We built this buggy chassis at work, and it's huge. Customer went with 47" tires. So I rolled it up next to my lowrider/euro tuner/rat rod VW truck for some fun comparison photos.
Believe it or not, the VW is kind of quick, it gets 35 mpg, goes 90 mph no problem, and with the helper coil springs in back I can carry 500+ lbs of stuff in the bed. Plus it's got a true 6' bed, so I can haul plate steel and welding bottles in it. And yes, those are ski racks. I keep my skateboard in them.
It hasa 92 passat engine, but only makes like 80 horsepower. I'm planning a motorswap. Even a SOHC dodge neon engine would be a 50+ horsepower increase.