Jeep Gladiator will take part in the hardcore off-road raceFebruary 6, 2019
The pickup driver will be the famous racer Robbie Gordon.
Accessory maker Savvy Off-Road will help Jeep prepare a Gladiator pickup for the King of the Hammers Every Man Challenge off-road race. The pilot of the car will be a member of the Dakar and Baja 1000 Robbie Gordon, as well as Eric Miller.
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Jeep Gladiator will perform in the class Spidertrax 4600 Stock Class, which allowed serial SUVs with the original factory engine, frame and body. The pickup will be equipped with a 3.6-liter Pentastar Six, delivering 289 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque. On a commodity machine, such a unit can be paired with a six-speed “mechanics” or an eight-band “automatic”.
For the race “Gladiator” equip custom suspension with Fox shock absorbers, reinforced bridges Dynatrac 60, wheels with badlock and off-road 35-inch tires Falken Wildpeak M / T. In addition, the pickup received a winch, a protective frame and Recaro seats.
The Jeep Gladiator premiered at the Los Angeles Auto Show in late November. Pickup is built on the basis of the frame SUV Wrangler. It is offered with two options for all-wheel drive, including the option with a disconnectable front stabilizer, has a 28-centimeter ground clearance and is able to overcome fords to a depth of 76 centimeters.
King of the Hammers – off-road race with high-speed sandy areas and technical rock crawling. The competition includes five separate races that are held throughout the week. The most spectacular part is the hardcore buggy race in the ULTRA4 vs. class. Rock Bouncer.
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