All-electric McRae Buggy – Click above to watch video after the jump
As we were telling you, Tim Coronel
Using numbers crunched by students from Delft University of Technology and built with the help of their partners in the project, All Green Vehicles (ADV) and ProDakar, the 4X2 prototype boasts a modest 90kW motor and is based on their two-time Dakar-winning machine. The plan is to submit the Buggy to extreme punishment under a wide range of conditions in several different countries, including Spain, Morocco and France to simulate what it may face in the Atacama desert where the Dakar is now held.
The results from testing will help inform the design of the 2012 electric Dakar Buggy which, as you may remember, should incorporate a 200kW motor and 54 kWh battery pack. Hit the jump for video of the stage reveal as well as a bit of pavement hoonage.
[Source: McRae Buggy]