VW Beetle GRC will make its debut this weekend at Port of Los Angeles

Article by Andrew Christian, on September 19, 2014

The VW Beetle GRC was first unveiled back in June but tomorrow the German vehicle will make its debut at Los Angeles rounds of Global Rallycross Series. According to the official press release, the Beetle GRC will be drive by Scott Speed, who is looking to take advantage of twice the number of points being offered. Currently, Scott Speed is third in points, behind Nelson Piquet Jr. and Ken Block.

If you don’t remember, the Beetle GRC is powered by a 1.6-liter TSI turbocharged and intercooled engine that produces 544 hp, while power is delivered to all four wheels through a fixed-ration AWD system featuring a multiplate limited-slop differentials (front and rear).

As a result, VW’s rallycar accelerates from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 2.1 seconds.

"The No. 77 7UP Volkswagen has had a lot of bad luck lately and we are due some good fortune—hopefully it turns up this weekend on the West Coast,” said Speed.

“We will have to work extremely hard in L.A. and make sure we get off on the right foot on Friday” "It's been a roller coaster season so far, but I am still very happy with the results, especially the win in New York, considering this is a new team and a new car,” said Foust. “Continuing the learning process, I will be piloting an even newer car with Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross in Los Angeles. I am very excited to compete with the new Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Beetle at the Port of LA.”

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