VW TANNER FOUST RWB BEETLE: Finished in bright-orange paint, the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle R can’t help catch the eye of people attending the 2015 Chicago Auto Show. Aka the Tanner Foust RWB Beetle, this VW has been the subject of an extensive design process that added about eight inches of width in the form of a distinctive RAUH-Welt Begriff wide body kit. Foust and the Japanese tuning house RAUH-Welt Begriff’s Akira Nakai have been in talks over the better part of the past decade to do a project together. While the Beetle may seem like an unusual choice for a shop known worldwide for its work with Porsche 911s, the historic connections between the two cars made it a good fit – although it required some innovation. The car sits on custom Motegi Racing Traklite wheels (18x10 front and 18x12 rear), built specially with a one-off stepped lip. The Tanner Foust Racing ENEOS RWB Beetle also features Volkswagen’s R-Line accessories including an upgraded shift knob and pedal set. Further performance upgrades are in development for the future. This is the first Beetle project for Nakai. The team at RAUH-Welt Begriff worked with LTMOTORWERKS, in El Monte, California, for the build. Tanner Foust is the driver of the car. Foust was GRC champion in 2010, 2011, 2012, and runner-up in 2013. Along with being vote GRC Fan Favorite and his rally driving skills, Foust also hosts the U.S. version of Top Gear.