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VW Pimps Out The Touareg

VW Race Touareg 3 Qatar

At the Qatar Motor Show, VW brought two new Touareg concepts – one of them is the Race Touareg 3 Qatar while the other is the Touareg Gold Edition. The first one is in fact a street legal version of the very successful racecar that participated in the 2012 Dakar. The latter is a very special and unique model decorated with 24-carat gold parts. As you can see, these are two different cars that suit different tastes; although I believe that there are plenty of sheiks out there that wouldn’t mind buying them both.

VW Race Touareg 3 Qatar

Let’s talk more about the Race Touareg 3. It has a power unit that develops 310 hp and can reach 60 mph from start in less than 6 seconds which is quite impressive for a car of this size. Needless to say that it was built with the know-how obtained in the Dakar Rally, the toughest race in the world – at least in my opinion.

VW had to make this car legal so they had to modify the 2-meter wide body of the Touareg and they took out the racing-spec 16-inch wheels and installed these very attractive 18-inch BBS alloy rims that are paint in gold. Speaking of gold, the same color was used for the “Race Touareg” inscription on the car’s sides and the German automaker also said that the “Morning Magic” paintwork has a little bit of gold shimmer to it.

VW Race Touareg 3 Qatar

Inside the cabin, everything was changed except for the safety cage. This Race Touareg 3 comes with a sporty steering wheel, a sequential gearbox, Recaro bucket seats and a digital instrument panel. The vast majority of these elements are covered by high-quality materials like Nappa leather and carbon fiber.

VW Touareg Golden Edition

Moving along, let’s talk about the Gold Edition. Packing a 360-hp engine, this car rolls on massive gold-plated 22-inch rims and has gold-plated insertions on the mirror caps, window frames, protective guard strips, roof rails and also on the fascia. To round up the design, this VW model has a “Touareg V8” inscription and that same “Magic Morning” body color we mentioned before.

VW Touareg Golden Edition

Inside you will find the same obsession with gold as most of the dials; switches along with other various elements are covered in 24-carat gold, rounded up by the exquisite leather and the Walnut Burr accents. The car’s seats are covered by the finest cream Nappa leather with ornamental stitching and the dashboard is wrapped in natural brown leather.

VW Touareg Golden Edition

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