I’d be the first to admit that this video is more hype than substance, but I’d also be the first to admit that I’d love to be behind the wheel of one of the Amaroks in this video. The VW Amarok, in case you don’t know, is their compact pickup truck sold almost everywhere except the United States. Why don’t we get it here? “Too expensive,” is VW’s reply, since it would have to start at about $30k in the states. That kind of money buys you a 4wd Toyota Tacoma, and it even buys you a full size pickup if you don’t mind skipping some amenities. The fact that the Amarok is available with both gas and diesel engines only makes me want it more in the States, and I have to think that there’s a market for a compact turbodiesel pickup here. Watch the video below, then feel free to start petitioning VW to import the Amarok TDI.
Of course it did take four Amaroks to pull down the stack, and the same thing probably could have been accomplished with a single domestic heavy-duty truck. In fact, I’m reasonably sure that Mike’s Magnum SRT-8 could have yanked that structure down without even breaking the wheels. If you’ve got a smokestack that needs tearing down, I’d certainly be willing to give it a try if I can borrow the keys from Mike.