MTM VW Amarok
When the 84th Geneva Motor Show’s doors open on March 4, initially for journalists and trade visitors from around the world only, they will find AMTM, the small but perfectly formed developer and manufacturer of high-performance cars, ensconced on stand 2045 in Hall 2.
As a technology partner of the DIRKS Group in Emden, MTM is unveiling a Volkswagen Amarok, which both outwardly as well in actuality puts every previous interpretation of the Amarok in the shade: instead of a two litre, four cylinder turbo diesel engine, in this case there is a V8 4.2 TDI under the bonnet. And the engine is just the ticket; fits like a glove. The 410 hp and 930 Nm of torque command attention with sensational driving performance: the V8 Passion reaches 100 km/h from a standing start in six seconds with a top speed of 222 km/h. To enable the driver to call on this without any driver acrobatics, the rear axle had to say goodbye to leaf springs. A Panhard rod combined with air springs now ensures rock solid axle guidance. Unlike the production Amarok, disc brakes now feature on the rear axle as well. An MTM brake (405 x 36 mm) provides the restraining force on the front axle and the BBS SV wheels, specially fabricated for SUVs, are shod with Michelin Latitude 295/40 22s. All in all an imposing appearance, the interior of which keeps the promise made by the cut of its jib.