Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Beetles in drag racing
The beetle is widely used in drag racing, its rearward (RR) weight distribution keeps the weight over the rear wheels maximizing grip off the start line. Even though the Beetles curb weight is already quite low, it will be brought right down for a full on drag beetle and its power output will be very high. If this combined with the beetles RR layout, wheelies can be achieved easily but it will reduce the 1/4 mile time. To prevent this, wheelie bars are added.