Water-based Cal look- New Beetle with an air-cooled look.
"Cal look only works with air-cooled." Something like that could be in the Cal-Look rulebook. But who needs rules?, that nobody really cares about? Allowed is, what pleases. ”Breaking the rules!"Says Brad Gallaway too. "Then Cal-Look also works with water-cooled!”
And, or maybe not? Americans have no major problems with questions of style of this kind anyway. There is lively combinations, until a new trend emerges. And the New Beetle is a very popular subject in Ami-land. Which is not surprising, after all, he is also very successful there. What one cannot say about sales in our latitudes. He was simply positioned past the target group. Whether there is anyone else, who also recognizes this and turns the tide?
The creative spirit behind the New Beetle Cal looker shown here is called Brad Gallaway. For his company Xenon, which specializes in spoilers and body kits, Brad was looking for a suitable figurehead at the time. As a beetle- and New Beetle fan – he has no problems with the different worldviews – the thought occurred to him, Combining classic and modern. “The New Beetle is totally retro; there was our idea, try out the classic Cal look on the New Beetle, but very obvious ", says Brad. He gave the VW a paint job, which immediately triggers an “aha” feeling in every viewer: “We've seen that before!"The two colors, Pearl Yellow and Pearl White from PPG, conjured up on the sheet metal, are based on one of the most popular old-school patterns. Just to explain: Old school is ultimately a subdivision of the Cal look.
Very popular in Amiland, but rather unknown to us, is the lowering with HKS springs and KYB dampers, which lowers the beetie by two inches. Now they are sitting 8 xi8 ”-TSW rims really fat in the wheel houses, and from the attractive profile of the directional Yokohama AVS in dimension 225/35 ZR 18 there is not much to see anymore. But first and foremost they should stick.
The body kit with front, Heck- and side spoiler, which visually lays the bedie even lower. The components originate, just like the small roof wing and the "lampshades", from the xenon product range. Then the black leather interior with yellow piping has to be mentioned, that refines the interior. You don't need more, to get out of a Beetie
To make an off-the-peg look absolutely cool and suitable for everyday use.
Now, what does the reader think about the "water-based" Cal look? Is the big air-cooled trend really waterproof? Honestly, that wouldn't surprise us…