TAMIYA AMAROK CUSTOM LIFT – Introduction
As an official vehicle of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Volkswagen built specialized polar edition custom lifted Amarok vehicles used to trek offroad from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, almost 10,000 miles away. The most amazing part is that it was done completely offroad. Guinness claims this was the longest offroad journey through a single country.
This custom lifted Polar edition VW Amarok is the inspiration for the Tamiya Amarok Custom Lift RC truck. While trying to capture the look of the full sized Sochi Amarok, Tamiya used a narrow version of a popular chassis with over sized tires. It’s a pretty wild looking ride and Tamiya did well to capture its attitude. Keep reading to see what this kit is made of and if you think it’s worth the journey.