Touareg V10 TDI To Tackle Pikes Peak

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Volkswagen are sending three Touareg V10 TDI’s to compete in the gruelling ‘Race To The Clouds’.

The Touaregs will be the first SUV’s to run on Shell’s Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) and will be pumping out an almighty 553 lbs ft of torque, from as low down as 2000 RPM. To put that into perspective, a McLaren F1 super car pales into insignificance with ‘just’ 479 lb-ft at 4000 rpm.

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The 12.4 mile route to the top is covered with varying surfaces as well as 156 hairpin bends, to challenge the drivers and vehicles alike. The event will be taking place on July 1st.

[Source: VW Gazette]

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