Wayne Penrose Volkswagen
Pty Ltd

Turnkey VW performance 1916cc engine

Our turnkey 1916 cc Type 1 performance engine comes in variants from 120hp to 156+hp. The base 120hp model is shown here. This is a complete turnkey engine, ready to be installed and started in your VW for an instant upgrade in power and reliability.

This engine is an upgraded replacement for the Beetle, Kombi, Karmann Ghia, VW Trike, VW thing, VW Country Buggy. All cooling tinware and accessories shown in the picture below are included with this engine.

We can install this engine into your VW and dyno tune here at WPVW or, for our valued long distance customers, we can dyno tune the engine and ship to your location, ready for it to be fitted and enjoyed.

1916cc VW performance Type 1

Our 1916cc turnkey engine is a very popular choice for customers wishing to upgrade their standard Type 1 engine for a substantial performance increase. This engine will provide approximately a +130% power increase over a standard 1600 cc engine.


Pistons94mm forged
Crankshaft69mm counter-weighted
CamshaftEngle Performance
Cylinder headsCB Performance, 40mm x 36mm valves
Compression Ratio8.7:1
CarburettorsDual 40mm HPMX
ExhaustVintage speed to suit application

Engine internal balancing is included with this engine.

Power & Torque

1916cc Type 1 dyno sheet

This graph shows the power and torque of the base 120hp engine.

Please contact us to enquire about higher performance variants of this engine.

If you would like even more power, ask us about our turbocharging and Haltech fuel injection upgrades!

How to Buy

To order a turnkey engine for your VW, please

Contact Us

Or come and see us at

Wayne Penrose Volkswagen Location

Unit 2, 106A Pitt St, North Nowra 2541