Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Land Rover returns to the 2021 Dakar Rally with the new Defender

“Land Rover” is participating in the toughest terrain challenge ever, the Dakar Rally 2021, with two “Defender 110” cars; The most powerful and durable SUV. The two commercial-scale production vehicles will support the promising Prodrive-backed Bahrain Raid Extreme team throughout the 7,646 km (4,751 miles) race.

My Defender 110 during the rally experiences numerous harsh conditions; Trekking sand dunes, mud, camel grass terrain, and rocks, with on board vital supplies, staff, and equipment for the team and drivers. The group of “Bahrain Raid Extreme” drivers includes the nine-time world rally champion, Sebastian Loeb from France; The two-time Dakar winner is Nani Roma from Spain. These two show cars, equipped with the P400, will also provide support for the crew, who will be camping, eating and sleeping in them through the rally’s 12 strenuous stages.

The two “Defender 110” cars, which come in Indus silver, are powered by the linear “Ingenium” six-cylinder petrol engine with a straight line and a capacity of 400 hp, and is characterized by the technology of light-electric powertrain. They are also equipped with the Navigator Package, which includes a roof rack for expeditions, raised air inlets, wheel arch protection and a side-mounted external gear carrier. In addition, the retractable roof ladder improves accessibility to the roof, helping the Bahrain Raid Extreme team carry all necessary supplies.

“Land Rover has a proven track record of excellence in the Dakar Rally that started with its first edition victory in 1979, and this race remains the toughest endurance challenge on all terrains,” said Finbar McPhall, Director of Customer Experience at Jaguar Land Rover. Although Defender will not participate in the race, it will play a critical role in supporting the team throughout its journey across thousands of miles of harsh desert terrain. The participation of this legendary car in such a difficult race without any modification in its design is an affirmation of its capabilities and durability, as it has undergone the largest engineering testing and development program in our history.

Land Rover also introduced its lineup of straight-cast six-cylinder “Ingenium” petrol engines that feature the lightweight hybrid electric powertrain technology and the advanced P400e’s hybrid electric transmission system, enabling the car to travel 27 miles * (43 kilometers). ) When fully charged with CO2 emissions of 74 g / km.

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