Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

Mini John Cooper Works Buggy revealed for 2018 Dakar Rally

Mini John Cooper Works Buggy revealed for 2018 Dakar Rally Mini John Cooper Works Buggy revealed for 2018 Dakar Rally
Melba Vasquez | 23 November, 2017, 15:16

The driving force of the model MINI John Cooper Works Buggy is a 3.9-liter row "six" with turbocharging BMW Twinpower Turbo driving the rear axle.

Starting with the John Cooper Works Rally auto, Mini already has four overall victories to its title from 2012 to 2015 and three top ten finishes in 2017. The rules of The "Dakar" States that rear-wheel drive gives manufacturers the opportunity to put on a race vehicle with higher ground clearance and larger wheels. Work began on the JCW Buggy in February 2017 and the race auto boasts a specially designed tubular steel frame with carbon fiber-reinforced plastic and Kevlar stretched over the frame itself. Mini's more traditional Dakar champ was also upgraded for 2018, featuring a new chassis construction that offers greater suspension travel and weight reductions among other things. It then sends power to all four wheels.

Mini John Cooper Works Buggy revealed for 2018 Dakar Rally

"The buggy never had to stop once due to a technical problem, which is really quite remarkable", said X-raid Team Manager Sven Quandt. 'There are tracks and types of terrain where an all-wheel drive has advantages. What is more, our vehicle is extremely reliable'. Mikko Hirvonen, Bryce Menzies and Yazeed Al-Rajhi will pilot JCW Buggies, while Orlando Terranova, Jakub Przygonski, Joan "Nani" Roma and Boris Garafulic will man the JCW Rallies.

Mini and the X-Raid Team will head to the 2018 Dakar Rally with not one, but two rally racers. "There are many variables we can't control, such as the routing, the weather and - of course - a little dose of luck, which is something you definitely need if you want to succeed in the Dakar". Now, the team has come up with a new tool for the 40th edition of the world's toughest long-distance rally, which begins on January 6, 2018 in Peru. The first stage kicks off on January 6 and the final stage is slated for January 20.

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