Volkswagen announced today the next week's launch of the Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck, a new vehicle specially built for the which will be Baja desert race.
The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck that will run the 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race in the SCORE Trophy Truck segment is propelled by a 5.5-liter V12 clean diesel motor that generates a whopping 550 horsepower and 625 lbs.-ft. (846 Nm) of torque.
Faithful to the off-road prowess that the Touareg is well known for, the purpose-built Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck takes the Touareg's off-road persistence to the next level.
With a dual A-Arm front suspension that permits 25 inches of wheel travel, and a 4-link rear suspension that permits 30 inches of wheel travel, together with Fox Racing Shocks, Eibach Coils and BFGoodrich Baja KRT 37x13.5x17 off-road tires the Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck should have no trouble traversing the highly challenging and technical 634 mile Baja 1000 course.
The chassis design and production was managed by Arciero Miller Racing found in Foothill Ranch, California. The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck highlights a 125 inch wheelbase, total length of 213 inches, width of 92 inches, a total height of 78 inches and gross weight of 5650 lbs.
The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck Body was conceptualized and created by the Volkswagen Design Center of Santa Monica, California.