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New Land Rover Range Rover Evoque To Participate in 2013 Dakar Rally

Erick Ayapana
Sep 26, 2011
The 2013 Dakar Rally, which takes place in South America, will include a trio of will arguably be the best looking racers to enter the event. A British team is prepping the new 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque for the grueling race.
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Excite Rally Raid, Britain's first professional Dakar team, is working with RaBe Race Cars to produce three Evoque rally racers. The new Rover may have good looks, but it's also a highly capable off-roader in stock form. RaBe Race Cars will increase the Evoque's off-road cred by swapping in the 3.0-liter, 271-hp, turbocharged diesel engine from BMW; It will be mated to a ZF-sourced, six-speed automatic transmission. Other features include BF Goodrich desert tires, a Reiger coilover suspension, and a 69-gallon fuel tank. The company will produce three vehicles for the race.
"We've been working on this project for a long time," said Excite Rally Raid business manager David Jones. "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 sights a bit higher."
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Three British drivers -- Martin Rowe, Andrew Coley, and John Hardy -- will pilot the rally-ready Evoques for the 14-day, 5,600- mile Dakar race.
Source: Autocar

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