If the time has come for a new engine in the back of your air-cooled VW-powered kitcar, you don’t want to be worrying about old components possibly letting you down again in the future. All new is best, right?

Well, read on, as that is exactly what we’re looking at here.

Assembled in the UK on an IATF 16949/ISO 9002 certified assembly line and only built using brand new OE quality components, these engines have your peace of mind as their core purpose. No more failures, no more breakdowns. Do it once, do it right.

With larger 87mm barrels and pistons installed, capacity is increased to 1641cc and this is supported by a mild performance camshaft to up engine power and torque over a regular ‘AD code’ Twin port.

Priced at £4394.95 outright, with no need for an exchange, SSP engines are stocked by HeritagePartsCentre.com and can be found online by searching for part number 211-100-035/SPM ENDS.