"In its early days, Volkswagen naming conventions were nearly as elementary as its vehicle designs. The Type 1 was, of course, the phenomenal Beetle; the Type 2 the famed VW Bus. The Type 3 actually represented three models: the Fastback, the Squareback, and this classic three-box design, the Notchback. All were largely based on the body on chassis, rear-engine design of the famed Type 1 with some key differences. The flat-four cylinder in the Type 3 is known as the “pancake” engine due to its low profile that allowed for more luggage space. The front suspension incorporated transverse torsion bars and the motor and transaxle had their own subframe as well which delivered less interior vibration. Type 3s are getting harder and harder to find these days with the “Notch” being the rarest of all. Take a trip back in time in this capsule of Volkswagen innovation."—forzamotorsport.net
The 1967 Volkswagen Type 3 1600 L - abbreviated as VW Notchback - is a RWD compact car by Volkswagen featured in Forza Motorsport 7 as part of the Totino's Car Pack, and as a seasonal reward in Forza Horizon 4 since the Series 12 update.
The Volkswagen Type 3 is a larger upmarket variant of the Volkswagen Beetle that began production in 1961. It debuted as a two-door notchback car that was complemented by many body styles such as a two-door fastback and two-door "squareback" station wagon in the following production years. The notchback, which is featured in the Forza series, was made available to the European and Canadian market. It was replaced in 1973 by the Volkswagen Passat.
Characterized by a ponton body, the Type 3 offers more interior space and luggage room than the Beetle, featuring a large trunk at both front and rear. Its "Typ 126" air-cooled engine with 1584 cc (1.6 liter) displacement produces 65 hp (48 kW) that makes the Type 3 the most powerful air-cooled Volkswagen in the Forza series.
Requires the Totino's Car Pack
Purchase from the car dealer for 28,000
Performance & Division
Vintage Sport Coupe
Tier 1 - Common (+50)
Top Speed: 96.2 mph (154.8 km/h)
1/4 Mile: missing data
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 18.082 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): missing data
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 122.7 ft (37.4 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): missing data
60 mph (97 km/h): 1.00 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.93 g
A "Hard-to-Find" vehicle that can not be purchased from the Autoshow
Can be purchased or bid on through an Auction House listing
This vehicle may appear as a listed item in the Forzathon Shop or as a Festival Playlist reward.
Performance & Car Type
Value: 250,000 CR
Top Speed: 96.0 mph (154.5 km/h)
0-60 mph (0-97 km/h): 18.020 secs.
0-100 mph (0-161 km/h): Failed!
60-0 mph (97-0 km/h): 197.1 ft (60.1 m)
100-0 mph (161-0 km/h): Failed!
60 mph (97 km/h): 0.70 g
120 mph (193 km/h): 0.70 g
|Conversion - Engine|
|2.0L I4 - VVT|
1.3L 2 Rotor
2.5L F4 - Turbo
|2.0L F4 - Turbo|
2.0L F4 - Turbo Rally
|Conversion - Drivetrain|
|Conversion - Aspiration|
- The Type 3 has whitewall tires in Forza Motorsport 7 but black tire sidewalls in Forza Horizon 4.
- "Totino's Car Pack" . forzamotorsport.net . Retrieved 11-06-2018.
- "1962-1973 Volkswagen Type 3 1500/1600" . hemmings.com . Retrieved 12-03-2020.
- "1972 Volkswagen Type III Fastback: The Jalopnik Classic Review" . jalopnik.com . Retrieved 12-03-2002.
|1960s||Beetle · Class 5/1600 Baja Bug · Double Cab Pick-Up · Karmann Ghia · Type 2 De Luxe · Type 3 1600 L|
|1970s||#1107 Stock Bug|
|1980s||Golf GTI · Rabbit GTI · Scirocco 16v · Scirocco S|
|1990s||Corrado SLC · Corrado VR6 · Golf Gti 16v Mk2 · GTI VR6 Mk3|
|2000s||Beetle '04 · Bora VR6 · Golf GTi · Golf R32 · Jetta GLX VR6 · New Beetle Turbo S · Scirocco GT · Touareg R50|
|2010s||#34 Rallycross Beetle · Fox · Global RallyCross Beetle · Golf GTI Mk6 · Golf R '10 · Golf R '14 · Polo GTI · Scirocco R|
|Custom||Type 2 De Luxe Forza Edition · Hot Wheels Beetle 50th Anniversary Original Version|