Zarooq Sand Racer revealed
This is actually the Zarroq Sand Racer, a brand new off-road vehicle in the Uae. It’s been created for lengthy rally ‘raid’ occasions, such the famous Dakar Rally, and leisure sand duning and can be offered in non-competition trim.
Released around the eve of last weekend’s Abu Dhabi GP, the Sand Racer is really a composite-bodied two-door ‘SUV coupé’ that’s 4.2 metres lengthy – somewhat shorter than the usual Ford Focus. It’s operated by a rear-mounted 3.5-litre V6 gas engine creating 304bhp in standard trim, although 400bhp and 500bhp versions is going to be offered as upgrades.
Just the rear wheels are impelled – and thru a computerized gear box – but although this may seem unusual to have an off-roader, it’s the selection of a remarkably many Dakar racers.
The Sand Racer continues to be developed along with Campos Racing, a Spanish operation which has loved success in GP2 and Formula Three. The car’s aggressive styling may be the work of Anthony Jannarelly, whose previous creations range from the Lykan and Fenyr for Arab manufacturer W Motors.
Zarooq is declaring a kerb weight of just 1000kg for that Sand Racer, although road-going versions have a selection of luxury upgrades that will probably additionally figure. Included in this are an infotainment system, carbonfibre trim within the cabin, much more comfortable seats, paint and potentially bespoke bodywork.
Zarooq claims the Sand Racer will make up the foundation of a 1-make off-road racing championship which was initially made to support a brand new off-road experience center in Dubai. No production figures or prices happen to be launched but the organization has stated it expects to homologate the Sand Racer for road use. Early speculation indicates that Zarooq will build 20 good examples from the vehicle in 2016, with prices beginning from around $100,000 (￡66,000).