Volkswagen Beetle GRC Racecar unveiled

VW Beetle GRC Racecar

The Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team has unveiled the definitive Beetle GRC rallycross car ahead of its debut at the Volkswagen RallyCross DC event. The Beetle will run in the Red Bull Global Rallycross championship, driven by Tanner Foust and Scott Speed.

VW Beetle GRC Racecar rear

The VW Beetle GRC is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder TSI turbocharged and intercooled engine that produces massive 544bhp of power. Overall, the car is 168.8 inches long and 71.7 inches wide, and weight at 1210kg. With this combination of low weight, high horsepower, and all-wheel-drive traction, the Beetle GRC is predicted to sprint from 0 to 60 mph (0-96.5kmph) in an incredibly quick 2.1 seconds.

VW Beetle GRC Racecar front

The Beetle cuts quite a dash with its outsize rear wing, widebody fenders, and aggressive front fascia. This model features a sequential six-speed transmission, with a fixed-ration all-wheel-drive system that features multiplate limited-slip differentials at the front and rear.

The car is fitted to all-around strut-type suspension, with ZF dampers. It 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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