The SP2 is a rare sports car designed and built by Volkswagen in Brazil
between 1972 and 1976.
Even after 30 years, its dramatic shape and stunning styling
spark attention wherever it goes. When you drive an SP2, it will take you some time to get used to the attention it gets
at car shows, gas stations, traffic lights, on the highway, and parking lots.
The German magazine Hobby says the SP2
is one of the most beautiful sport cars VW ever designed.
VW built 10,205 SP2s between 1972 and 1976. After 30 years,
not many are left.
The SP2 is packed with many luxury features for its time: three-spoke steering wheel, wooden
handbrake handle and heater control knobs, fully reclining seats, map light, courtesy lights on
both doors, and 2-speed wipers and headlamp flasher controls set on the steering wheel column.
The instrument panel provided clock, 200 Km/h speedometer
(120mph), 6,000 rpm tachometer, oil temperature, voltmeter, and gas gauges.
An incredibly reliable air-cooled Type 3 pancake 1,700cc engine with
twin Solex carburetors powers the SP2. A 4-speed manual transmission completes the drive-train.
The SP2 sports swing axle rear suspension with the Z-bar load
compensating spring, disc brakes on the front and drums on the back. The car
stands only 1158mm high, with a ground clearance of 149mm.
For more information about the SP2, follow the links below.