MTM Volkswagen T5 Van Delivers 472 HP [Photo Gallery]
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VW’s 2.5-liter inline-five unit has been heavily modified and now produces 472 hp at 6,900 rpm and a peak torque of 625 Nm (461 lb-ft) at 4,100 rpm, with the transmission also being tweaked. With the help of its four-wheel drive system, the passenger van can now play with its driver up to 280 km/h (174 mph).
To handle the extra power, the van was fitted with a modified suspension, a set of 20-inch Bimoto rims that use 275/35 rims with Michelin SuperSport tires, as well as beefier brakes.
The MTM T 500 2.5 TFSI 4motion comes with just one drawback: a price of EUR160,000 (USD215,000 at the current exchange rates). However, considering how much fun we’ve had test driving the 140 hp diesel stock version of the T5, we could just imagine what this one is capable of.
PS: the German flag wrap is optional, soyou can have one of the best sleeper machines if you order it in a "normal" color.
autoevolution will be attending the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, so stay tuned for some real up close and personal shots of the vehicles, as well as for first-hand details of the motorized contraptions presented at the event.
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