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Pickup trucks are as American as apple pie. V8-swaps equally so.  So then it makes sense that MTM, a German tuning firm, would put a V8 in a German pickup to display at an event in Switzerland… right?

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MTM’s Amarok V8 Passion Desert is certainly an interesting proposition, using Volkswagen’s 4.2 TDI and a host of interior and exterior upgrades to create an extremely enticing package.  And with 430hp and nearly 700 ft-lbs of torque on tap, the Amarok Passion Desert is something we’d gladly park in our garage.

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The complete package as it appears here can be had for an eye-watering $218,230, due in part to the $104,281 V8 conversion, and $20,504 interior treatment.  Check out additional images of the truck above, and keep an eye out for additional coverage of the 2016 Geneva Motor Show next week.