I actually heard that every German car maker with the exception of BMW programmed their cars to eventually crash anyone not of Germanic or Scandanavian origin.Hillary thought of it and George Soros was tickled pink! The huge number of crashes are covered up by controlling the news. As well mind control by the Freemasons,Romani and Trilateral Commission in collusion with George Lucas is involved.
Well the normal VW's got front engined but the successor of the beetle was the first porsche. Up to the 993 they were air cooled. Then the first water cooled engine came with the 996. Which wasnt as bullet proof as the air cooled ones. Same goes for all these engines based on the Metzger engine. Just do propper research before you get an used one. The main problem of the rear engine car setup is rear tire wear. Just look at how the 911 cup cars are setup. They all use a very tires consuming setup to be fast in the first few laps because then the field is close and the chances to overtake someone is high. You could setup the car faster over a race distance but you cant do that because you loose too much in the first few rounds. If these car reviews would change from a "qualification" to a "race" format eg. several hotlaps in one stint the 911 would be losing much more time on mid engine cars that it does now. And the other big disadvantage is that the engine sits there where the diffusor has to be. You can argue about style but not about physics.
The original beetle was air cooled and even more rear weight biased. They then became front engined. The biggest argument is in the laptimes which rival those of far more evenly distributed cars like the AMG GTR and 458 Speciale. Not to mention their safe and predictable oversteer. The ZO6 needs superior weight, distribution, power and the low lying nature of pushrod engines to achieve faster laptimes. The 488 requires incredible power with a mid engined layout. It's a miracle of engineering up there with bees flying with those small wings. Mid engine cars have the advantage of having started out in F1 and Miuras rather than the equivalent of a 1960's Fiero. While no track cars Bentleys handle very well for 4900-5500 lb cars with a huge engine in the absolute worst place imaginable-in the cars nose.
Porsche is in my opinion the most capable german brand. The 911 has evolved from the bug quite well. They put a lot of effort into this car. Mainly because the customer loves them (without logical reason). They tried it first with the transaxle cars - now with the midengine. Surely the driving experience is unique. Maybe its good for hill climbing or drag racing but for track midengine is the way to go. Perhaps I can like them a bit because they developed the gearbox of my Alfa 90 (same for 75). Altough its not a very fast gearbox. :)
Nice VW Beetle you got here. How many times did you have to bash it with your fly flap until it got this shape?
There are reasons nobody else builds rear engine cars today. The proof for this comes from porsche itself just look at the 911RSR (engine/gearbox position swap just the tank is still at the wrong position). The gayman is the better porsche. Sorry for the misspelling - couldnt resist.