Confirmed: Volkswagen Building R Touareg

According to Holland's AutoTelegraaf, an overzealous media employee spilled the beans on a closely guarded secret among V-dub brass. That is, the company is building an R edition of its Touareg SUV. Not a mere R Line appearance package, like the Touareg above, this is a real R-spec performance truck, with a tweaked version of the 4.9-liter V10 TDI diesel. No word on performance numbers, but we're betting something in the 400-hp range and torque in the uprooting-an-elm range.

VW confirms R-Touareg in the works [Motor Authority]

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R Line: Accessory Packages for Euro V-Dubs [internal]