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Old 02-22-2007, 02:00 PM
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My Touareg? Your Touareg? R Touareg!

Volkswagen is working on an 'R' variant of the Touareg SUV that will join the R32 and Passat R36 in the brand's performance lineup, according to recent press reports. Powering the R Touareg will be a performance tuned variant of Volkswagen's 5.0-liter diesel V-10, which in stock form puts out 313 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque.

At this point the power output of the R Touareg - likely to be called R50 to follow the naming convention - is anybody's guess. Aftermarket tuners have gotten up to 360 horsepower and 640 lb-ft out of the engine by reprogramming the ECU. Volkswagen's crack in-house team could likely accomplish much more with aggressive tuning and other modifications, possibly pushing torque into a stratospheric 800 lb-ft range.

Source: [url=http://blogs.motortrend.com/6202713/car-news-volkswagen/volkswagen-reportedly-working-on-performance-touareg-variant/]MotorTrend Magazine[/url]
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