Comments - Volkswagen Takes on Qatar After Dakar Win

Published: Jan 29, 2011
Description: Volkswagen is wasting no time when it comes to rally racing events. After three consecutive Dakar Rally wins, the German automaker is feeling pretty good about itself these days and their confidence i...
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Mike Hawk Jan 31, 2011
Swamp tractor goin mud whompin. It's hippy huntin season, boys.
Bill Gray Jan 30, 2011
I'm with Andy, where do I sign. Badass truck.
Nick Benz Jan 30, 2011
Oh shit. Ill take one of these over any amg, m series, porsche or any of that.
Andy Rogers Jan 29, 2011
Street legal version! :0 Sign me up!
Jeff DeJaegher May 23, 2013
Need 4 speed roof scoop
James Currey Jan 30, 2011
Holy shit look at that scoop on top! That's gonna eat someone!
Chad Nelson Jan 30, 2011
Of course it's street legal, that's like saying a ford raptor it's street legal, but I like it to me it looks like a dune buggy.
Will Conover Jan 30, 2011
@ buddy. That's what I'm thinking
Nick Benz Jan 30, 2011
Holy NUTSACK. Thats good. Thats really really good.
Jonathan Newcastle Jan 29, 2011
There is NO WAY this is street legal. At least not in the US.
Buddy Robinson Jan 29, 2011
Why not just get the road legal bowler nemesis?
Stephen Ishard Jan 29, 2011
Looks like a warthog
Tim Gardner Jan 29, 2011
My god, a VW that actually looks cool!
Patrick Schalk Jan 29, 2011
This thing would be so much fun to drive. Tis a little Raptor
Nick DelPino Jan 29, 2011
Love the bbs' never thought I would see that on something like this.
Kwan Calvin Jan 29, 2011
Nice in the desert, but kind of weird on the road...
Description: Powered by the same 300 hp 2.5-liter TDI, it has gold-colored BBS wheels instead of the 16-inchers on the racer. The interior features revised ergonomics with matte carbon fiber trim and a Serpetino G...
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Andy Rogers Feb 03, 2011
Maybe, don't know. It hasn't been put into production
Andy Rogers Feb 03, 2011
@Jonathan Well this will probably be lighter if they make it. And it may not be able to beat the Raptor in a straight line (except maybe at top speeds), but this could beat it just about everywhere else
Andy Rogers Feb 03, 2011
@Richard Exactly. I could make a Prius finish, just drive it slow. Which driver gets more money? The one that finished or the one the finished AND won
Nick Benz Jan 30, 2011
You can take a toyota fj, and use the money you saved not buying the raptor to mod and upgrade to a car that would own a raptor. Im sorry if you like raptors. They are pretty badass but just not the car id take to a desert race. This vw beats both.
Jonathan Newcastle Jan 29, 2011
How on earth is this remotely competitive to the Raptor with a 300hp diesel?
Adam Morin Jan 29, 2011
A stock Raptor finished Dakar. Don't see how this even competes. I'm sure if it makes production we'll see a price twice almost three times of the Raptor.
Patrick Schalk Jan 29, 2011
I think if they do make it it's gonna be really really expensive. Those suspension setups are gonna cost a ton. It'll be interesting to see if they produce it. Maybe a limited number of them? This is very unlike VW but I say give it a shot!
Andy Rogers Jan 29, 2011
It would beat the Raptor, that thing is beast but this won the Dakar Enough said...
Harry Watel Mar 02, 2014
Why would they use a sequential trans with a clutch? Off-road usually would hamper smooth clutch use; therefore I'd fit it with an auto double clutch rally car tranny
Micah Campbell Feb 03, 2011
It looks like an off-road spy car, I love it!!
Kyle Riley Anderson Jan 29, 2011
I love the rugged look to the interior
Kwan Calvin Jan 29, 2011
TV in front of the passenger's seat? Quite good idea!
Description: Not just any gold, but 24-karat gold throughout. You'll find it coating the 22-inch wheels, roof rails, window frames, door mirrors, and parts of the front air intake. The pot of gold spreads to ...
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Nick Benz Jan 30, 2011
Please no gold. Make it chrome or something fake gold so you wont have to baby it when you takd it offroad.
Jonathan Newcastle Jan 29, 2011
The only SUV I could actually see myself buying. I won't have to worry about seeing chicks in this!
Axel Cousins Jan 29, 2011
Those bumps aren't the best I would like it a lot more if those bumps weren't there
Patrick Schalk Jan 29, 2011
Yeah Tim is right. I'm sure there somethin there that we don't know as to why those bumps are there
Tim Gardner Jan 29, 2011
Looks like they're for holding internal spares, they're functional so they're cool.
Kaleb Cajas Jan 29, 2011
I think the bumps r nice
Philipp Kentner Jan 29, 2011
Not liking the two bumps ib the rear
Andy Rogers Feb 03, 2011
@Anthony That's the old one. I've heard the new one is MUCH better
Anthony Surdo Jan 31, 2011
I hate Touregs. My friend had one and that thing was in the shop way too much. Just a total POS
Mike Hawk Jan 31, 2011
The fagness... Did Mansory get their hands on this?
Patrick Schalk Jan 30, 2011
My fiancé's dad has one of these and it's freaking awesome. I like Touregs. However the back seat is not roomy at all. But they actually sound really really good which I wasn't expecting
Amaury Santos Jan 30, 2011
This looks a lot like a Porsche Cayenne
Bill Gray Jan 30, 2011
I think it looks kinda neat, wouldn't buy it, but it's not ro awful gawdy like some gold pkgs you see.
Nick Benz Jan 30, 2011
Oh well this is where the gold is! Well good because original tourregs are terrible and i would never buy one anyway
Tim Gardner Jan 29, 2011
Always thought VW's were gay, this is the gayest of them all!
Paul Affolter Jan 29, 2011
Love it. And no, I'm not persian.
Andy Rogers Jan 29, 2011
Just no to this though
Konner Hardoin Jan 29, 2011
It'll make gold flakes!
Anthony Noon Jan 29, 2011
Grind that rim on the curb
Emir Sanela Sinanovic Aug 16, 2011
It's none different than any other Touareg guys. It's just gold. The fear of being robbed at every street corner or having it jacked would prevent me from buying it. I'd rather have the simple version.
Micah Campbell Feb 03, 2011
I love the dash the most for some reason
Mike Hawk Jan 31, 2011
Gold?!? WTF man?!? Is this the Sean Jean edition? Or maybe the rocawear edition? I'd hate to see what FAGitude Ed Hardy would do.
Chad Nelson Jan 30, 2011
I like it, I don't know why, maybe cuz it's gold
Kwan Calvin Jan 29, 2011
Yes! Absolutely bling bling!!!
Mike Hawk Jan 31, 2011
Coming soon to a West Hollywood/Palm Springs dealership near you. This car really does scream out: "I just came out of the closet, mom and dad!"
Chad Nelson Jan 30, 2011
Awesome and it's a V8