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Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck





 Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck will be officially unveiled at the LA Auto Show, as announced by Volkswagen of America, Inc.


Powered by a 5.5 Liter V12 TDI Twin turbo diesel engine, the Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck may delivers 550 HP (405kW) and 625 ft-lb (850Nm) of torque.


Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck features an Xtrac 6-speed sequential gearbox, rear wheel drive layout, and has a mid-engine.


Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck also features a 65 Gallon (240 Liter) capacity fuel cell designed by Harmon Fuel Cells.


With dual Garrett TR 30 R, dual 43.5mm air-restrictors, and 2.94 bar of absolute pressure, Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck will be unveiled with extra power.


Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck will compete in the 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race in the SCORE Trophy Truck class.





Press Release

Volkswagen of America, Inc. will unveil its purpose-built Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck, powered by a clean diesel TDI engine, during a news conference at this year???s Los Angeles Auto Show. The news conference is scheduled for 10:45 to 11:10 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at the Volkswagen stand.


Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck that will run the 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race in the SCORE Trophy Truck class is powered by a 5.5 liter V-12 clean diesel engine that produces 550 horsepower and 625 lbs.-ft. of torque.


Staying true to the off-road prowess that the Touareg is best known for, the purpose-built

Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck takes the Touareg???s off-road tenaciousness to a whole new level. With a double A-Arm front suspension that allows 25 inches of wheel travel, and a 4-link rear suspension that allows 30 inches of wheel travel, combined with Fox Racing Shocks, Eibach Coils and BFGoodrich Baja KRT 37×13.5×17 off-road tires the Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck should have little difficulty maneuvering the highly difficult and technical 634 mile Baja 1000 course.


Chassis design and production was handled by Arciero Miller Racing located in Foothill Ranch, California. The Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck features a wheelbase of 125 inches, overall length of 213 inches, width of 92 inches, an overall height of 78 inches and weighs 5650 pounds.


The Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck Body was designed by the Volkswagen Design Center located in Santa Monica, California. The Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI is sponsored by Volkswagen of America, Inc., Red Bull, BFGoodrich Tires, Dow Automotive, Oakley, KMC Wheels and Fox Shocks.



Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Specifications


Powertrain

Engine 5.5 Liter, 90 degree V-12 TDI Twin Turbo Diesel

Valve train 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC

Induction Dual Garrett TR 30 R with dual 43.5mm air-restrictors, 2.94 bar (absolute) pressure

Emissions Dow Automotive Diesel Particle Filters (2)

Horsepower 550 HP (405kW)

Torque 625 ft-lb (850Nm)

Layout Mid-engine, rear wheel drive

Transmission Xtrac 6 Speed Sequential

Rear Axle Custom Built solid 9?? Rear Axle


Suspension

Front Double A-Arm Suspension ??? 25?? wheel travel (63 cm)

Rear 4-Link Rear Suspension ??? 30?? wheel travel (76 cm)

Front Shocks Fox Racing Shocks - 3.0 Coil-over with 3.0 Bypass/Multi-adjustable Dampener

Rear Shocks Fox Racing Shocks - 3.0 Coil-over with 3.0 Bypass/Multi-adjustable Dampener

Springs Eibach Coils


Wheels

KMC 17?? Custom Forged Beadlock

Tires BFGoodrich Baja KRT 37×13.5×17


General

Owner Volkswagen of America Inc.

Chassis Design Arciero Miller Racing

Body Design Volkswagen Design Center California


Dimensions

Wheelbase 125 in. (317 cm)

Overall Length 213 in. (541 cm)

Track Width 92 in. (233 cm)

Overall Height 78 in. (198 cm)

Weight 5650 lbs. (2562 kg)


Brakes

Brembo 6 Piston Calipers

Steering Lee Manufacturing


Interior

GPS Lowrance 9200 system

Seats Sparco Carbon Fiber Racing seats


Fuel Cell 65 Gallon (240 Liter) Capacity, designed by Harmon Fuel Cells

Sponsors Sponsored by Red Bull, BFGoodrich Tires, Dow Automotive, Oakley, KMC Wheels, Fox Shocks.


   
   

 

Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck
Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck



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