The sun sets over the pacific, turning the sky over Malibu into a breathtaking palette of yellow, dark blue, orange and red. A seat in a Beetle convertible is the perfect vantage point to enjoy this beautiful spectacle. Next to it, young people sit on their pick-up trucks, one guy climbs on top of his T5. But none of the other cars seems to match this moment quite as well as the Beetle. It radiates.
The air is filled with melancholy
“Of course, there is some wistfulness,” says Klaus Bischoff about the Final Edition. The chief designer of the Volkswagen brand and his team designed the Beetle and the New Beetle.
“The fact that it goes away is a big deal in the automotive world,” says racing driver Tanner Foust, who pilots the GRC Beetle Rallycross. “What car is classless these days? That’s why I am sad to see it go,” says Beetle fan and presenter Sidney Hoffmann. He ordered a new convertible, while he still could, and is building a very special Beetle as a farewell present to Volkswagen.