|Dakar Rally 2013: Argentinian Team to start with Dacia / Renault Duster T1.|
A special FIA T1 Cross Country version of the Dacia / Renault Duster is set to entertain global audience. Renault SA, the French multinational automotive major, has revealed that two special Duster compact SUV's will battle it out for the pole position in the gruesome Dakar rally.
The specially designed and assembled Renault Duster model for the race has been trimmed with a number of interesting modifications in its under-the-hood configuration, suspension system and drivetrain.
Accordingly, the two super powerful Duster models will be powered by a 3.5 litre, V6 petrol motor, which could churn out an impressive peak power output close to 300 bhp.
The drivetrain is going to feature an All Wheel Drive (AWD) configuration and the engine assembly is mated to a six speed sequential transmission system
This is not the first time that the Duster is present in an international competition: A Prototype won a silver medal in the "Andros Ice Race Trophy" and an other one won his category at the 20th "Rally Aicha des Gazelles", a traditional test in Morocco, by the Sahara desert and the Atlas Mountains , which involved only women.
2012/12/24 | 19:33 CET | ARTICLE: MR/HS