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 |  Feb 06 2014, 8:16 AM

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Tanner Foust and former F1 driver Scott Speed will pilot a pair of Volkswagen Beetles with some serious balls starting at the June Summer X Games in Austin, Texas. 

The news comes as part of an announcement Volkswagen made today that it will enter a 560-hp Beetle as part of its 2014 rallycross program. Both Foust and Speed will compete initially with European rally cross-prepped Polo. VW will partner with Andretti Sports Marketing for the new Beetle rally car, which will be powered by a turbocharged, direct injected TSI engine. Further details on the engine are still unreleased. Of course, it will direct power to all four wheels.

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Foust will pilot the Rockstar Energy Drink Beetle while Speed will drive a version of the car in 7UP livery. The Red bull Global Rallycross series starts in May.

The Polo rally car that the team will initially use to compete won the 2013 World Rally Championship for drivers and manufacturers.

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