With that kind of connection, it's not terribly surprising that VeeDub would want to capitalize on that amazing and successful history by officially sponsoring a Baja Bug in the 50th running of the Baja 1000 race, taking place November 14-18, 2017. The Beetle in question is a 1970 model running a stock air-cooled 1600 engine, but it's been beefed up with big Fox shocks, adjustable torsion plates, and 15-inch BF Goodrich All Terrain tires. A roll cage keeps the passengers safe.
You can read more about the Bug's history at Baja, and what it's like to actually drive a Beetle modified for off-road racing here. And if you want to know more about this specific Baja Bug, click here for the team's website.