Volkswagen Amarok Rocks Concept

This year's Wörthersee Treffen in Austria is packed with interesting concepts like Audi's 525-horsepower A3, Seat's Ibiza Cupster, the Volkswagen GTI Roadster and Skoda Yeti Xtreme, but none of them are quite right for a party, until now. VW's commercial arm is bringing the Amarok Power concept pickup to the show with a 5,000-watt, removable sound system in the bed.

The Amarok Power is built to be a mobile party sound system with the DJ as the driver. The entire system is packed into a cube in the bed with components from Allen & Heath, Pioneer and Void Acoustics.

In addition to the powerful DJ rig, the pickup gets some extra style with chrome inserts around the bi-xenon headlights, chrome exhaust pipes, 22-inch Gunmetal wheels with matching side view mirrors and orange brake calipers. It's all covered in Dynamic Grey metallic paint with orange decals on the doors and side of the bed. Inside, the driver is cosseted in black and orange Nappa leather seats with black Alcantara trim on the steering wheel, seats and door trim.

This Amarok is ready to party and is propelled by a 3.0-liter V6 TDI diesel with 268 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. VW claims that it could reach a top speed of 131 miles per hour and 62 mph in 7.9 seconds. Scroll down to read all about this rockin' VW concept.
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This Amarok rocks! Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents Power DJ version with 5,000-watt sound system

Hanover/Reifnitz, 27 May 2014 - Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents the Amarok 'Power', demonstrating on the shores of Lake Wörthersee an idea for providing a mobile sound system at any event: for the spacious cargo bed of the 5.25-metre-long pick-up provides sufficient storage space for all the equipment needed for parties such as the GTI meet. Also flexibly transportable by the disc jockey and simple to set up at the venue, this sound system delivering total power of 5,000 watts will certainly have not only the Wörthersee rocking.

And this special Amarok also has 'rhythm' thanks to its richly varied interplay of metallic, high-gloss and matt surfaces: deep 'Dynamic grey' metallic paint underscores for the one part the technical, cool look, while the use of micro glass flakes intensifies the sheen. Wing mirror covers and the mighty 22-inch alloys (tyre dimension 295/35) are painted in 'Gunmetal'. Further striking touches are created by orange decals on doors and sills and orange brake callipers. Genuine highlights on the other hand include the bi-xenon headlights with their chrome inserts and the likewise chrome-plated twin tail pipes of the Amarok 'Power'. The technically high value look and feel is, however, also reflected inside: refined black and 'Orange Power' nappa leather, black Alcantara on the steering wheel, bucket seats and door trim is additionally combined in the cockpit with high quality carbon leather. A love for detail: on the seats the honeycomb of the radiator grille is recreated as perforation and a silhouette of the Amarok is laser-etched into the leather beneath the head-piece.

And these fine details naturally continue in respect of the sound system installed in the vehicle: centrepiece of the DJ equipment is an Allen & Heath Xone:92. Used as input devices are Pioneer CDJ900NXS units. Sound output comes via two VOID ACOUSTICS Impulse 3t speakers. Their special design was especially created for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. With the similarly adapted VOID ACOUSTICS Stasys Xair subwoofer the 'Amarok Power' is ideally equipped to reproduce even the really low frequencies. The VOID ACOUSTICS mycro 6 loudspeakers used as monitors have been integrated into dedicated functional sound boxes. The VOID ACOUSTICS loudspeakers are driven by amplifiers from MC². All of the individual components have been designed in such a way that when assembled they perfectly fill the complete 3.5 m2 cargo bed of the Amarok SingleCab and as a 'compact cube' thus provide space for the complete PA system. All ready for the next open air party, which the Amarok will get really rocking!

• Name:
Amarok 'Power'

• Character:
Mobile DJ workplace

• World première:
29 May 2014, Reifnitz/Wörthersee

• Dimensions:
Length 5,254 mm; width 2,228 mm; height 1,740 mm;

• Engines / power / gearbox:
V6 TDI (Common Rail)
Cubic capacity 2,952 cm3
Max. output 200 kW
Max. torque 600 Nm at 3000 min -1
Transmission 8-speed automatic

• Performance*:
V/max 210 km/h
0-100 km/h 7.9 sec.