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VW’s Amarok concept suggests they want in on the performance ute club.

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Volkswagen unveiled there possible interest in the performance ute club with the Amarok ute at this years Wothersee event.

The performance based Amarok Concept is power by 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 engine producing 200kW of power and 600Nm of torque. Combined with an eight-speed automatic and 4 wheel drive VW claim the concept has a 0-100kmh of 7.9 seconds. This is still quite a bit behind the standards of todays “performance utes” with the HSV Maloo doing the 0-100kmh in around 5 seconds.

But this is one to watch, as they may be the first brand in years to venture into performance ute market.

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John Galvin (JSG)http://www.drivelife.co.nz
It started at a young age with bedroom posters, the Countach of course. This slowly grew into a super car die-cast model collection, fifty five 1:18 models at the last count. At which point it had almost taken full control, the incurable Mad Car Disease ran deep though my veins all the way to the bone. And things for my loved ones just got worse as the cars where now being bought at 1:1 scale, after a BMW, HSV, and couple of Audi's, the disease reached my brain, pushing me over the edge and down the rabbits hole into the world of the bedroom poster.

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