Volkswagen Amarok Power-Pickup

13 May, 2013 12:11pm Tom Phillips

A 268bhp VW Amarok Power-Pickup has been revealed at Worthersee

This is the Volkswagen Amarok Power-Pickup, VW Commercial Vehicles’ contribution to the Worthersee event that has also seen the debut of the VW Design Vision GTI.

Like the Golf Concept, the Amarok has been unveiled at the annual Worthersee GTI gathering, attended by around 200,000 VW Group fans.

The Amarok Power-Pickup is based on the single-cab version of VW’s rival to the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara and Ford Ranger.

However, the Amarok has received a full make-over for the show, including switching the standard car’s 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine for a 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine with 268bhp and 600Nm of torque.

This drives all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and means the Power-Pickup can complete the 0-62mph sprint in 7.9 seconds – the same time as a Polo BlueGT.

The exterior features wider wheelarches to make space for the 22-inch alloys. The suspension has been lowered by 80mm and the nose now features xenon headlights and larger air intakes. The rear now features a carbon-fibre diffuser and tinted tail-lights.

Inside, the dashboard, door trims and leather sports seats have a black, red and white colour theme. The Amarok also benefits from an uprated infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen and 500-watt subwoofer.

The Power-Pickup is based on the single-cab Amarok, and has been designed as a rolling workshop for a go-kart racer. The pickup features a flat cover over the load bed to store the kart, with space below to carry spare parts, tools and race equipment.