Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 – New Dakar Cahllenger

August 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm

Volkswagen Touareg has won the Rally Dakar for the last two years, so it’s been given a complete update in order to be in shape for next year’s competition.

Here’s the new Race Touareg 3 which apart form all technical improvements also look different than the old car. It comes with new LED lights, a new grille, window line, rear clamshell and wheels.

Volkswagen Race Touareg 3   New Dakar Cahllenger Race Touareg 1

The car’s carbon fiber bodyshell has also been revised and the car’s cooling system is enhanced accordingly. It also get specially developed BF Goodrich 235/85 R16 tyres.

The car is still powered by the same twin-turbocharged 2.5-litre TDI engine which has 300 PS and 442 lbs ft of torque, but it’s been optimised to cope with the severe altitude changes incurred on the Dakar with the vehicle climbing to heights of over 15,000 feet above sea level.

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