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MTM Gets Serious with the new V8-Powered VW Amarok for Geneva

MTM Volkswagen Amarok V8 4.2 TDI

Double the diesel fun.

It’s all about making a statement at the Geneva Motor Show, and MTM is doing just that with their new Volkswagen Amarok set to be unveiled this week. It’s not your average truck either; instead of the standard turbodiesel inline-four cylinder engine, there’s more than double the displacement, double the output, and double the fun thanks to a new turbodiesel V-8 engine. That’s a truck that we can get used to real quick.

The standard 2.0 TDI engine found in the Volkswagen Amarok has been ripped out and replaced with a new 4.2 TDI V-8 engine that fits like a glove inside of the engine bay. After the heart transplant, the truck has a whopping 410 PS (404 hp) and 686 lb-ft. of torque to do all sorts of tough truck things really fast.

The factory leaf springs were removed and replaced with a new Panhard rod and air spring combo to accommodate for all the extra oil-burning ponies. The solid rear axle also boasts newly installed MTM disc brakes along with the new 405 x 36 mm MTM brake set up front. These brakes hide behind new BBS SV wheels that are specifically made for trucks and SUVs, and wear 295/40 22 Michelin Latitude tires.

MTM Volkswagen Amarok V8 4.2 TDI

The Frankensteinish conversion allows the MTM Volkswagen Amarok to accelerate to 62 mph in just six seconds flat while reaching a top speed of 134 mph (222 km/h).

The new MTM Volkswagen Amarok with the 4.2-liter diesel V-8 engine will make its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show at stand 2045 in Hall 2 alongside the Audi A8 4.2 TDI “Nardo Edition” and 504 hp MTM Audi RS Q3.

MTM Volkswagen Amarok Specifications

Displacement: 4.2 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-8
Aspiration: Turbodiesel
Maximum Horsepower: 410 PS / 404 hp
Maximum Torque: 685.84 lb-ft. / 930 Nm

Acceleration 0-62 mph: 6.0 seconds
Top Speed: 137.94 mph / 222 km/h

Wheels, Tires, Brakes, and Suspension:
Wheels: BBS SV
Tires: Michelin Latitude
Tire Size: 295/40 22
Brakes: MTM 405 x 36 mm (front) / MTM discs (rear)
Suspension: Rear Panhard rod and air springs

MTM Volkswagen Amarok Gallery

Source: MTM

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