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VW Launch Road-Legal Dakar Monster


Nearly every member of the VW group has built some form of competitive reputation. Audi and Bentley have dominated endurance races the world over with both winning the Le Mans 24 hour. Porsche provide the worlds most popular and competitive GT3 racer and this year will also compete in Le Mans. Even Skoda are becoming an international rally success. But what about the German manufacturer itself? Well the Dakar rally is its poison and this year the highly modified Touaregs took 1st, 2nd and 3rd position. Quite the achievement and to mark the occasion VW are going to offer something rather special… The Dakar racer itself!

The VW Race Touareg 3 is pretty much the dune jumping monster that took the event by storm though some modifications have been made to allow it to grace the road. However the 300BHP 2.5 litre TDI has not been touched giving the driver a real Dakar experience. The biggest change is in the cockpit where the minimalist race layout has been ditched for carbon fiber consoles. This car is most defiantly going on this years Christmas with list but with prices unannounced we are not sure how likely it is that there will be one under the tree.