MTM has prepared a V8 engine transplant for the Volkswagen Amarok just in time for this year's Geneva Motor Show.

MTM has prepared a V8 engine transplant for the Volkswagen Amarok just in time for this year's Geneva Motor Show.

Rather than packing a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine, the German pick-up truck has received a larger 4.2-liter V8 TDI motor with 410 bhp (306 kW) and an impressive peak torque of 930 Nm (686 lb-ft). Despite being a utilitarian vehicle, the V8-powered Amarok manages to impress with its 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in only 6 seconds before topping out at 138 mph (222 km/h).

While the stock Amarok comes with a leaf spring rear axle, MTM's variant was fitted with a Panhard rod combined with air springs together with rear disc brakes. The front disc brakes measure 405x36mm and as a final touch MTM installed 22-inch BBS SV alloy wheels wrapped around in 295/40 Michelin Latitude tires.

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