Prodrive, the corporate behind a few of the world’s most profitable rally automobiles, has turned its Dakar Rally racer right into a highway automobile.
The Prodrive Hunter has been dubbed the “world’s first all-terrain hypercar” by its creators, with energy from a 3.5-litre twin-turbocharged V6 engine making greater than 447kW and 700Nm.
That’s up 50 per cent on the engine within the race model, as a result of the highway automobile isn’t constrained by laws. Prodrive says the 100km/h dash takes round 4 seconds, and flat out you’ll be doing virtually 300km/h… on chunky 35-inch tyres, in a automobile that may retailer 480 litres of gas.
All that grunt is distributed to the highway – or desert, ice, snow, grass – via a six-speed paddle shift transmission, reasonably than the sequential guide transmission of the racer.
The automobile is constructed round a high-tensile house body chassis, and there are double wishbones in any respect 4 corners with 400mm of journey. Once more, that’s greater than the competitors automobile gives, to “give a smoother experience and even larger means to cross the roughest terrain at speeds unimaginable in some other automobile”.
Hiding behind the wheels are six-pot racing brake calipers and ventilated discs.
Inside, the cabin has a correct racing seat and six-point harnesses, and the motive force is confronted with a digital dashboard providing all the important thing data. It does function some creature comforts similar to sound deadening, and the gas cell might be shrunken to create space for baggage.
“We took the deliberate determination to maintain the Hunter Hypercar as near the unique as doable,” stated Prodrive chairman, David Richards.
“It’s about giving homeowners the chance to expertise what it’s prefer to drive Loeb’s Dakar automobile throughout the desert, however with all of the comforts of a highway automobile and the flexibility to drive it from your house, via a metropolis, to any vacation spot of your alternative.”
Simply 25 shall be constructed, every priced at £1.25m ($A2.25).