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Race Touareg 3 unveiled

By SYF77 on 26 Aug 2010

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A few months after a prototype was spotted in the Alps, Volkswagen has officially unveiled the Race Touareg 3 (RT3).

Based on the Race Touareg 2, the RT3 features an improved cooling system, revised carbon / Kevlar bodywork, a modified grille and LED-infused headlights. The footwear for the RT3 is a specially developed BF Goodrich 235/85 R16 tire. Other goodies include three limited slip differentials.

Propulsion power is provided by a twin-turbocharged 2.5-liter TDI engine generating 296hp and 599 Nm of torque. It is connected to an upgraded five-speed sequential gearbox with a ZF-Sachs three-plate ceramic clutch. This allows the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 6.1 seconds and hit a top speed of 188 km/h.

The fact that the RT2 won the Dakar Rally in 2009 and 2010 means that the RT3 will be the vehicle to beat for 2011.

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Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.

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Watwheels Aug 26 2010 12:15 PM
This pales in comparison with the Hilux Arctic truck. Here's a peek at how the company "Arctic Trucks" converts the dull looking Toyota Hilux 4door pick up into a macho machine. Hilux Arctic Truck Conversion

BBC use it for the Top Gear Arctic challenge in 2007. Part 1 of 4

It looks brilliant in red.
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