Volkswagen has officially pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the so-called Beetle GRC, ahead of its public debut which will be taking place this weekend, during the Red Bull Global Rallycross.
The brand new Volkswagen Beetle GRC is one hot ride as it has received high performance brakes, an upgraded suspension system, limited slip differentials, side scoops, aerodynamic side mirrors, a massive rear wing and it is now riding on 17-inch alloy wheels, wrapped in competition tires signed by Yokohama.
“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”, said Jost Capito, the VW Motorsport director.
The most impressive part of the VW Beetle GRC is found under its hood as the model in question is coming with a 1.6 liter TSI four-cylinder engine, which is producing a total output of 544 HP (405 kW). The unit is connected to a 6-speed sequential transmission, sending power to the all-wheel drive system. the 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) takes an impressive 2.1 seconds, faster than models such as the P1, the LaFerrari or the 918 Spyder. The rally car will be driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.