The all-new, next-generation 2023 Volkswagen Amarok debuted last summer as the latest product born from VW and Ford’s strategic partnership, as the new pickup is based on the also-new Ford Ranger, albeit with its own unique styling and driving characteristics. However, despite this and the fact that VW may also use the Ranger platform as the basis for future four-wheel drive EVs, the German automaker doesn’t have plans to make a suitable Ranger Raptor rival out of the Amarok. However, those seeking such a thing can now get it from a company called Delta 4×4, which just revealed the new VW Amarok Beast 2.0.
The VW Amarok Beast 2.0 features a more aggressive look on the outside, sporting 2.4-inch fender flares, along with a pair of 6-inch PIAA LED lights for the front grille, side steps, black trim, Delta 4×4 badging, and black 18-inch Hanma alloy wheels, which are wrapped with meaty 305/60R18 BFGoodrich MT KM3 tires.
To help make room for that larger set of rolling stock and also make the VW Amarok Beast 2.0 more capable off the pavement, Delta 4×4 gave the mid-size pickup a 3.9-inch lift kit, along with a two-inch spring distance kit, combining to give the pickup nearly six additional inches of ground clearance over stock, or 15.1 inches in total.
In spite of all these modifications, Delta 4×4 does leave the Amarok’s stock powertrain alone, which means that it’s still powered by the turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 diesel engine, which is rated to produce 238 or 247 horsepower, depending on which market it’s sold in, which flows to all four wheels via the 10-speed automatic transmission. However, the company hasn’t yet provided any pricing or availability info regarding these goodies, though it promises those notable tidbits are coming soon.