Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles returns to support B12hr in 2019

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles will return as a sponsor of Australia’s premier endurance race, the Liqui Moly Bathurst 12-Hour.

As part of its ongoing support of Australia’s International Enduro, Volkswagen’s Amarok V6 will again serve as the official recovery vehicle for the event, aiding with the recovery of any vehicles throughout the Bathurst 12 Hour or support category sessions.

The latest V6 Ultimate Amarok will be on hand throughout the event. The Ultimate Amarok’s V6 produces 580Nm of Torque and is the most powerful Ute in its class.

Volkswagen will also demonstrate two of their apprentice-built vehicles on-track across the weekend.

The brand’s Apprentice Build Challenge is now in its second year, a small cohort of high-achieving Volkswagen apprentices selected to take on a unique build designed to test their skills and offer them invaluable industry experience not available in a typical automotive apprenticeship.

After impressing on-track last year, the one-of-a-kind, track-ready Amarok V6 will return for a second attempt at lapping Mount Panorama. The vehicle features the standard V6 turbo-diesel engine producing a best-in-class 200kw and a monster 580Nm of torque.

Meanwhile, the latest creation – dubbed ART3on – will make its Bathurst debut. The second Apprentice Build Challenge car, the ART3on produces 360kw, 600Nm and accelerates from 0-100km/h in 4 seconds.

Both cars will lap the famous circuit in demonstration sessions and will be on display throughout the weekend for fans trackside.

“We’re very excited to again be partnering with the Bathurst 12-Hour and giving racing fans a unique experience with our powerfulAmarok V6 and apprentice-built race cars,” said Volkswagen Australia’s Commercial Vehicle Marketing Manager Nicholas Reid,

“With a massive 580Nm on tap, the Amarok Ultimate V6 is the most powerful ute in its class – which means it’ll be right at home on Mount Panorama.”

The 2019 Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour will be held across four days, on 31 January to 3 February 2019.

The Liqui-Moly Bathurst 12 Hour is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW