Some of the oddest Dakar Rally cars
As this year’s gruelling desert rally begins, we look back at some of the more creative interpretations of 'off-road vehicle'
Posted: 03 Jan 2012
French driver, Bertrand Roncin, didn't make an entirely foolish decision with the DS he used for the 1981 Dakar - Citroen's rugged hydropneumatic suspension can absorb a ploughed field with alacrity, so why not the African desert?
He was absolutely right - the modified car made it to the finish line, despite being built in a shed. Though it was party to some modifications - the suspension was jacked up (normal hydraulic fluids were replaced with engine oil) and shortened by 70cm.