New company Prodrive International will build a special SUV for the 2021 Dakar rallyFebruary 5, 2020
British motor racing engineering firm Prodrive, in partnership with the Kingdom of Bahrain, has developed a car to compete in the 2021 Dakar Rally. The new international brand Prodrive will build two cars to “break into” the market in 2021.
The newly created company Prodrive International will design and build its own car specifically for the Dakar rally. The car, which is in the early stages of development, will be built using Prodrive’s many years of experience in automotive sports.
The company has not yet revealed the details of the future news. But the first renderings appeared on the Web, and it also became known that these models will be sold to other teams. In addition, the brand will produce kits of different performance, efficiency and different specifications.
Judging by the image presented, the brand will prepare something like a compact crossover with a classic suspension for this sport. Most likely, the SUV will be built on the basis of a unique spatial frame, sheathed with composite body panels. The suspension will receive a large stroke and custom shock absorbers. What will be used as a power unit is not reported.
In 2021, the Dakar rally will again be held in Saudi Arabia, starting in Jeddah and ending in Riyadh.