MINI John Cooper Works Rally. Dakar Rally 2018

MINI John Cooper Works Rally – Drive and Exterior.

The explanation why a second automobile idea was developed lies within the specifics of the Dakar Rally guidelines, which, of their present kind, give two-wheel pushed vehicles sure benefits. X-raid Group Supervisor Sven Quandt gave the go-ahead for constructing the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy in February 2017. “This has been the largest challenge in our firm’s historical past up to now and we have now labored extraordinarily onerous at it”, he stated on the automobile presentation.

The MINI John Cooper Works Buggy is powered by a litre inline 6-cylinder diesel engine producing and output of 250 kW/340 hp and a most torque of 800 Nm. The transmission and drivetrain in addition to the engine’s turbocharging know-how, which relies on the BMW TwinPower Turbo, have been fully newly conceived. The MINI John Cooper Works Rally makes use of the identical engine. The specifically designed tubular metal body offers most safety for driver and passenger in excessive conditions. A particularly designed physique made from carbon fibre strengthened plastic (CFRP) and Kevlar is stretched over the body. The genuine buggy-look exterior has been designed in shut cooperation with MINI Design and aerodynamically optimised.

The brand new MINI John Cooper Works Buggy has already undergone an intensive take a look at programme over the previous months which took it over various kinds of rally terrain for instance in Hungary and Morocco. “Throughout this time the buggy by no means needed to cease as soon as as a result of a technical downside, which is basically fairly outstanding”, reported Group Supervisor Sven Quandt. “Regardless of all of the euphoria, we should undoubtedly not neglect the MINI John Cooper Works Rally”, Quandt added. “There are tracks and sorts of terrain the place an all-wheel drive has benefits. What’s extra, our automotive is extraordinarily dependable.” The focused developments for the MINI John Cooper Works Rally, which Argentinian Orlando Terranove raced to sixth place within the total rankings of the 2017 Dakar Rally, features a new chassis development that includes larger suspension journey and weight reductions amongst different issues.

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