MTM-tuned Volkswagen Amarok with 301kW V8 turbodiesel

MTM-tuned Volkswagen Amarok V8 front quarter

German tuner, MTM is creating a monster truck out of the Volkswagen Amarok ute by swapping its 2.0-litre TDI engine with a 4.2-litre turbocharged V8 diesel from the Audi Q7.

Thanks to its new heart, which churns out 301kW of power and 930Nm of torque, the Amarok will blitz 0-100km/h in a hot hatch-beating 6.0 seconds before hitting a top speed of 222km/h.

MTM-tuned Volkswagen Amarok V8 side-1

To make good use of the extra oomph, MTM has replaced the Amarok’s standard leaf spring rear suspension with a Panhard rod combined with air springs. Its brakes have also been uprated to handle the extra power.

Finally, to give it a gangster look, the tuner has thrown in a set of 22-inch alloy wheels shod in Michelin Latitude 295/40 R22 tyres.

More details will be released at the Geneva Motor Show where the ute will make its world debut.

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