Toyota GR Hilux Off-Roader Unveiled In advance Of 2022 Dakar Rally

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Thanks to regulation modifications for the 2022 Dakar Rally, Toyota Gazoo Racing is building an up-to-date GR Hilux rally buggies for future year’s event

Toyota Gazoo Racing has launched official visuals of the new Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+, which will contend in the 2022 Dakar Rally. The event is scheduled to start on 2nd January 2022 in Saudi Arabia. The truck sporting activities a lot of alterations, some of which are effortlessly noticeable, to make it suited for the complicated class.

The truck gets huge 37-inch tyres with a 320mm vast tread, and extensive-travel suspension (350mm travel). It receives big flared fenders and a enormous front skid plate. At the rear, it gets a brief pickup bed. As opposed to the 2021 Dakar Hilux, the 2022 product only characteristic insignificant tweaks to the chassis, mainly to in shape the taller suspension and greater tyres.

The powertrain is various however the 2022 Toyota GR Hilux Dakar truck draws electricity from a 3.5-litre, twin-turbo V6 petrol engine. This is a modified variation of the 1 located less than the hood of the new Land Cruiser 300 GR-S. The exact power figures have not been unveiled, but Toyota statements the output is significantly larger than the highway-heading SUV’s 415 PS and 650 Nm.

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The truck demonstrated in these formal photos is just the prototype variation. The motor vehicle is continue to going through testing, and the last manufacturing version will debut towards the stop of this 12 months. Toyota will send 4 GR Hilux rally vans to Dakar next calendar year, comprising 4 groups with a driver and a navigator each individual.

Toyota’s crew lineup for 2022 will involve Nasser Al Attiyah and Mathieu Baumel, who scored a victory in 2019 and completed second in 2021. The other three groups will consist of Giniel de Villiers with navigator Dennis Murphy, Henk Lategan with navigator Brett Cummings, and Shameer Variawa with navigator Danie Stassen.

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The 2022 Dakar Rally will mark the debut of Audi in the event, with the RS Q E-Tron. This is an electric off-road buggy with a 2.-litre, turbocharged, inline-4 petrol variety extender, primarily creating this a hybrid motor vehicle. The RS Q E-Tron was formally unveiled back again in July this calendar year, and then underwent two weeks of tests in Morocco.