Top Gear USA host, Rally America veteran, and former double Formula Drift champion Tanner Foust is returning to Formula D in a 900 horsepower Volkswagen Passat. Yes. A Passat.

Seriously.

Not a Beetle, like he runs in Global Rallycross. Not a Golf R. Not a Touareg. Not even a CC.

A Passat. The most low-key, beige, family sedan the company makes is what's getting the most backwards hat energy drink face tattoo treatment in the automotive world.

Here's the report from Wrecked Magazine so you know I'm not making this up.

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And here's his teaser video.

Here are a few screenshots of the car. If you have any idea what kind of engine that looks like, let the world know.

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Tanner will only be running three events, which is good. Any more and I would explode with happiness overload.


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