Off RoadingDiesel Discussions of Off Roading , Set Up , Designs , Practices , Techniques , Tips Including Trail Riding , Rock Climbing , Mud Bogging And More
Wonder if you could buy one of these in this part of the world?? I would definitely need a bigger driveway:
YouTube - KAMAZ Dakar / Master Rally www.russiantrucks.com
YouTube - KAMAZ Dakar / Master Rally www.russiantrucks.com... JOIN NOW TO REMOVE TRACER
KAMAZ RACING TRUCK IS THE WINNER OF THE PARIS-DAKAR RALLY
The racing truck of the KAMAZ family has brought a victory in a team count to the Russian crews of Vladimir Chagin and Firdaus Kabirov at the 25th anniversary Paris-Dakar marathon rally. Besides, Vladimir Chagin, has scored a victory in the individual count.
The racing KAMAZ-4911 is a double- axis all-terrain vehicle, weighing 11 tons, with an all-metal canopy body. It is equipped with the Russian-made 8-cylinder multi-valve turbo-diesel with a capacity of 730 horse power. In combination with the 16-step gear-box, which makes a single bloc with the transfer gear-box, it can gather
speed of up to 170 kilometers per hour. The power-generating set is installed over the fore axis.
15-leaf springs at the front of the racing KAMAZ and 10-leaf springs behind it serve as a suspension. Besides, each wheel is supported by 2 hydro-pneumatic racks with the built-in shock-absorbers. With such a suspension, a truck, after jumping from a spring-board, can land with all its mass on one wheel, without breaking a suspension. The 20-inch aluminum wheels have huge tubeless tyres of variable pressure. The design of the wheel is such that a tyre can be easily replaced without taking the wheel off the hub. Trucks have drum brakes with separate pneumatic front and back drives.
The three-seat cabin of a racing truck in exterior resembles very much the cabin of a mass-production truck. But it only looks like it. It has a reinforcing safety frame. Special seats are custom-made and adjusted to crew members. Broad safety belts press racers against their seats as if they were piloting a warplane. The
distinctive feature of a racing truck is a steering-wheel shaft with hinges. Therefore, a steering wheel is situated in front of the driver like in a car. The cabin is equipped with navigation devices. 6 additional powerful head-lights are fixed on a strong frame on the outside of the cabin.
Racing trucks can easily climb 61 per cent slopes, a vertical wall 50 centimeters high and a ford of more than 150 centimeters deep. 2 fuel tanks, with a capacity of 450 liters each, enable a truck to cover a distance of up to 1, 000 kilometers long, which is quite enough for the Paris-Dakar rally.
A marathon KAMAZ is a miracle truck that is made this way so that it can outdo the Czech-made "Tatras" and the Dutch-made "Dafs", which are its formidable rivals.
16 speed 730hp?!?!?! that may be the most amazing rally truck I've ever seen. ever. period.
I'm not scared to run the Baja 1000 in one...there's no way that thing'd fit or get stuck in the mexicans' traps! I am scared, however, to pay for one...
Diesel Bombers ® - All Content Protected Under Intellectual Property Rights Law of Registered Trademarks Reg. No. 3,494,401 Cls. 100, 101 & 104 Under Int. Cl. 38
USE AT YOUR OWN RISK WE HOLD NO LIABILITY FOR ANY CONTENT RIGHT, WRONG OR INDIFFERENT