The top secret project has been in development for the past 12 months, it's, a partnership between volkswagen, australia and the walkenshaw automotive group, the parent company of holden special vehicles. Unlike the ford ranger raptor toyota, hilux, rugged x and nissan navara warrior. The volkswagen amrock w580 has been designed with a focus on on road performance. Although extra ground clearance and pirelli scorpion tyres will also boost its off road ability. Although it's a limited, build and each example will be numbered, the w580 will become a permanent addition to the lineup. The w580, based on the amarok high line, but with sport seats, is shipped to australia in a partially completed form before it's transformed into a w580 on the same assembly line previously used for the hsv colorado sports cap. Although there's no extra power from the turbo diesel 3 litre v6, which has an output of 200 kilowatts and 580 newton meters, a tuned twin exhaust kit has been added, the amarok v6 is already the fastest ut in the class, with an as tested 0 100 time Of 7.8 seconds walkenshaw's engineering team developed a unique suspension wheel and tyre package for improved on road performance. The styling also received a subtle makeover that amounts to the biggest visual change for the amarok in half a decade, former holden special vehicles designer and now walking shore designer julian quincy has redesigned the grille with larger openings for better airflow new garnishes in the front end And all of it has been tested to german standards.
Other design touches include bonnet stripes, decals down the side and walk and shore badging on the tailgate. The w580 is fitted with pirelli scorpion tyres, the most expensive tyre ever fitted to an amarok. The wheels have grown from 20 by 8 to 20 by nine for a bigger contact patch on the road. Now this is an early design study, so we don't have the final product here, but here's a photo of what it looks like in development. The walking shore assembly line is located in clayton southeast of melbourne, not far from where the volkswagen beetle was assembled in kit form in the 1950s and 60s. As a nod to the historical association with the manufacturing suburb, the australian designed forged alloy wheels are called clayton. This car in the walk around video, is an early design study and was still missing. Some of the interior upgrades it'll come from the factory with upgraded seats, but w580 headrests and floor mats will be fitted locally. The suspension has been replaced by high performance twin tube dampers. The track has been widened by virtue of a different offset in the new wheels, and these new fender flares have been added to match the clearance of the wheels. The w580 will undergo its final stages of development, including hot weather, testing, later this year before arriving in australian showrooms in april 2021, as a full time, member of the amarok lineup be sure to hit like and subscribe to follow the development of this vehicle and go To cardvice.