Range Rover Evoque will enter Dakar Rally with BMW power

Land Rover Evoque Dakar

The Dakar Rally is a 14 day off road race that goes for over 5,500 miles with hundreds in competition.

Three cars crafted by RaBe Race Cars will be driven by the British Rally Raid Team, made up of drivers Andrew Colley, John Hardy, and Martin Rowe.

The unique vehicles the team will be driving are a mix of the all-new Range Rover Evoque body, powered by a BMW 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six diesel engine. This motor puts out 275 horsepower and 650 torques and has been the engine of choice for its reliability, performance and economy. The power is transferred to the road via a 6-speed ZF transmission and a dual-speed transfer case.

David Jones is the British Rally Raid Team’s business manager, who comments “We’ve been working on this project for a long time. We were approached by a manufacturer, RaBE Race Cars, whose staff has been around the sport for a long time. Seeing our professional approach, they asked if we could work together. We have goals we can assist each other with, so we have now set our sites a bit higher.”

RaBe Race Cars’ Mike Jones also notes “We have years of off-road motorsport experience at entry level, from club to international work teams…It is little known, but we have built cars for many other teams who race under their own colors and logos.”

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Source CarScoop