In approaching the original VW Beetle, German firm Milivié decided to take the road less traveled: they defined an interpretation of the spirit of the original, and used it to create an idealized but up-to-date version of a classic.
The interpretation is a sunny one—this Beetle is dressed in a bright shade of yellow, and features exterior accents that emphasize its personality in a contemporary context. This is not a Beetle as it was perceived in the mid-1960s. This is a Beetle with 1960s DNA that’s been adapted for the 2020s.
Taking a few tips from Porsche along the way, Milivié rebuilds an original from the ground up, keeping only a few key structural sections of the donor car. The engine, too, is a reimagining of the original: a 2.3L four-cylinder. The interiors are all up-to-date, though, with nary an analog control to be had. The client process is entirely interactive.
Milivié plans to build 22 of the restomod Beetle — at $600,000 a pop.