V8 Volkswagen Amarok, anyone?

mtm volkswagen amarok v8 desert edition front quarter

MTM has announced it will be unveiling its Volkswagen Amarok V8 Desert Edition at the Geneva Motor Show.

Developed jointly with DIRKS, the V8-powered ute features a two-toned matte paintwork with wheel arch extensions housing a set of 20-inch BBS alloy wheels shod with Cooper off-road tyres. Its sinister look is highlighted by black out front grille and badges, along with side steps and a roll cage.

mtm volkswagen amarok v8 desert edition interior

Inside, the MTM-tuned Amarok’s interior is covered entirely with Alcantara and leather with contrasting yellow stitching. There is also carbon fibre trim for a touch of exclusivity. The standard car’s infotainment system has been swapped with an aftermarket unit with satellite navigation and television function. Finally, a set of Sirocco style auxiliary gauges has also been added.

mtm volkswagen amarok v8 desert edition rear quarter

The headline news is of course, the mighty 4.2-litre TDI V8 from the Volkswagen Touareg R Line found under the ute’s bonnet. It produces 302kW and 928Nm of torque and is matched with an 8-speed Tiptronic transmission, enabling the truck to hit 100km/h from a standstill in just 6.0 seconds, en route to a top speed of 240km/h.

To improve handling, MTM has installed a set of coilover suspension to the car, while a set of high-performance disc brakes measuring 406mm at the front and 356mm at the back rein in the power.

mtm volkswagen amarok v8 desert edition front

For their trouble, MTM is asking an eye watering €199,143.92 for the Amarok V8 Desert Edition – that’s A$304,629.00 based on today’s exchange rate!

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