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Cars > Challenges > “Bubba Smurph” Vs “sweetSVT”


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Lake Forest, California
United States


2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS

“Bubba Smurph”

2003 Ford Focus SVT


Photo of: 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle
Photo of: 2003 Ford Focus SVT

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About “Bubba Smurph”

I like my "Real" Beetle, Papa Smurph, so I wanted to see if the new one would work as my daily car. Well, it does. I like it and my kids like it. (My husband says he's embarassed to be seen driving it.....) It has peppy performance, handles well, and gets good gas mileage. It can also carry a week's worth of groceries, something Papa could never do!

About “sweetSVT”

No about text available for “sweetSVT”


Specs for “Bubba Smurph”

Inline 4 cylinder/5-speed manual transaxle (The engine and transaxle are at the wrong end of the car!)
0-60 - Pretty quick
1/4 mile - Faster than my '69 Beetle!
Top Speed - Faster than I want to go!

Specs for “sweetSVT”

2.0L, 16-valve, Inline 4 Cylinder by Cosworth

Current (Vortech Supercharged)
0-60 @ 4.7 seconds
Horsepower 302 @ 6,700 RPM
Torque 240 @ 6,700 RPM
Horsepower 259 @ 6,700 RPM
Torque 205 @ 6,700 RPM

0-60 @ 7.3 seconds
Horsepower: 170 @ 7,000 RPM
Torque: 145 @ 5,500 RPM


Factory Options for “Bubba Smurph”

Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Sunroof, AM/FM/CD (with a 6-disk CD changer in the trunk), Leather Upholstery, Aluminum Wheels

Factory Options for “sweetSVT”

2.0L Zetec Twin-Cam
Co-developed with Cosworth Technology
High Compression Pistons
Dual stage intake manifold
Cosworth 4-to-1 Headers with 2.25" Exhaust
6 Speed Manual Transmission
5-spoke 17" SVT Rims
Recaro Seats, Black Leather w/ Red Cloth Inserts
Smoked HID Headlamps
Aluminum Pedals
Honeycomb grilles in front and rear fascias
Audiophile stereo with 6 CD In-Dash Changer and 8" Sub


Mods for “Bubba Smurph”

Nothing - I like my car just the way it is.

Mods for “sweetSVT”

Vortech Supercharger
Battery to Fender Relocation
Steeda Short-Throw Shifter


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