Volkswagen Beetle debuts in Global Rallycross!

This weekend marks the debut of the Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle, which Tanner Foust will drive in the Global Rallycross doubleheader in Los Angeles.

It is the first time the car will hit the track in a competition environment. The back-to-back races at the Port of Los Angeles will serve as the first real-world test for the vehicle, which is under development for a full assault on the championship in 2015 with the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team.

The new competition car represents a significant step in development for the Volkswagen team. The all-wheel-drive Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle produces some 540 horsepower from a direct-injection 1.6-liter turbocharged inline four and achieves 0-60 miles per hour in less than two seconds.

 

Read also our exclusive interview with Global Rallycross founder and COO Chip Pankow!