Volkswagen and Red Bull will debut the new Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The truck breaks ground as the first diesel-powered Trophy Truck to compete in the historic off-road Baja 1000.
What you see here is the skinless chassis and two renderings of the Volkswagen-Red Bull racing Touareg that will be introduced to the public at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The purpose-built Baja racing truck is the first turbodiesel Trophy Truck to race in the SCORE off-roading series.
In a racing series dominated by big, burly trucks, you'd think that diesels were a fact of life, but this trucks' 5.5 liter clean-diesel V12 engine is a groundbreaker. With 550 horsepower and 625 pound-feet of torque on tap, the Volkswagen and Red Bull-sponsored Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck shouldn't have any problem proving its worth.
The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck's suspension was designed in California by Arciero Miller Racing, and features double A-arms up front and a four-link rear that provide twenty-five and thirty inches of suspension travel, respectively. Fox Racing shocks, Eibach coil springs and massive BF Goodrich KRT tires are also used.
The Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck is scheduled to run the 634-mile 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.