The aftermarket tuning firm Hofele has revealed a special edition Volkswagen Touareg which will be used at the Silk Way Rally 2009. The tuners have added a few off road specialty items like a front ram and stainless steel side steps as well as some stylish "Reverso" wheels. Aside from the body modifications, Hofele has added an electronic lowering module and bumped the output up to 380 HP for the 4.2 Liter V8 powered Touareg.
Press release after the jump.
In honour of this Rally the international acting Audi / Volkswagen tuner Hofele-Design presents a body kit which converts the VW Touareg into the special edition „Silk Way Rally". This special edition aims at the markets in Russia and Asia which their special requirements for Off-Road demand. In China Hofele-Design has a network with more then 30 „Hofele" franchise-partners. China is the biggest single market for the company which is based near Stuttgart in Germany.
The special edition differs from the basic Touareg with new designed front and rear bumpers, a front ram and side steps, made of polished stainless steel. Integrated into the new front bumper are additional LED daytime running lights, cornering lights and an impressive front grill. Big trapezoidal tailpipes made of stainless steel are integrated into the rear apron. The special edition rolls on Hofele designer wheels „Reverso", in the size 9x20" or10x22". An electronically lowering module controls the air suspension and can raise or lower the car up to 80 mm. Also available is an engine optimisation which lowers the consumption of gasoline or Diesel and an increase of power, e.g. for the 4.2 l. V8 up to 380 HP.