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VW Race Touareg: Doing Dakar with diesel power!

VW Race Touareg
VW will do the Dakar rally with some impressive diesel power!

The 2008 Dakar rally promises to be the hardest yet; the 30th running of the world’s toughest motorsport event will be longer and more arduous than ever.

Special stage distance has been lengthened by a third over 2007 to 5736 km with the treacherous sand dunes of Mauritania set to provide much of the drama during the 16-day trek from Lisbon, Portugal, to the Senegalese capital of Dakar.

Volkswagen will attempt to be the first to win the Dakar with a diesel car; it will field four works Touareg Race 2s with 2.5-litre TDI engines, for Spaniard Carlos Sainz, South African Giniel de Villiers, Germany’s Dieter Depping and American Mark Miller.

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Source: Motoring