VW Amarok Power Pickup Concept arrives at 2014 Worthersee

Article by Andrew Christian, on May 29, 2014

Last year at the 2013 Worthersee festival VW unveiled the Amarok R-Style Concept, but this year the stylish pickup truck returned with a 5,000-watt sound system. As a result, the load bed of the VW Amarok Power Concept features one of the loudest portable sound systems ever built and the centerpiece of this DJ equipment is an Allen & Heath Xone:92 with Pioneer CDJ900NXS units as input devices.

In addition, there are two VOID Acoustics Impulse 3t speakers that were designed especially for this pickup and a Void Acoustics Stasys Xair subwoofer. Volkswagen used the Void Acoustics mycro 6-loudspeakers as monitors and integrated them into dedicated functional sound boxes, while the Void Acoustics loudspeakers are driven by amplifiers from MC2.

Under the hood, there is a 3.0-liter V6 TDI engine that develops 272 hp (200 kW) and 600 Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. The engine uses an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers the power to the road via the 4Motion all-wheel drive system.

According to the official press release, the Amarok Power Concept accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds, while top speed is 210 km/h or 130 mph.

Press Release

This Amarok rocks! Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents Power DJ version with 5,000-watt sound system

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents the Amarok 'Power', demonstrating on the shores of Lake Wörthersee an idea for providing a mobile sound system at any event: for the spacious cargo bed of the 5.25-metre-long pick-up provides sufficient storage space for all the equipment needed for parties such as the GTI meet. Also flexibly transportable by the disc jockey and simple to set up at the venue, this sound system delivering total power of 5,000 watts will certainly have not only the Wörthersee rocking.

And this special Amarok also has 'rhythm' thanks to its richly varied interplay of metallic, high-gloss and matt surfaces: deep 'Dynamic grey' metallic paint underscores for the one part the technical, cool look, while the use of micro glass flakes intensifies the sheen. Wing mirror covers and the mighty 22-inch alloys (tyre dimension 295/35) are painted in 'Gunmetal'. Further striking touches are created by orange decals on doors and sills and orange brake callipers. Genuine highlights on the other hand include the bi-xenon headlights with their chrome inserts and the likewise chrome-plated twin tail pipes of the Amarok 'Power'. The technically high value look and feel is, however, also reflected inside: refined black and 'Orange Power' nappa leather, black Alcantara on the steering wheel, bucket seats and door trim is additionally combined in the cockpit with high quality carbon leather. A love for detail: on the seats the honeycomb of the radiator grille is recreated as perforation and a silhouette of the Amarok is laser-etched into the leather beneath the head-piece.

And these fine details naturally continue in respect of the sound system installed in the vehicle: centrepiece of the DJ equipment is an Allen & Heath Xone:92. Used as input devices are Pioneer CDJ900NXS units. Sound output comes via two VOID ACOUSTICS Impulse 3t speakers. Their special design was especially created for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. With the similarly adapted VOID ACOUSTICS Stasys Xair subwoofer the 'Amarok Power' is ideally equipped to reproduce even the really low frequencies. The VOID ACOUSTICS mycro 6 loudspeakers used as monitors have been integrated into dedicated functional sound boxes. The VOID ACOUSTICS loudspeakers are driven by amplifiers from MC². All of the individual components have been designed in such a way that when assembled they perfectly fill the complete 3.5 m2 cargo bed of the Amarok SingleCab and as a 'compact cube' thus provide space for the complete PA system. All ready for the next open air party, which the Amarok will get really rocking!

• Name:
Amarok 'Power'

• Character:
Mobile DJ workplace

• World première:
29 May 2014, Reifnitz/Wörthersee

• Dimensions:
Length 5,254 mm; width 2,228 mm; height 1,740 mm;

• Engines / power / gearbox:
V6 TDI (Common Rail)
Cubic capacity 2,952 cm3
Max. output 200 kW
Max. torque 600 Nm at 3000 min -1
Transmission 8-speed automatic

• Performance*:
V/max 210 km/h
0-100 km/h 7.9 sec.

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