2014 Volkswagen Beetle Rallycross review and pictures

Posted on Thursday, 13 February 2014 , 04:02:03 byVeronica

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Volkswagen Beetle Rallycross

The Volkswagen Beetle is a name which takes us way back in history, which allows memories to return to life and which makes us conscious about the way ages change and things together with them, too.  The Volkswagen Beetle entered production for the first time in 1945, although it was designed sooner, in 1930. The Beetle was thought as an economical car and back then it shook the world through its futuristic and unique look. The same shape has been kept over years, and now everybody can recognize the bug at the first sight. The latest version of the car is the Volkswagen Beetle Rallycross.

The Volkswagen Beetle Rallycross had the official debut at the Chicago Motor Show a few days ago. It is going to be driven by 2011 and 2012 GRC champion Tanner Foust and ex-F1 and NASCAR star Scott Speed in the 2014 Red Bull Global Rallycross series. The official track debut will happen at the Summer X Games in Austin, Texas. The team will participate at first in modified Polo rally cars built on the chassis that won the 2013 World Rally Championship.

The Volkswagen Beetle Rallycross is based on the third generation of the model. It is powered by a 560 hp turbocharged TSI engine and an all-wheel-drive system. The Rallycross version is equipped with a wide body kit, new front and rear bumpers, side skirts, and a massive double rear wing. It also received a central exhaust system and set of competition rims and tires. The new Rallycross Beetle is most likely equipped with a full roll cage, bucket seats and various other racing elements. More details will soon follow.