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News Slammed Tiguan Latest in Volkswagen Enthusiast Fleet

Slammed Tiguan Latest in Volkswagen Enthusiast Fleet

  • Group of show cars will tour America this summer

  • Slammed and wide-tired Tiguan R-Line


Every year Volkswagen tours the country with a series of show cars it calls the Enthusiast Fleet. It was put on pause last year but is back for 2021. The second they’ve revealed in the fleet for this year is a Volkswagen Tiguan called the Black RiNo Concept, designed by noted VW adventurer Jamie Orr.

The RiNo name comes from the Riverside North arts district of Denver, but no explanation is given other than saying that’s what it’s named for. It was probably added later to give a better explanation for the Black Rhino label, but VW’s not that upfront with their naming at the moment.

It’s a slammed Tiguan R-Line riding on adjustable coil overs from Solo-Werks. The 20-inch wheels are Rotiform OZRs in 10.5-inch wide, and they’re fitted with a massive 285-wide tire. That’s 50 mm wider than stock, and we’re not exactly sure how well the underpowered Tiguan will cope with the extra mass and grip. Braking is taken care of, though, with a Forge Motorsport six-piston big brake kit.

Aluminum factory accessory side steps were painted black to match the rest of the vehicle and an aftermarket spoiler was added to make for a total of three on the tailgate. The exhaust is custom using Borla mufflers and components.

A Thule bike rack adds some functionality to the slammed Tiguan, and in the rear Orr modified a VW coat rack accessory to hold a bike helmet and then added an air compressor and LED light bar to make bike servicing a bit more convenient.

 

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