bhp @ 3500 rpm
345 horsepower, turbocharged V10 diesel of the Touareg R50 is
marked by a massive torque level of 627 lb-ft (850 Newton-meters)
developed at a low 2,000 rpm. This gives the Touareg R50 a 0-60
mph time of 6.7 seconds, and a 146 mph top speed.
In keeping with the performance figures of the Touareg R50,
Volkswagen designed new exterior and interior features according
to the R philosophy. From the outside, the Touareg R50 is easy
to recognize with its 21-inch Omanyt type alloy wheels and size
295 tires, blue painted brake calipers, discrete wheel well
flares, side skirts and distinctive bumpers (Sport Design Package),
as well as a modified radiator grille (in a matte finish chrome).
The VW Touareg R50's extensive features also include an air
suspension sport chassis: The so-called "Driving dynamics package
with adaptive roll compensation" and chassis lowered by twenty
millimeter supplements the "Sport" mode of the manually or automatically
controlled air suspension by achieving a stiffer spring rate.
On the inside, the Touareg R50s features include a sport
seating system in anthracite-colored nappa leather with R50
logo integrated in the headrests. The logo was also integrated
in the stainless steel tread plates. Also in keeping with the
sporty character of the Touareg is the light-colored "engine
spin" decor of the interior a metallic structure
similar to that previously used on race cars as well
as metal worked caps for the accelerator and brake pedals. A
R50 logo also decorates the gearshift lever of the six-speed
Tiptronic automatic transmission.
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