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2005 Volkswagen Touareg R GT Concept

2005 Volkswagen Touareg R GT Concept
2005 Volkswagen Touareg R GT Concept Specifications
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/vented disc
Tires F-R:295/30 R22
Driveline:All Wheel Drive
Type:V6, Twin-Turbo
Displacement cu in (cc):195 (3189)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:500(373) / n.a.
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:n.a.
Redline at RPM:n.a.
Length Width Height in:n.a.
Weight lb (kg):n.a.
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:n.a.
Top Speed mph (km/h):n.a.
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2005 Volkswagen Touareg R GT Concept - n.a. (last update: 5/3/2007)

Touareg R GT is the Pure Essence of a High-performance Luxury SUV

The dream of every high-performance tuner is access to the best, most durable, precise components; intelligent and adaptable control systems; and progressive, appealing styling.

It's the dream of every high-performance tuner to transform that excellence into the extraordinary, to create exhilarating answers to the question, "What if...?"

Volkswagen shares this drive to push the dynamic and aesthetic boundaries of its vehicles. The vast network of engineers and designers within VW's worldwide reach never need to be urged to challenge conventional wisdom, and this philosophy is reflected not only in the unique character of VW's production vehicles, it's also fully displayed in a stunning ultra-high-performance Touareg R GT built for SEMA 2005 in combination with HPA Motorsports.

The Touareg R GT is not just flights of fancy branding. The badging on this one-off tells a story of advanced platforms enriched with strategic applications of factory and aftermarket expertise.

The Touareg R GT is nothing less than the pure essence of a high-performance luxury SUV. What was formerly a 2005 model with a V6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission is now a 500-horsepower road-carver that doubles as a luxurious limousine. Like the other R GT models on display at SEMA, the Touareg has an HPA-built twin-turbocharged V6 under the hood, special chassis enhancements, a KW Variant 3-way coilover suspension, and a high-performance braking system supplied by Brembo.

The Touareg's revised lines give it the look of a well-bred urban cruiser. A Volkswagen Individual body kit, gleaming silver paint, and 10 x 22-inch custom-built, forged-aluminum, mono-block Avus wheels mounted with Michelin ultra-high-performance Diamaris tires lend it a commanding visual presence that matches the powertrain's dominating performance.

Front sport bucket seats, an integrated single roll hoop, and the safety systems required for a weekend at the track are complemented by the luxury of black leather upholstery with gray suede centers, a Bugatti spun-aluminum trim kit by Volkswagen Individual, a black Apple iPod module, and rear PSP system.

Street and track performance has not yet been measured, but with its 500 horsepower and massive torque, the Touareg R GT will certainly be an extreme expression of "Fun to Drive.".

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