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SCORE Baja 1000: Volkswagen to unveil Touareg Trophy at L.A. Auto Show.

Volkswagen of America, Inc. will unveil its purpose-built Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck, powered by a clean diesel TDI engine, during a news conference at this year's Los Angeles Auto Show. The news conference is scheduled for 10:45 to 11:10 a.m., Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at the Volkswagen stand.

The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck that will run the 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race in the SCORE Trophy Truck class is powered by a 5.5 liter V-12 clean diesel engine that produces 550 horsepower and 625 lbs.-ft. of torque.

Staying true to the off-road prowess that the Touareg is best known for, the purpose-built Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck takes the Touareg's off-road tenaciousness to a whole new level. With a double A-Arm front suspension that allows 25 inches of wheel travel, and a 4-link rear suspension that allows 30 inches of wheel travel, combined with Fox Racing Shocks, Eibach Coils and BFGoodrich Baja KRT 37x13.5x17 off-road tires the Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck should have little difficulty maneuvering the highly difficult and technical 634 mile Baja 1000 course.

Chassis design and production was handled by Arciero Miller Racing located in Foothill Ranch, California. The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck features a wheelbase of 125 inches, overall length of 213 inches, width of 92 inches, an overall height of 78 inches and weighs 5650 pounds. The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck Body was designed by the Volkswagen Design Center located in Santa Monica, California.

Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Specifications Powertrain Engine 5.5 Liter, 90 degree V-12 TDI Twin Turbo Diesel Valve train 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC Induction Dual Garrett TR 30 R with dual 43.5mm air-restrictors, 2.94 bar (absolute) pressure Emissions Dow Automotive Diesel Particle Filters (2) Horsepower 550 HP (405kW) Torque 625 ft-lb (850Nm) Layout Mid-engine, rear wheel drive Transmission Xtrac 6 Speed Sequential Rear Axle Custom Built solid 9" Rear Axle Suspension Front Double A-Arm Suspension - 25" wheel travel (63 cm) Rear 4-Link Rear Suspension - 30" wheel travel (76 cm) Front Shocks Fox Racing Shocks - 3.0 Coil-over with 3.0 Bypass/Multi-adjustable Dampener Rear Shocks Fox Racing Shocks - 3.0 Coil-over with 3.0 Bypass/Multi-adjustable Dampener Springs Eibach Coils Wheels KMC 17" Custom Forged Beadlock Tires BFGoodrich Baja KRT 37x13.5x17 General Owner Volkswagen of America Inc. Chassis Design Arciero Miller Racing Body Design Volkswagen Design Center California Dimensions Wheelbase 125 in. (317 cm) Overall Length 213 in. (541 cm) Track Width 92 in. (233 cm) Overall Height 78 in. (198 cm) Weight 5650 lbs. (2562 kg) Brakes Brembo 6 Piston Calipers Steering Lee Manufacturing Interior GPS Lowrance 9200 system Seats Sparco Carbon Fiber Racing seats Fuel Cell 65 Gallon (240 Liter) Capacity, designed by Harmon Fuel Cells Sponsors Sponsored by Red Bull, BFGoodrich Tires, Dow Automotive, Oakley, KMC Wheels, Fox Shocks.

2008/11/12 | 00:35 CET | Editor: MR/HS/Volkswagen

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