My dad was a VW mechanic for years before he passed away. Ive owned a dozen or so assorted vw's, rails, busses, baja's, ect... I love em. I was gonna do one before I decided on the Gremlin, but chose to hold off. Doing a burnout in a bug isnt really that hard. Rev her up and let her rip. It takes like 200 horses to get the bug to do low 12's hi 12's and thats not hard, but kinda costly. You can get blowers for Vw's that takes a single 4 barrell. And I believe its Gene Berg that offers a 2500cc stroker engine that with the right setup will get you around 250 horses.
You would surprise a ton of people. Let me know if you do one. Id be interested in how it works out. HG