Create something new with old leftovers
Milivié 1 – the radically renewed racing Beetle
The US company Singer made it world famous by modernizing the old Porsche 911s. The business model is also profitable. This was also recognized in Milivié in Leipzig and builds new ones from old Beetles donors.
Milivié is the name of a new restomod project in which the old donor vehicle, a VW Beetle 1303, has to be completely modernized, comfortably equipped and sporty tuned. Milivié GmbH, based in Leipzig, intends to build only 22 units. You want to offer customers extensive customization options, which is why the Saxons describe the purchase price as the base price. 570,000 euros is therefore the minimum. Production is expected to start in the summer of 2023 and the last vehicles will be delivered around two years later.
Milivié GmbH wants to completely dismantle and rebuild each donor vehicle. Only the metal monocoque of the body and the floor are taken from the original. The new chassis features independent wheel suspension and double wishbones on both axles, as well as specially developed twin-tube shock absorbers with separate compression and rebound adjustment. Toe, camber, trail should be tailored to the client’s preferences.
The optically modified conversion will be based on 19-inch wheels that offer space for sports brakes with 34-centimeter discs, which in turn are locked by monobloc brake calipers with 6 pistons at the front and 4 at the rear.
A whole range of comfortable details
Inside, the modernized Beetle offers four bucket seats separated by a continuous center console. The cockpit consists of two large displays, which are framed in a piano wood housing above the dashboard. Milivié promises a host of comfort details such as camera-based parking assistance, air conditioning and automatic high beams and wipers.
It is powered by a new 2.28-liter boxer engine, which is combined with a completely revised ZF four-speed automatic transmission, originally used in the Porsche 911 Carrera 2 built in the late 1980s. The performance data or driving performance of the Milivié 1, which so far have only been presented on computer images, has not yet been mentioned.