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Volkswagen Snowareg is Polar Vortex’s Worse Nightmare

The Volkswagen Snowareg is rollin' on tracks.

Erick Ayapana
Feb 7, 2014
The Volkswagen Touareg is a suburban staple, typically relegated to school carpool and grocery shopping duty. The folks at Volkswagen Sweden, however, envisioned the Touareg as a rally-ready beast, and realized their fantasy by swapping out the wheels for a set of tracks. The end result is called the Volkswagen Snowareg, which is participating in the 2014 Rally Sweden that’s already underway.
Volkswagen Sweden showed off its creation on its Facebook page and included a short video clip, which is posted below. Details are slim, but the most important detail is the Mattracks-sourced set of tracks, which cost about $38,300. Under the hood is VW’s 4.2-liter turbodiesel V-8, which is rated at 335 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque. And it’s probably a safe bet to assume that the Snowareg is riding on a modified and lifted suspension system.
Based on the video, the diesel V-8 has no issues spinning the set of tracks. The Snowareg is sporting white paint and rally-ready decals and looks unstoppable in the snow, climbing hills and drifting through curves. The VW Snowareg is the second tracked rig we’ve seen in recent weeks. Ken Block recently unleashed his Ford F-150 RaptorTrax, which was designed to be the ultimate “mountain assault vehicle.” Both the VW and Ford would be perfect for folks caught in the polar vortex, but which one would you rather have?
Source: Volkswagen Sweden

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