Range Rover Evoque Dakar Racer

September 26, 2011 at 10:32 am

The new Range Rover Evoque might look like a girl’s blouse, a designer accessories for footballers’ wives, u there are people who think this Rangie can still cut it when the going gets rough so they decided to test it by the ultimate challenge, rally Dakar!

The Excite Rallye Raid Team has announced its driver and equipment line up for 2012 and also for the 2013 Dakar Rally: the team will be running 3 vehicles specially commissioned from RaBe Race Cars, driven by Martin Rowe, John Hardy and Andrew Coley. The cars will be powered by BMW diesel engines. The 2012 race will be a sorta test for the 2013 event which they are aiming at class win.

Range Rover Evoque Dakar Racer evoque dakar

The Car
RaBe Race Cars D4 WN5 – Built for T3 world championship

Engine:                      BMW diesel N57 3.0 ltr   275 Hp 650Nm with FIA restrictor.
Transmission:           ZF 6 speed / two speed transfer case.
Dampers:                  8 x Reiger coil overs.
Wheels:                    Compomotive Atacama RallyRaid wheel 16”.
Tyres:                        BF Goodrich desert race G series.
Fuel Tank:                260 Litre.
Length:                      3.8 m.
Width:                        2.0 m.
Height:                       1.9 m.
Wheel Base:             2.8 m.
Weight:                      1900 Kg.