Mega - Herbies win championship

Wolfsburg, October 6, 2015

The VW Beetle is actually a sweet little city car. This will however not apply if the VW Beetle GRC is talk. In the US Rallycross Championship for two make Hulk mutant beetles now in the race among themselves. Tanner Foust and Scott Speed ​​, the driver of the VW, are the only pilot who still have a chance of winning.

VW - dominance in the GRC

In the first full season for the Beatles would have ( almost ) can not be better. After eleven of twelve rounds, five wins and twelve more podiums in the account of the VW driver. The Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship ( GRC ) made ​​in 2015 already in Fort Lauterdale, Daytona, New River, Detroit, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Barbados halt. For the finale it goes on fourth November to Las Vegas, where the event will take place as part of the SEMA Auto Show. The former Formula 1 driver Scott Speed ​​thereby has the best chances for the title, he is in the championship 36 points ahead of his teammate, the TopGear - USA Host Tanner Foust.

brutal beetles

The field of application of the two ?? the Beetle GRC ?? was developed by VW Motorsport in Germany. Used vehicles from the team " Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross ". The Beetle have GRC have refurbished and truly no longer have much in common with the standard counterpart. The wide body is verspoilert wild and equipped with many safety features. 560 hp and a permanent all-wheel drive are the perfect conditions for GRC courses with mixed surfaces, jumps and tight turns. A sequential transmission with launch control catapults the cars at the start in less than three seconds from zero to 100 km / h. ( mf )