VW Beetle GRC Rallycross Car Unveiled with 544 Horsepower

VW has unveiled the Beetle GRC rallycross car, which will run later this season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.

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VW has unveiled the Beetle GRC rallycross car, which will run later this season in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.
Based on the standard Beetle, the Beetle GRC is a true GRC car with its olarge rear wing, widebody fenders, and aggressive front fascia. The Beetle GRC is powered by a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder with 544 horsepower and a sequential six-speed transmission, with a fixed-ratio all-wheel-drive system. The Beetle GRC has an estimated 0-60 mph time of 2.1 seconds.

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The car uses an all-around strut-type suspension, with ZF dampers and about 9.1 inches of travel. The car has 14.0-inch diameter front and 11.8-inch rear vented disc brakes, with four-piston aluminum calipers. The 17-inch wheels are shod with 240/640-R17 Yokohama competition tires.

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Jost Capito, Volkswagen Motorsport director, said: “After Volkswagen of America’s impressive start on the rallycross scene with the Polo, the launch of the new Beetle GRC rallycross car represents the next major milestone. The Beetle boasts a unique appearance and state-of-the-art technology. It will sweep fans off their feet.”

Source: VW