDaniel Inocencio4 hours ago
  • LMAO! Dude is scared to death of her driving! I don't blame him

    Mike RobersonMike Roberson5 hours ago
  • What a cool chick! And what a cool car :-)

    TimeToLoseSomeFriendsTimeToLoseSomeFriends7 hours ago
  • That was great. Such nice work on the car. I wish I would have learned how to work on them when I was younger.

    Brady SzaboBrady Szabo8 hours ago
  • Did he really just let a Standard Transmission driver virgin drive his baby WTF dudes crazylol!! Also Someone plz find his 1/4mi. Timeslip plz!

    Mikel RoblesMikel Robles13 hours ago
  • Maybe he should've used a synchronized transmission.

    AnthonyAnthony14 hours ago
  • Gotta love this guy

    Tyler SpinTyler Spin17 hours ago
  • Truly a sleeper. Nice job

    Tyler SpinTyler Spin18 hours ago
  • Love the glasses. Great video

    Scott S.Scott S.18 hours ago
  • You're a very trusting person! She looked like she had 2 "O's" between 2nd and 3rd, the last time you drove it before she started grinding gears!

    William GuillWilliam Guill18 hours ago
  • I see that ls4...

    Dane FullerDane Fuller19 hours ago
  • his face when he drives (kills me) haha

    KevlarKevlar19 hours ago
  • Realmente el video lo veo porque me gusto la chica, gracias buenas tardes...

    jose gutierrezjose gutierrez19 hours ago
  • Unbelievable... People can't drive manual and doing a car review...

    Victor ScursVictor Scurs21 hour ago
  • I think he’s scared of is car

    Keith CombsKeith Combs22 hours ago
  • 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 Padilla23 hours ago
  • She is my sweet spot. 😍😍😍

    nothereforlongnothereforlongDay ago
  • When you said sleeper bug, I thought you meant it has a place to sleep inside.

    AC WrightAC WrightDay ago
  • 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 SimonDay ago

    Mike FolgersMike FolgersDay ago
  • Herbie Goes Bananas

    3rdpull3rdpullDay ago
  • I find her really attractive

    Rolly PollyRolly PollyDay ago
  • That fella was a good sport. You did a good job 👍

    BigDmikeBigDmikeDay ago
  • 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 OxtobyDay ago
  • Love this!

    RobsthedonRobsthedonDay ago
  • 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.

    wingskenwingskenDay ago
  • F A N T A S T I C ! ! !

    Willy ZaragozaWilly ZaragozaDay ago
  • That’s now an early 911, a widow maker lol.

    toose70toose70Day ago
  • Hes not happy at the end😡

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

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

    captainothingcaptainothingDay ago
  • you know it's fast..... when the owner looks panicked in the pull.

    Freedom NuggetsFreedom NuggetsDay ago
  • 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

    SmittySmittyDay ago
  • 18:32 😱👀 when panic attacks

    marsocreapermarsocreaperDay ago
  • super beetles sux

    skinnytskinnytDay ago
  • Cool car, shite viddy.

    Glenn MuirGlenn MuirDay ago
  • Wow the work underneath is top notch

    cjones29hdcjones29hdDay ago
  • Not a car where you would want to sit in the passenger seat with an amateur driving

    c1965MGc1965MGDay ago
  • His face when he drives is funny as hell. He is white knuckling the steering wheel.

    Thom PlattThom PlattDay ago
  • 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 SanDay ago
  • i like her!! petrol girl

    HollandaGuyHollandaGuyDay ago
  • Is a Sleeper Bug like a Bed Bug?

    Thomas PikeThomas PikeDay ago
  • 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

    orangecounty60orangecounty602 days ago
  • Mighty car mods did it first with miss daisy

    Jonathan EdmondsonJonathan Edmondson2 days ago
  • 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 Carry2 days ago
  • wow nice guy

    Marcus VargasMarcus Vargas2 days ago
  • That would be a great triple take bug!:)

    Al GobotsfanAl Gobotsfan2 days ago
  • For such a light car, that's a lot of power!

    Jack TaylorJack Taylor2 days ago
  • It's so naked in John's eyes that the bug is his precious!!

    Ufkun ÇakırUfkun Çakır2 days ago
  • Did she allow him to even finish one sentence?

    mikeinwtbymikeinwtby2 days ago
  • My dad had a baby blue super beetle back in the day.

