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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Land Rover Desert Racing DAKAR 2007 Introduction

Baja Racing News Exclusive

World Exclusive! Next Generation Bowler’s for 2007 Dakar Rally!

Directly from the Bowler-Offroad's design studio, reveal an exclusive first look at Bowlers next generation desert racers! Currently being developed under the code name "Maxim", both the Bowler "Race" and Bowler "Road" are based on Land Rovers Range Rover Sport equipment and design. These next generation off-road racers are designed to cope with the harshest events the World Off-Road Rally circuit can provide! Fully independent adjustable suspension ensure traction over the roughest terrain, a wider track to give better handling in tight technical stages and a longer 108-inch wheelbase provides greater stability and poise at speed. These new Bowlers will provide the same thrill and performance of previous race vehicle's but with the added style and refinement of a performance coupe.Aggressive muscular lines are a reminder of the Bowlers racing heritage and the sculpted front side vents provide engine cooling while rear intakes supply cool air for both the brakes and dampers.Speed is all important in off-road rally competitions. A new lightweight tubular frame with carbon composite body panels and a 4.2ltr supercharged V8 produce a vehicle capable of propelling you from 0 -102kmph in 4.2 seconds!
Drew Bowler told us "we will have prototypes running this summer and hopefully a couple of cars in next years Dakar"! Drew also mentioned, " The new car will primarily be a Rally car but it will be road legal and hopefully a little more user friendly than the current Wildcat".
More specifications revealed below:
BOWLER "RACE"
DIMENSIONS
Length - 4268mm
Width - 2000mm
Hight - 1816mm
Wheelbase - 2744mm (108 inches)
BOWLER "ROAD"
Dimensions
Length - 4268mm
Width - 1900mm
Hight - 1694mm
Wheelbase - 2744
----PERFORMANCE----
Performance -4.2ltr. Supercharged V8
Maximum Power . DIN BHP - 450
Maximum Torque . DIN lb.ft. - 430
Acceleration 0-102km/h - 4.2
Top Speed mph/ km/h - 150 / 210