Finished in Campanella White, this 2006 Volkswagen Touareg is fitted with a complete OEM body kit from the limited-edition R50 variant. The monochromatic design with blacked-out headlights and R50 taillights creates a show-stopper of an SUV without overdoing it.
Matte-black 22” wheels with Porsche crest centers punch up the style even further. They are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle F1 rubber sized 285/35 all around with 2020 date codes. Four-corner disc brake are clamped by blue-finished calipers with black PORSCHE lettering.
Features include headlamp washers, keyless entry, heated side mirrors, tinted rear glass, power-operated sunroof, rear spoiler, receiver hitch, and those killer black-finished dual-twin exhaust outlets. As seen in the gallery, the rear glass can flip open independent of the tailgate.
Highlighted blemishes include rock chips on the lower front valence, a crack on the windshield, spots of corrosion on the leading edge of the roof, faded roof rails, and a chip on the rear passenger-side wheel arch finish. Per the seller, the doors and tailgate have been repainted. On the whole, this 2006 Touareg looks to be in very well-maintained shape.
Loaded with Luxury
Inside, Beige leather upholstery covers all seats including the front buckets that are heated with power adjustability and memory settings on both sides. The color extends to the door panels, lower dashboard, carpeting, and headliner that appears to be tightly fitted. Contrasting black panels, burled wood, and brushed aluminum trim out the cabin.
Considering the mileage – 277,108 km (172,187 mi) – seat condition front and back is in reasonable shape, as are most interior surfaces. Care has been taken to document blemishes including door panel dings and wear, as well as small spots of corrosion on door corners and frames.
The leather-wrapped steering wheel shows fading and sits on a power-adjustable column. It frames instrumentation consisting of an oil temperature gauge, 6,000-rpm tachometer, coolant temperature and fuel level gauges, 160-mph speedometer, and battery voltage gauge. The multi-function screen shows 277,108 km (172,187 mi).
Amenities include push-button start, parking sonar, cruise control, quad-zone automatic climate control with backseat controls, power accessories, heated rear outboard seats, and rear sunshades integrated into the doors. The passenger-side shade is pulling apart as shown in the gallery.
The factory infotainment interface is retained, featuring a seven inch screen with AM/FM radio, CD player with 6-disc trunk-mounted changer, and navigation. A boost gauge sits in the center console that also includes controls for the dual-range transfer case, Electronic Stability Program, adaptive dampers, and air suspension system.
Out back, the cargo area features an integrated roll-out cover, full floor mat, dual 12-volt outlets, single 115-volt outlet, and underfloor inflatable spare with air compressor. The sill plate and rear bumper are fitted with polished protective plates.
Mounted beneath that factory engine shroud is an epic power plant. Starting with the original 5.0L twin-turbo diesel V10, the seller went to work creating a Dr. Fritz Stage 3 brute with Malone Tuning software.
It boasts dual Garrett GTB2260VK turbos with custom exhaust manifolds, downpipes, oil scavenger pump, oil feed and return lines, along with Stage 2 Cat cams with upgraded lifters, and Race 986 diesel injectors. This combines for an output in the 600-650 horsepower range per the seller. Factory output was 310 hp.
Featuring a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, this Touareg came from the factory with full-time 4MOTION 4WD. Highlights include a dual-range transfer case, locking center differential, Continuous Damping Control, and air-suspension. Per VW, this configuration could ford water up to 22.8” (580 mm) deep and climb a 45° grade.
Additional mechanical updates include powder-coated subframes and sway bars, front and rear, with new bushings and mounts all around. In 2018, the engine was refreshed with a new alternator, air-conditioning compressor, starter, seals, and gaskets. The most recent work consisted of an air-conditioning freon recharge and oil change.
This Touareg has been meticulously maintained and extensive service records will accompany the sale. For more detail on the powertrain improvements, check out this build thread on the Club Touareg forum: https://www.clubtouareg.com/threads/dm-motorsport-dr-fritz-v10-big-turbo-projet.251594/#post-1674842
This fire-breathing 2006 Volkswagen Touareg is located in Montréal, Quebec where it has been with the current owner for the past eight years. In that time, 100,000 of the 277,108 km (172,187 mi) have been added.
Between the highly engineered powertrain upgrades and professional level of cosmetic enhancements, this is a true one-of-a-kind Touareg that will drop jaws everywhere it goes.