Volskwagen Announces Its First Clean Diesel Race Truck

Volskwagen is scheduled to present at the Los Angeles Auto Show their Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI Trophy Truck, the first diesel model in the SCORE Trophy series that uses a “Clean Diesel” TDI engine.

Scheduled to run for the first time in the 41st Annual Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert race, competing in the SCORE Trophy Truck class, the 5.5 Liter V12 TDI that powers the truck, produces 550 HP and  625 lbs.-ft. of torque, making it an extremely powerful yet environmentally friendly race-truck.

Compared to the factory-stock Touareg specifications, this special truck  features,  besides the new engine, an A-Arm type front suspension which allows a wheel travel of 25 inches and a rear 4-link configuration that allows an extra 5 inches more travel over the front setup.

The wheelbase of the truck has a distance of 125 inches and is measuring an overall length of 213 inches, with a width of 92 inches, and an overall height of 78 inches, all adding up to a total weight of 5650 pounds.

Below you can find the official specifications of the Volkswagen-Red Bull Baja Race Touareg TDI.


Engine 5.5 Liter, 90 degree V-12 TDI Twin Turbo Diesel
Valve train 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC
Induction Dual Garrett TR 30 R with dual 43.5mm air-restrictors, 2.94 bar (absolute) pressure
Emissions Dow Automotive Diesel Particle Filters (2)
Horsepower 550 HP (405kW)
Torque 625 ft-lb (850Nm)
Layout Mid-engine, rear wheel drive
Transmission Xtrac 6 Speed Sequential
Rear Axle Custom Built solid 9” Rear Axle


Front Double A-Arm Suspension – 25” wheel travel (63 cm)
Rear 4-Link Rear Suspension – 30” wheel travel (76 cm)
Front Shocks Fox Racing Shocks - 3.0 Coil-over with 3.0 Bypass/Multi-adjustable Dampener
Rear Shocks Fox Racing Shocks - 3.0 Coil-over with 3.0 Bypass/Multi-adjustable Dampener
Springs Eibach Coils


Wheelbase 125 in. (317 cm)
Overall Length 213 in. (541 cm)
Track Width 92 in. (233 cm)
Overall Height 78 in. (198 cm)
Weight 5650 lbs. (2562 kg)
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