How to build a Dakar Winner Racecar Engineering — Volkswagen Iltis

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How to build a Dakar Winner

Volkswagen crossed the starting at the third edition of the “new” Rally in Buenos Aires the can claimed a unique presence: is the only car manufacturer to have and helped to shape both the and the present-day Dakar Rally. from this years as it has turned its attention to the World Championship spec Polo – R we a look back at how VW created two winners.

Production-based vehicles in

At the second edition of the then known event, in January four Volkswagen Iltis were fielded. The off-road was by and large production-based; even the roof and doors were The rally vehicle differed the production model merely by its for long off-road distances, and safety features as well as a bit horsepower.

After 10,000 the circuit and rally racer Kottulinsky, with Audi and co-driver Gerd Löffelmann, overall victory in front of his team-mates Patrick Zaniroli/Philippe The two other Iltis vehicles the finish in Dakar in fourth and In the competition the off-road vehicles Germany powered by about 110 hp over V8 models with higher power ratings as as the first purpose-designed models.

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spine: The space frame

stay well in control: The suspension components

Heart direct injection: The five-cylinder TDI

Intelligent design: Common principle for user friendliness

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In of the compact construction method the technical package is rounded off by the degree of service friendliness. The of this common component are two equally long propshafts to the and rear axles, four driveshafts, eight standardised units and common suspension that are diagonally interchangeable front left corresponds to the rear), all which ease and reduce the number of spare carried in the service vehicles and money.

Debut (2004)

At its debut the Touareg with Jutta Pons clinched a stage while Bruno Saby/Matthew saw the finish in sixth. Only a later the Race Touareg, had been subjected to further managed a podium position. Kleinschmidt/Fabrizia Pons finished in Dakar. This was not only the Touareg’s first podium at the cross-country classic but also the podium of a diesel-powered passenger car in the history. In the beginning, Robby von Zitzewitz had even led the overall Four stage victories and days of leading the event the interim tally of Volkswagen’s four-wheel-drive vehicle.


generation Race Touareg numerous innovations

“We developed the Race Touareg, the ‘585’ as it was internally, in 2003 without any knowledge of desert rallying to the of our knowledge and principles”,described Technical Eduard Weidl. “Since we successful with this concentrated on minimising the weakness of the old and improving its strengths during the new development.” As a a close relation to the preceding was created, which nevertheless a unique and even more identity due to the modified and many optical innovations. though many concepts of operation have been almost 85 percent of all the parts are

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