Street word has it that VW is working on a VW Touareg R which is targeting the BMW X5M and BMW X6M. According to the rumored specs, this might not be far off.
Apparently, the Volkswagen Touareg R will use a new V8 engine developing 500 hp. This is 55 hp less than the bimmers. But this is not the end of the story. The Volkswagen Touareg R will actually be a hybrid and it will also have an electric motor developing an additional 47 hp. The total? 547 hp! Now the Volkswagen Touareg R is just 8 hp shy of an X6M. How about that?