Consider this because the road-legal model of Sebastian Loeb’s loopy desert racer.
Finest recognized for its work on limited-edition Subarus and myriad motorsport projects, Prodrive is now trying to develop into a fully-fledged carmaker. Final 12 months, the UK-based engineering group introduced its intentions to create a road-going version of its Dakar racer, known as the Hunter. Lower than a 12 months later, the corporate has unveiled its unbelievable all-terrain automobile.
The putting Hunter is powered by a Ford-sourced 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6, which produces round 600 horsepower and a mountainous 516 lb-ft of torque. This, estimates Prodrive, is sufficient motivation to get the Hunter to 62 mph in lower than 4 seconds and on to a high pace of round 186 mph.
Whereas fast, we’re guessing these grippy 35-inch off-road tires – nonetheless smaller than what you may get on a Ford Bronco Raptor – will hinder outright efficiency considerably.
Then once more straight-line pace is of little curiosity to the Hunter’s key demographic; they most likely have already got a Bugatti Chiron for that. The road-going by-product receives the Dakar racer’s engine and drivetrain however, crucially, it additionally retains the very good suspension setup. Energy is shipped to all 4 wheels by way of a six-speed paddle-shift transmission.
Extremely, the road-legal Hunter boasts 50% extra energy than the competitors mannequin and higher suspension journey. The double-wishbone suspension options twin adjustable dampers on every nook, offering roughly 15.7 inches of suspension journey. This gives a clean experience on even the harshest surfaces and permits the Hunter to traverse tough terrain with most stability.