Volkswagen Enter Beetle Into Global Rallycross Championship


The Volkswagen Beetle will compete in US motorsport in 2014, entering the Global Rallycross Championship.

A partnership with Andretti Autosport will form the Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross Team, running a Rallycross Beetle featuring all-wheel-drive and a TSI engine delivering more than 560hp. The team will run two cars for the 2014 season, with Tanner Foust and Scott Speed in the driving seats.

The team will start the season running modified Polo rally cars, built on the 2013 World Rally Championship winning chassis, before switching to the GRC Beetle during the season.

Both drivers enjoyed success in the 2013 rallycross season, with Foust taking victory at two rounds of the European Rallycross Championship and a Silver and Bronze medal in the X Games, while Scott Speed took a Gold medal at the X Games Brazil event, before winning an additional round of the Global Rallycross Championship at Charlotte Motor Speedway.