Our spies have caught new photos of a revised Volkswagen Race Touareg undergoing testing in the Alps. Full details inside.

Our spies have caught a revised Volkswagen Race Touareg undergoing testing in the Alps.

While were not quite sure if this is an updated Race Touareg 2 or a mule for the Race Touareg 3, changes appear relatively minor. Modifications include a snorkel air intake, new vents (fender and roof), and a front brush guard.

Under the hood, power will likely be provided by a 2.5-liter diesel engine with 280 hp (205 kW / 284 PS) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. Despite seeming a little weak, the engine has enabled the RT 2 to win first and second place in the 2009 Dakar Rally.

Considering the 2011 Dakar Rally starts January 1st, expect to learn more about the updated RT 2 (or new RT 3) in the coming months.

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