It’s not every day that you see a chase car based on a medium-duty truck, but that’s absolutely what we accept actuality now that Hino has appear their access into the 2022 Dakar Rally. The assemblage rig is based on the Hino 600 medium-duty truck, which is added frequently apparent with a Ryder burden box added to the rear, but acutely there accept been some modifications made.
For one, that burden alembic has been swapped for an aerodynamic box accustomed a 211-gallon ammunition tank, spares and food for the arduous 5,000-mile arid contest. That includes account of the Hino’s massive XZL 14.00 R20 tires that admeasurement 49 inches alpine with a sidewall of 14.7 inches.
Powering the Hino is an 8.9-liter agent straight-six, turbocharged and intercooled to aftermath 789 application at 2,900 rpm and a mountain-moving 1,693 pound-feet of torque at 1,700 rpm. And for the aboriginal time in Hino’s 30 years of Dakar Assemblage participation, the agent will be akin to a amalgam arrangement binding out an added 276 horsepower, for a absolute of 1,065.
Power is broadcast to all four auto via a six-speed automated manual with aerial and low range, as able-bodied as a center-locking diff. All in all the barter weighs about 18,960 pounds, which makes it all the added absorbing that photos and video appearance it communicable air as it hurtles alternating like a aggressive bison.
Hino has been aggressive in the Dakar Assemblage in the Barter Division back 1991. In that time, they’ve won their chic (under 10 liters) a absolute of 20 times, 12 of them consecutively back 2010. In 1997 and 2005, Hino additionally took the all-embracing win, besting some of the absolutely gargantuan trucks in the over-10-liter class. But alike extensive the accomplishment band at the Dakar is a challenge, as the chase has alone a 20.5% achievement amount amid participants.
“I am attractive advanced to seeing how far we can face the big rivals in production,” said Teruhito Sugawara, who will be abaft the caster of the chase truck.
The active of the 2022 Dakar Assemblage will activate in Ha’il, Saudi Arabia, branch east appear the Persian Gulf afore axis south appear the all-inclusive bank of the Empty Quarter. The avenue again loops northwest to Riyadh afore continuing westward to the Red Sea and the accomplishment at Jeddah. The assemblage lasts two weeks, from January 2-14, 2022.
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