Volkswagen has announced that it will unveil its Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck at the 2008 LA Auto Show next week. The Race Touareg RDI Trophy Truck will run the 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race in the SCORE Trophy Truck.
Power comes from a 5.5L V12 clean diesel engine that makes a total of 550-hp with a maximum torque of 625 lb-ft. Off-road power will be supported by a double A-Arm front suspension that allows 25-inches of wheel travel and a 4-link rear suspension that allows 30-inches. Combining that with Fox Racing Shocks, Eibach Coils and BFGoodrich Baja KRT 37×13.5×17 off-road tires the Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck should be able to take on the difficult 634 mile Baja 1,000 course.
The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck has a wheelbase of 125 inches with an overall length of 213 inches. Sponsors of the Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck include Red Bull, BFGoodrich Tires, Dow Automotive, Oakley, KMC Wheels and Fox Shocks.