how much horsepower does a 1973 beetle 1303S has? and is it a 1.6 liter ?

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Asked by Aug 02, 2011 at 02:49 AM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

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About 50Hp. Not going to any races in it so drop it and work on style.

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Depends if you measure HP with the fan and alternator connected or not. They changed the way that they measured/rated HP of engines in the early 70s. The engine you describe would have been rated 57HP without accessories, and 53HP with accessories connected.

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Engine is 1585cc. Generally referred to as a "1600".

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well I mean you could slap on a turbo and a inercooler with dual carbs and boar it to 1657 cc that would give you at least 145hp power to weight you could beat most older cars at the track

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