VW to launch high-performance Touareg R50

Volkswagen to launch Touareg R50 in Sydney

Volkswagen has announced that it will debut the new Volkswagen Touareg R50 on October 11th at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney.

While not many pictures or info has been released about the R50, we do know that it will be powered by a V10 TDi unit that produces more than 313 horsepower and 553 lb-ft. of torque.Β The R50 gets bigger wheels, tires and a tweaked suspension complete the high-performance package.

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Mini Press Release:

In another world premiere for the Australian International Motor Show, Volkswagen has announced it will unveil its new Touareg R50 in Sydney next week (11 October). Developed by a team of specialists at Volkswagen Individual GmbH, the Touareg R50 is one of the most powerful SUVs in the world. While Volkswagen has yet to announce detailed specifications, it promises the R50 boasts “generous” increases on the 230kW of power and 750Nm of torque produced by the current V10 TDi model on which it is based. Bigger wheels and tyres and tweaked suspension complete the high-performance package. Volkswagen Individual GmbH has also designed new exterior and interior features to reflect the R philosophy.

The R50 is the third model to appear under Volkswagen”s sporty R label, following in the footsteps of the Golf R32 and the new Passat R36 – which was launched last month at the Frankfurt motor show. All three models have 4MOTION all-wheel drive to guarantee optimal traction.

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