Volkswagen has prepared Atlas coupe for desert racing

Volkswagen has prepared Atlas coupe for desert racing

November 21, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The SUV will enter the start of the Baja 1000 race and try to overtake the racing Ford Bronco

In Los Angeles, the premiere of the trophy truck with the “face” of the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport R. The SUV will take part in the Baja 1000 rally-raid. From the production model, he got the name, front design and a two-liter turbo engine, which boosted up to 480 horsepower. Potentially, the recoil can be increased to 600 forces.

Volkswagen has already decided on one of the pilots who will compete in the Atlas Cross Sport R. They will be Tanner Faust, racer and former presenter of the American version of Top Gear. There are no other details about the debut of the Atlas Cross Sport R on the Baja 1000.

Earlier this month, Ford showed off the Bronco R racing prototype, which will also perform on the Baja 1000. The car is built on the T6 platform, which will also form the basis of the production model of the same name, and the off-road engine is powered by an EcoBoost engine with two turbochargers. The SUV will be piloted by Shelby Hall, the granddaughter of the famous American racer Rod Hall.