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Ford Ranger competes at Dakar

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Xavier ‘Xevi’ Pons
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Ruben Garcia
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MARCO BULACIA
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CLAUDIO BUSTOS

VEHICLE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS info

VEHICLE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Xavier Pons’s Ford Ranger will be run in the 2016 Dakar Rally through a joint project between DMAS South Racing and Esponsorama.

 

The Ford Ranger was originally designed and built by Neil Woolridge and his team at Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM), the South Africa-based operation that ran the two factory-backed cars in 2014 in conjunction with South Racing.

 

During 2015, the car underwent ongoing development during Dakar Series events and other South American rallies in a strategic partnership between South Racing and Chilean partner, DMAS Competicion. 

 

The car features revised suspension, engine mapping and chassis improvements to the car that was raced by the Argentine driver Federico Villagra at the 2015 Dakar Rally. 

 

Base Vehicle Ford Ranger 4x4 Double Cab
Regulations FIA / ASO T1
Engine  Ford Aluminum 5.0L-4V V8 with Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing
Engine Management           Magneti Marelli
Power  260 kW @ 4 500 r/min
Torque 560 Nm @ 4 100 r/min
Rev limit  5 500 r/min
Body Full Composite
Suspension

Independent Front and Rear

Twin BOS Dampers/Wheel

Antiroll Bar Rear

Brakes

Brembo Water Cooled Rear

Brembo Air Cooled Front

Fuel Cell 500 litres
Gearbox Sadev 6-Speed Sequential, permanent 4-wheel drive
Cabin Air conditioned
Differential LSD Unit Front and Rear
Steering Sadev
Internal Electronics GEMS
Driveline GKN
Drive wheels 16-inch Evocorse rims fitted with 245/85-16 Michelin tyres
Top speed 170 km/h

Team Ford Racing key personnel

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Neil Woolridge
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Scott Abraham

The South Racing / Neil Woolridge Motorsport crew behind the 2015 Dakar Rally campaign with the Ford Ranger represents vast experience in cross country racing, both on the Dakar Rally and in the domestic and international motorsport arenas.

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