Volkswagen have broken the 2 minute barrier at the recent World Time Attack, held at Sydney Motorsport Park.

There wasn’t a rut, mogul or sandhill in sight, but it’s still impressive regardless. Amongst some of the fastest track vehicles in the world, a specially modified Amarok V6 took to the track with the aim of besting a time set by a Golf GTI.

And it did it. 1 minute 59 seconds was set by the Golf GTI, and this Amarok managed to nail 1:57.01sec. Not too bad for a dual cab ute.

Sure, those tyres might not be much chop against sharp rocks and mulga spikes, but they seemed to do the job on the racetrack.

Sure, those tyres might not be much chop against sharp rocks and mulga spikes, but they seemed to do the job on the racetrack.

It was modified a bit for the job: the interior was completely stripped to save weight, and the wheels had some semi-slick Michelins fitted. Suspension was a custom Bilstein setup, and the already sizeable brakes were replaced with an even bigger setup.

The engine, however was untouched: 165kW and 550Nm, with 180kW and 580Nm available on ‘overboost‘. And while the Mercedes X-Class V6 is still a way away, the Amarok is Australia’s most powerful dual-cab ute.

What do you think? Do you think this is an impressive result for the Amarok?