Almost a year before its start Dakar Rally 2025the Dacia reveal it competitive of the famous fight.
The name of this is Sandriderand is inspired by original Manifestoher workshop of new ideas Dacia which was presented 2022.
The Sandrider is a completely new vehicle designed exclusively for rally-raid racing. The model is based on its racing expertise Renault Group and her Penetratethe English company specializing in motor racing, and will participate in the premier Ultimate T1 class.
Will do debut in the Morocco Rally in Octoberbefore competing in Dakar, but also throughout W2RC Championship of 2025.
In his “heart” one will find one 3 liter, V6, twin-turbo engine from Nissanstraight from Zwhile using Aramco synthetic fuel.
The Dakar, like the other rally-raids, are among the most difficult tests of motor sports worldwide. For this reason, the Sandrider it took an approach that takes its ruggedness and outdoor philosophy to the extreme Dacia.
This resulted in the reinforcement of the vehicle with the consolidation of subframe and of bumpersas well as the bodywork from carbon fiberthe suspension with double scissors and 4×4 gearboxbuilt for the grueling demands of rally-raid racing.
The engineers worked hard to make the car lighter and reduce its consumption. The totalweight of Sandrider he's got reduced against About 15 kilos in relation to other corresponding prototypes. This result was achieved using a lighter tubularframeworkgetting rid of all unnecessary body panels, and using carbon fiber for the remaining sections. The designers removed also all the decorations and the engineers chose one more compact in dimensions and lighter engine.
For her optimization her adhesion and her dynamic performance, the weight distribution between front and rear has been differentiated and increased significantly at the front. In addition, particular emphasis was placed on aerodynamics with the aim of reducing it consumption while also improving performance. The engineers managed to reduce against 10% drag coefficientand yes improve lift by 40%, in relation to the corresponding prototypes. As part of their work, they particularly focused on the air intakes that cool the engine.
At the helm of the Sandrider will be found the Nasser Al-Attiyah and Sebastien Loebwith the Qatari also the most experienced in Dakar, having won in the desert five times.
The third car will be driven by Cristina Gutierrezwhich conquered the win in categoryChallenger of this year's Dakar Rally, just the second woman in the history of the institution which wins her category her.
KEY TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SANDRIDER
- FIA class: Ultimate T1
- Chassis: tubular
- Body: carbon fiber
- Engine: 3-liter V6, twin-turbo, direct injection
- Maximum power: 265 kW/360 bhp at 5,000 rpm
- Maximum torque: 539Nm at 4,250 rpm
- Transmission: 4X4
- Gearbox: Serial 6 gears
- Suspension front/rear: double wishbones
- Suspension distance: 350 mm
- Wheels: 17-inch aluminum rims
- Tires: BF Goodrich, 37 inches
- Length x width x height: 4,140 x 2,290 x 1,810 mm
- Wheelbase: 3,000 mm
- Front/rear overhangs: 590/550 mm
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