Date:17 October 2013
SA Motorsport Legend Sarel van der Merwe got up close and personal with a rather potent bakkie, the Wörthersee VW Amarok.
This particular Amarok’s only other appearance to date has been at the GTI Festival in Wörthersee, Austria.
Those dismissive types who reckon the Amarok could do with more oomph will be taken aback at the VW V6 turbodiesel’s 200 kW and 600 N.m output. That’s capable of slingshotting the VW from standstill to 100 km/h in less than 8 seconds.
Van der Merwe is, of course, a longtime VW motorsport associate and is currently linked with the annual Spirit of Africa Off-Road competition.