Remember that beefed-up Volkswagen Amarok V6 bakkie German firm ABT Sportsline unveiled earlier in 2019? It seems that the tuner’s Surberg-based rival, Werk 2 Automotive GmbH, thinks the premium pick-could could do with even more power.

The modified European-spec Volkswagen Amarok V6 bakkie you see here has received extensive upgrades under its bright red bodywork, with the most alluring being the added performance, which comes courtesy of a Revo Stage 1 ECU software. The standard 3,0-litre V6 turbodiesel, which in this specification produces 190 kW and 580 N.m of torque as standard, has been tuned to send a whopping 257 kW and 750 N.m to all four corners via an eight-speed automatic transmission.

According to the tuner, this uprated version of the Amarok V6 is capable of completing the 0-100 km/h sprint in a mere 5,6 seconds. For the record, the standard model currently offered in South Africa churns out 165 kW and 550 N.m (or 180 kW and 580 N.m with the overboost function).

To bring the performance-enhanced pick-up to a swifter halt, the company has also equipped it with an uprated braking system, which deploys large 380 mm six-piston stoppers when the brake pedal is pressed. Sports suspension, including a bespoke air suspension component, has been fitted, too. And for added presence, a Oxikat exhaust system joins the party. 

The wheel-arch extensions were sourced from delta4x4, another German company which incidentally also updated the Wolfsburg-based automaker’s pick-up when it revealed its “Beast” conversion kit. These items house 22-inch OZ Racing Hyper XT alloys, which are wrapped in Dunlop Sport Maxx rubber size 295/30 all round. The interior, meanwhile, has been finished in Alcantara from pretty much top to bottom.