For a dakar proto similar to Fuchs (Dakar 2019 - proto 10th OA - 380hp coyote) power with a 3rd gen coyote with direct injection or develop the 3 liter v6 power stroke diesel used in the F150. with Xtrac Rally Raid driveline.
The Australians managed to fit the coyote V8 into a road going PX-6 Ford Ranger (Thailand) supercharged coyote with 460 horsepower with heavy duty ZF auto.
Ford and VW are going to co-operate in various markets to develop vans and pickups.
If anyone watches “The Grand Tour” on Amazon you know the Namibia has miles and miles of dunes near the coast. Clarkson, Hammond, and May did everything in Manx buggies with zero ground clearance and weak engines.
I honestly don’t see the race leaving SA anytime soon unless they get completely blackballed by every country. This year seemed like a win for Peru.
I haven't checked in to RDC much since the end of this year's Dakar, so I just heard about Pete.
I think we have a lot of international users here that may not read other parts at RDC and have not heard of his passing. He was a regular contributor in this section and I appreciated his input and was happy to see a driver/builder from North American off road racing have an interest in rally raid style off road. I think some of his last posts to RDC were in this section.