Volkswagen and Bathurst 12 Hour forge new partnership for 2018

Volkswagen has been announced as a sponsor of Australia’s premier endurance race, the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12-Hour.

As part of its sponsorship of the Bathurst 12-Hour, Volkswagen’s Amarok V6 will serve as the official recovery vehicle of the race, aiding with the recovery of any vehicles throughout the race.

Volkswagen will also bring its one-of-a-kind, track-ready Amarok V6, built by Volkswagen apprentices, to give fans a taste of the power and performance of the Amarok V6 throughout the weekend. The vehicle will perform a number of high-speed, manufacturers’ laps across the weekend.

The car made its debut at the World Time Attack event in Sydney last year, lapping Sydney Motorsport Park circuit in under two minutes thanks to a range of performance upgrades to brakes and suspension and a weight reduction process. The vehicle features the standard V6 turbo-diesel engine producing a best-in-class 165kw and a monster 550NM of torque.

As part of the challenge set to Volkswagen’s apprentice team building the Amarok, the car lapped the Sydney circuit in a time quicker than a standard Volkswagen Golf GTI, showing the performance potential within the Amarok.

The Amarok V6 will be on display at the Volkswagen stand in merchandise alley. Additionally there will be a large activation area where you experience the performance of the Amarok V6

“We’re very excited to be partnering with the Bathurst 12-Hour and giving racing fans a unique experience with our new Amarok V6 and apprentice-built Amarok race car,” said Volkswagen Australia’s Commercial Vehicle Marketing Manager Nicholas Reid,

“With a massive 550Nm on tap, the Amarok V6 is the most powerful ute in its class – which means it’ll be right at home on Mount Panorama.”

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be held at Mount Panorama between February 2-4 this year.