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The Volkswagen Beetle is now an economy car.

The German outfit Milivié Design offers refurbished and upgraded versions of the original VW bug for $ 600,000, but the reason for the hefty price tag.

The Milivié 1 Super Beetle Donor starts with the car, but only a small part of the frame remains intact.

In recent years Milwaukee has replaced the whole body with a slicker-looking version to make the original more realistic than VW’s own attempts to resurrect the Beetle.

Milivie 1 is an updated version of the VW Beetle.

Milivie 1 is an updated version of the VW Beetle.
(Millivie Design)

The ducktail spoiler adds inspiration to the mix with some classic Porsche.

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The interior gets a more dramatic refresh. It has the beetle’s Spartan aesthetic, but has a widescreen digital display instead of the iconic single round gauge.

Milivie 1 has a completely redesigned interior.

Milivie 1 has a completely redesigned interior.
(Millivie Design)

The power comes from the new air-cooled engine, which uses the rear-mounted 2.3-liter block of the original, while adding dual Weber carburetors and stainless steel performance exhaust.

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Its official horsepower has not yet been announced, but it will be driven by rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission shared with older Porsche 911 models.

The Milivié 1 body is completely new, but close to the original.

The Milivié 1 body is completely new, but close to the original.
(Millivie Design)

The full-independent suspension features a double-wishbone design and competition style shocks and springs, while the track-capable disc braking system represents the car’s sporting intentions.

Milivié 1’s climate control system combines a heat exchanger with an electronic heater, including a front storage compartment.

A maximum of 22 milieu 1 sells for $ 600,000 each.

A maximum of 22 milieu 1 sells for $ 600,000 each.
(Millivie Design)

The 1963 “Herbie the Love Bug” movie car was auctioned in 2018 for $ 128,700, the highest price ever paid for an authentic Beetle, but has not changed The 1960s example is owned by Jerry Seinfeld Sold in 2016 for $ 121,000.

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Reservations are currently being accepted, but the list is short. Milivié Design is limiting production to 22 cars in honor of the nearly 22 million Beatles sold over six decades.