• Feb 11, 2008


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When Germany starts stockpiling armaments, it tends to worry the neighbors. This, on the other hand, is more likely to scare your neighbor into buying a HUMMER. While we don't know any technical details about this military-spec Volkswagen Touareg, we wouldn't expect it to turn up on your local dealership's lot anytime soon.

The images show a Touareg stripped of its chrome hardware and slathered in matte green paint. It's been fitted with all manner of combat communications systems, from the looks of the antennas that would likely get blown off by the automatic turret cannon on the roof (which, by the way, appears to be mounted to the stock roof rack). The Vee-Dub doesn't seem to have had much bulletproofing bodywork done, aside from maybe some indiscernible internal reinforcement, which would lead us to believe that, for the time being at least, this appears to be a demonstration prototype only.

[Source: VWVortex via Carscoop]



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      • 6 Years Ago
      Screw the military....that ride says "Commuter Vehicle" all over it to me......perfect for here in Phoenix, AZ. I bet a few rounds over their hood from that roof mounted machine gun will move any of those pokey drivers in the left lanes out to my way... woohoo! Now it just needs a tube of Hellfire missiles hanging off the side to complete the package....
      • 6 Years Ago
      Well, funny little thing - looks like something for the military police - normal "HMMWV"-Thingy would be the "DINGO": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATF_Dingo (based on a Unimog)
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Dingo is twice as large as the HMMWV

      Dingo 8.8-11.9to
      HMMWV 3.5to

      This Touareg looks like a procurment trail vehicle. The Bundeswehr has no Touareg in use. They use Mercedes G Model, Dingo and Unimog. At one photo you see a world war 2 Bergepanther..looks like the Touareg already sit in the WTS (military study collection) of the Bundeswehr in Koblenz. There they store most of their trail vehicles and shows them the public
      • 6 Years Ago
      re: Armor?

      I may be mistaken, but that's bulletproof glass on that Touareg, and there's no reason to put those in without armouring the rest (and slapping on run-flats)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wonder if it will have as many problems as my sisters Touareg? Nice suv, but in the shop all the time.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If your army uses this, the terrorists win.
      • 6 Years Ago
      time to un-pimp ze auto?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is it really true that you're an idiot?
      • 6 Years Ago
      LMB- I would argue Camaro Bumblebee has more to do with GM money, than VW grievances.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It would be sweet to have one of these to fire a burst of warning shots at the bicycle riding weinies who populate the country roads around where I live. They show up on weekends to clog the roads and ruin the days of real people living real lives.
      • 6 Years Ago
      No worries unless it cross-breeds with Stanley the automated DARPA Challenge winner.
      • 6 Years Ago
      You know what happened the last time the Germans started putting guns on vehicles....
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