Shown version of VW Amarok pickup from Walkinshaw

Shown version of VW Amarok pickup from Walkinshaw

October 15, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The German automaker has unveiled a special version of its compact VW Amarok pickup, which has also been developed by the Walkinshaw tuning studio. Prices for the highly modernized novelty have not yet been announced.

The Australian representative of the German brand, together with local tuning studio Walkinshaw, have presented a special version of the compact Amarok pickup.

The novelty, which received the designation W580, is named after the Australian atelier. The name speaks of the maximum torque that the diesel engine delivers – 580 Nm.

The V6 turbo diesel engine produces the same 268 horsepower as the regular Amarok, with the only difference that all the torque is available at all times. As a reminder, the standard 3.0-liter Amarok has 255 hp. and an acceleration function that temporarily unlocks an additional 13 hp.

The novelty is based on the flagship Amarok performance, and also has a suspension modification with a modified front axle raised by 40 mm to increase ground clearance. A set of alloy wheels, exclusive to the novelty, are shod with new Pirelli Scorpion 275/50 R20 tires. There are also wheel arch extensions.

Walkinshaw has installed a custom dual exhaust system with side outlets under the rear bumper and modified the grille to further show that this isn’t just an Amarok. Bi-xenon headlights, LED fog lights, a body-colored molded sports dashboard and an interior numbered plaque round out the changes.

The Walkinshaw Amarok W580 goes on sale on December 1st, when VW Commercial Vehicles Australia will provide pricing for the redesigned truck.

Not so long ago, AutoTimesNews wrote that the updated Ford Ranger will be many times better than the German VW Amarok. The fact that the new generation of the mid-size American pickup Ford Ranger will be an order of magnitude better than the German VW Amarok, said Ford Australia President Andrew Birkich. According to him, the new Ranger will become a global model for the automaker and will be sold in more than 180 countries around the world.