Evoque-style Dakar racer unveiled
Are you one of those who consider the new Rangie a bit soft? Then you might like this…
Posted: 26 Sep 2011
This is a rendering of what all-British Dakar Rally team Excite Rallye Raid intends to field in the fabled desert race in 2013.
It is called the D4 WN5, and Englishmen Martin Rowe, John Hardy and Andrew Coley will pilot it, probably quite violently. Specially commissioned by the Excite team from RaBe Race Cars using the 'flavour' of the new Rangie, it features a BMW 3.0-litre diesel engine capable of 350bhp but restricted to 275bhp, a six-speed ZF transmission, viscous diffs that are good for 1,000bhp and four-wheel-drive. Oh, and that engine also packs a healthy 480lb ft of torques. In the pantheon of torques, this is Many.