Just like the fact that his first big trip with his new Power Pick-Up led straight to the Bavarian All-Terrain-Tuning-Experts delta4x4, with a wish list worth writing home about: better than its regular factory version, the Amarok should hug the road and be a bit higher, too, since it was not just the Grand Prix Speedway at Nuerburgring, the “Green Hell”, that was James’ new playground, but also the rugged terrain of the foreboding Scandinavian woods. And yes, a city vehicle to park in an underground garage while he is exploring Stockholm’s urban jungle was something the Amarok needed to be as well.
To satisfy every wish on the list, delta4x4 first gave the Amarok a moderate Body Lift-Kit, raising it by 50mm – although 14cm would have been possible, too, and a “delta-beast” fender extension of seven centimetres each. Now there is sufficient space in those wheel arch extensions to add the 285/60 R 18 Cooper Tires on those nine inch wide KlassikB delta rims. This gives him two advantages, custom made for the required range of use: a wider track of 130 millimeters, so that the Amarok sits solidly on the road; it includes a guide ring that can be replaced, thus protecting the rim from any damage that can occur when scaling open terrain. The upgrade completed, James went straight to the speedway at Nuerburgring and clocked below 10 minutes with his delta4x4 modified Amarok – the best Pick-Upresults on the asphalt that day. Meanwhile, back in Sweden, he turned his Pick-Up into an all-terrain vehicle with those special Cooper A/T 3 tires, since the Grand Prix Speedway is not a natural habitat for an all-wheel Pick-Up, but the open terrain is.