Size and weight shaving. Fully closed aircon cab. Advanced materials - carbon, titanium widely used. Advanced electronics (which are used in US too, but to a lesser extent). Lighter wheels (not smaller in size, but dont see more than 37s used anyways). Sequential gearboxes. Peugeot has a really advanced system with some probes installed for suspension that help reduce car swerve at braking and hard starts. They would probably have a pretty advanced navigation too if that is possible with the rules.If Peugeot decided to make a proper TT, where would we see the most improvements, over a normal Baja TT truck?
TTs are amazing in the rough, we all love the videos of them doing 100 mph over whoops. I think that there is a lot of room on the table though for improved handling in tight terrain.In what ways could you improve a TT, within today's rules? Is 4wd allowed? Restriction on motor size/configuration/power levels? If Peugeot decided to make a proper TT, where would we see the most improvements, over a normal Baja TT truck?
We currently have the Rangers here in NZ. They run a 3.2 5 cylinder diesel (P5AT) and go very well. Not sure though if they're a PSA/Ford development or a true Ford only engine.Ford officially announced today they will be offering a 3.0l diesel in their F150 in the 2018 model year. It is supposed to be a variant of the AJD -V6 "Lion" which Ford and PSA (Puegoet/Citreon) deveolped. It is the engine used in the Pug Dakar cars. I would be surprised if the 3.0 didn't make it way into other worldwide Ford products like the Ranger and Transit.
Ford has a massive marketing fund for their trucks. If I was a racer that had any interest in Dakar I'd be putting together a proposal and trying to get it in front of anyone and everyone at Ford.
37x12.5x17Any guess on the O.D. of the tires that the Pugs are running? In inches would be preferable. Thanks in advance.