I received a note from MasterGT that the weight for the new Beetle in GT5 is much higher than it should be.
The weight specs on the new Beetle are incorrect. It is listed in-game as about 800 lbs, or so, over-weight. That's heavier than the Samba Bus. They used the wrong number (its full load capacity, not its curb weight).
He's sent in a request to have the information requested, but it may be awhile before anything is done.
In any case, if any of you with watchful eyes catch inaccuracies like this, please post here or send me a message and I'll get the information forwarded to SCEA via MasterGT.
Thanks for the heads up, MasterGT!