    Delta_1103Delta_11032 days ago
  • 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 Luciano2 days ago
  • is that a 66 corvair

    mr toeheadmr toehead2 days ago
  • I like that!

    Apixture PhotoboothApixture Photobooth2 days ago
  • I like the girl's expressions...

    Vicente FuentesVicente Fuentes2 days ago
  • 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 Webb2 days ago
  • He looked stressed when he hit it

    DragNDriveDragNDrive2 days ago
  • 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 :)

    JOE KINGJOE KING2 days ago
  • Damn shes constantly interrupting him

    JohnsmoparJohnsmopar2 days ago
  • 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 Olguin2 days ago
  • 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.

    OakieOakie2 days ago
  • Shes cute

    Sat SSat S2 days ago
  • You should race the dung beetle in OKC with the street outlaws

    Rob YoungRob Young3 days ago
  • *miss daisy has entered the chat*

    derek bderek b3 days ago
  • Pobre auto!!! Qué lo maneje alguien que sepa

    Diego GuzmanDiego Guzman3 days ago
  • Nunca manejo con embrague???? Jajajajajaja 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣, se acostumbran a la caja automática y con 3 pedales se quieren matar!!!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Diego GuzmanDiego Guzman3 days ago
  • Love the car. Where can I get one?

    UncleEddUncleEdd3 days ago
  • 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 Oficial3 days ago
  • The look in his eye as he did that booty bump.

    Jono GJono G3 days ago
  • Why is she learning how to drive manual in this car🤦🏻‍♂️

    Taylor OdonnellTaylor Odonnell3 days ago
    • 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.

      JcewazhereJcewazhere2 days ago
  • How tf is this his car and he accidentally popped the front trunk looking for the engine 🤦🏻‍♂️

    Taylor OdonnellTaylor Odonnell3 days ago
    • That’s was a joke dude Jesus, clearly you’ve never met a beetle owner

      Christian's CustomsChristian's Customs2 days ago
  • "People like that... whatever... whatever dude". HAHA I love her.

    VizualVizual3 days ago
  • hot cars always showing off they hot girls!

    Relapse. 88-Relapse. 88-3 days ago
  • The flame thrower at the end.👍🏻

    harry twatterharry twatter3 days ago
  • 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.

    BubaJ1000BubaJ10003 days ago
  • 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 Man3 days ago
  • 18:32 WoooW WOooooooooooooW Adrenalina 1000 %

    Luis HernándezLuis Hernández3 days ago
  • Extremely entertaining! I was laughing at Nichole scaring John as she started learning the beetle. 😂

    Scott RogersScott Rogers3 days ago
  • Daughter: when are you going to let me drive? Father: soon as I pick up my stomach from the last time.

    powergirlpowergirl3 days ago
  • The look on his face when she purposefully gunned it...priceless.

    powergirlpowergirl3 days ago
  • Jeez. Let the guy talk! HAHAHA

    D QD Q3 days ago
  • Sad... You missed the point.... It's a very cool, clever , sleeper ..... But you didn't get any footage of mugging people off !

    JCisJDJCisJD3 days ago
  • You better not have a front end crash or you’ll be a human fireball.

    Jim NorrisJim Norris3 days ago
    • Those seat belts won't matter after an 80mph roll over in a Volkswagen.

      powergirlpowergirl3 days ago
  • She doesn’t ask the right questions.

    Jim NorrisJim Norris3 days ago
  • 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 Neumann3 days ago
  • Also she's not educated properly, smashing doors, dude, respect others creation, where did you grow up, in the forest alone?

    Pau SimPau Sim3 days ago
  • When the driver look nervous, you probably shouldn’t ride with them.

    Aladdin SaneAladdin Sane4 days ago
  • hit like if you said holy shit when she did!!

    I apologize in advanceI apologize in advance4 days ago
  • The Super Bug , Get up and Go , very cool 😎.

    Jim Lawn JrJim Lawn Jr4 days ago
  • This man could have shat out a diamond when she started driving.

    Cold As The PolesCold As The Poles4 days ago
  • Cool video Nicole! I had a bug exactly like that one. Well....not exactly. Mine did 0-60 in 5 minutes.... ;)

    Jeep LifeJeep Life4 days ago
  • My favorite classic beetle🔥🔥

    Tre WebsterTre Webster4 days ago
  • 1:10....DEAD WRONG!!! bout to eat those words chica!!

    Dre' The Cajun '81Dre' The Cajun '814 days ago