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    Volkswagen Race Touareg 3 Qatar Concept

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    At the first Qatar Motor Show (26-29 January, 2011), Volkswagen has presented a slightly tamer version of the Touareg 3 that started in the Dakar Rally at the beginning of January 2011; this 228 kW / 310 PS Volkswagen could very well be the world's most talented street-legal SUV.

    This is a genuine Rally motorsport vehicle, like the one that was still touring South America in the Dakar Rally two weeks ago and was built to withstand the toughest rally race in the world. The vehicle now being shown in Qatar is a version of the Race Touareg 3 - an SUV that can sprint to 100 km/h in less than six seconds - that is legally approved for use on public roadways. The just over two metre wide body was slightly modified for road use. Instead of 16-inch wheels, new 18-inch wheels from BBS with a gold look are being used. The "Race Touareg" signature - also in a golden colour - stretches the entire length of the vehicle's sides. In turn, it is perfectly coordinated with the exterior paint in "Magic Morning," a white that has a slight gold shimmer to it.

    The interior was completely redesigned; all that remained unmodified was the safety cage. Without compromises also means an interior that offers easy controls and is ergonomic. The interior has an extremely well-organised appearance with focus on the driving machine, and it is equipped with Recaro racing bucket seats. Designers created an interior in so-called "Stealth look" that is reminiscent of the aircraft of the same name. In tribute to the Dakar Rally, the Dakar victories are etched in the anodised aluminium of the centre console, right next to the "Race Touareg" signature.

    Other trim elements are treated in Matt Carbon. Tuned to this is the roll cage in "Serpentino Grey Metallic." Interior designers have upholstered the seat side supports and the door trim panels with Nubuk leather in "Black" and "Pure Grey," while the centre seat panels are made from perforated Nappa leather in "Titan Black." Additional accents include the two-tone seams and silver piping on the seat covers and safety-related items painted in "Tornado Red." The only other ingredient that is needed is some time to explore the world on a "360 degree route" in this uncompromising car.

    http://www.netcarshow.com/volkswagen...qatar_concept/
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    Trim elements treated by the esteemed Matthew Carbon? Count me in.

    If pretty pointless if you ask me, especially considering they don't need homologation specials, I think.

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    Nonetheless, this thing is pretty badass....
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    Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
    Nonetheless, this thing is pretty badass....
    Very much. The interior is pretty nice, especially for a race car.
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    that thing is as SUV as the 959 was as an off-roader

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    Quote Originally Posted by f6fhellcat13 View Post
    If pretty pointless if you ask me, especially considering they don't need homologation specials, I think.
    This.

    Doesn't even make sense as a road car.
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    It's an off-roader that's actually sporty, as opposed to every SUV ever. It makes sense as an off-road car, which is rare nowadays. See also the Ford Raptor.
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    Or the Brawler or Bowler or whatever thats based on the Land Rover. Kinda is the off road 4x4 equivalent of a "normal" super car.
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    But the Ford at least is civilised or something. This is far too racy. And probably doesn't fit here.
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    Yeah I am not sure civilized is the word to use there....the Ford from most reviews said its floaty, but it was designed to take those jumps so the shock and ride tuning was designed for that. This probably isn't that different....

    Besides if there is a market for this: Bowler Offroad - Home

    You can sell the VW too...and TBH the VW one is more attractive and "race proven"...
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    Civilizing a Dakar Touareg seems to target wealthy middle-eastern types... who will love it. Ferrer points out it really has no sensible purpose, which is perfect for oil-rich desert countries. Just the thing to park in your Palm Jumeira car port, impressing the swells at the Emirates Golf Club, and easy cross-dune commutes to visit freinds in Qatar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    But the Ford at least is civilised or something. This is far too racy. And probably doesn't fit here.
    So... it's a supercar for the desert. Yay!
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    The desert is very far from where I live...
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    He needs a V8 engine 4.2 TDI

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    The desert is very far from where I live...
    I think that's why they launched it in Qatar
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