Offroad: Volkswagen USA is Sponsoring a Baja 1000-Bound Beetle

Since its inception, the Baja 1000 has attracted VW Beetles by the dozen, and to celebrate 50 years of competition, Volkswagen of America is sponsoring the ProjectBaja Class 11 Beetle.

In case you aren’t hip to Baja classifications, Class 11 is one of, if not the least modified groups that compete in the Baja 1000. That also means that their pace is pretty steady. With little more than tires and suspension mods—as well as the necessities of safety (roll cage, fuel cell, radio comms, etc)—these Beetles are about as close to stock as a race car can be.

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