"Volkswagen has announced another vehicle that will be delighting the brand's fans at this week's Wörthersee festival
in Austria. The Amarok R-Style is a performance version of the pickup
that VW seemingly sells all over the world... except the US and Canada,
The truck is powered by a 3.0-liter
V6 making 272 horsepower and a stout 442 pound-feet of torque. That
engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic, and the pair are reportedly
good for helping the truck reach 62 miles per hour in 7.9 seconds.
While a 20-year-old GMC Cyclone pickup would laugh that figure off as
cute, the Amarok R-Style at least looks the part of a performance truck
with 22-inch wheels bursting out of fenders widened by 2.36 inches on
either side. There's also a carbon fiber diffuser out back, side sill
extensions and bigger air intakes up front. Oh, and two chromed
tailpipes for good measure.
Inside, the Amarok R-Style apes the GTI with a black, white and red color scheme on its surfaces and deeply bolstered sport seats. A new steering wheel, eight-inch touchscreen, subwoofer and carbon fiber dashboard round out the other extra upgrades."