Those are both amazing vehicles. The Thailand drag team is a great bunch of guys that basically built a truck in a month to meet the US standards and come over and race. That engine they are using is basically the same turbo diesel engine used in the Colorado and Canyon trucks here!!! I'd love to see Robby Gordon build a new version of the Hummbuggy with that engine and a Colorado body!!!The little Isuzu (Thailand drag team) 4 cylinder 3 liter diesel turbo engines ( have been zapped up to 700 hp with large turbo, fuel pumps, custom camshaft, non standard rods and pistons. The Japanese? cast block is obviously well made to handle that hp even for a short time.
The Ford diesel engine in the Peugeot would do 300 hp fairly easily unrestricted. Have a look at the chip kits for standard engines.
Is this vehicle a test concept for a Dakar vehicle? Trophy trucks don't usually run windows or have 100 gallon fuel tanks.
And what else can be said about RWs truck. It is AMAZING!!! But it is not a Dakar vehicle at all... I believe ASO limits the turbo diesel engines to 3.0L and it will be at least a 6.6L if not larger!!!
I don't think anyone is saying that a drag race engine should be used in Dakar, just showing how much guys are getting out of that little engine, (and they are doing it reliably not like top fuel teams that rebuild after each round) and showing that a Dakar race version of the engine could make good power and do well in the rally. No Joke!!! hahayou people should get a life. no joking.
drag diesel? Is this a replacement for RG threads?