After competing in the inaugural season, Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross team is ready to compete in the Global RallyCross Championship. In 2015 the team will fight its place in the competition with the two Beetle GRC vehicles, which, as you know, debuted in 2014. The vehicle itself is based on the GRC car and features six-speed transmission, further-tuned drive system, upgraded slip differentials.

For the upcoming season, VW crew decided to make some changes on the car specifications and the end result is a Beetle, geared with 2.0-Liter TSI powerplant, capable of producing 553 hp (406 kW) and 465 pound-feet of torque. Impressive, isn't it? This time, the team, that engineered the car, decided to focus on the higher power output and torque, along with some weight equalization tweaks.

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The redesigned Beetle comes with incredible response and capabilities. Overall, the car is nearly 170 inches long and 70 inches wide. It weighs 2866 pounds. The combination of weight reduction, high power and all-wheel drive results on an incredible sprint, that from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is 2.0 seconds. Impressive, isn't it?

And there is good news for the VW team. Scott Speed is returning to take part of the championship after he recorded three victories in 2014 season. As you know, Speed participated in Formula 1 races back in 2006 and 2007 and in NASCAR races in 2008 to 2013. And as you know, he is known for his incredible rally skills and stunt drives.

We all wish him the best of luck and success!

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Source: Volkswagen