Pay close attention since we’re not talking about photoshopped images, we are talking about a real car. Yes VW Snowareg is a Toareg with tracks!
We all know that, in Romania, prefectures are equipped with Volkswagen Touareg cars, a luxurious german SUV with full traction, which can transport the prefect to the site of a possible calamity better than a much cheaper Dacia Duster…
Going past the ironies, last winter proved us that even with snow chains a 4×4 car can’t manage if the snow is too thick. In fact, we have a solution for those who are interested.
The swedish subsiduary of the VW german constructor, named Volkswagen Group Sweden, transformed the Touareg into a car that no longer has problems with the thick snow. Because, instead of wheels it is equipped with tracks.
To be more specific, the car was tuned up with American Mattricks tracks. After the transformation this VW Snowareg (they assigned the name, not us! ) can drive through the snow with the maximum speed of 64 km/h.
It might seem little if we take into consideration that under the hood of the VW Snowareg we have a V8 TDI engine with 340 HP and 800 Nm. On the other hand,the new set of tracks increases the mass, and the gearing can’t withhold a higher speed.
The swedish officials already tested this VW Snowareg in real conditions and now are waiting for orders from the interested companies. We don’t know the price of a VW Snowareg, but we do hope that our officials will take this proposition under consideration. That is if the local budgets won’t be redirected to useless parks or football fields.