View Full Version : Dakar XC in Action!

09-20-2002, 11:08 AM
If you've got a fast connection, check this video out of Team Inventor's "XC" in testing here! (http://www.strandegaard.dk/dakar/volvofirstrun.mov)

Also, they've just updated their site to English: http://www.dakar2003.nu

I didn't realize this until now, from what I can tell they're going to be fielding TWO xc's in the race, on under the race category and one under the service category.


More stats on the race car:
Frame: Volvo C303
Chassie: Volvo V70 XC, 2001
Engine: Volvo D5254 Turbo (diesel)
Maximum power: 220-230 hp (165 kW), 400 Nm (295 lbf ft)
with 39 mm restrictor
Transmission: ZF 5-speed gearbox
Volvo C303 synchromesh transfer box
Axles: Special forged leaf spring from Rånäs, 300 mm movement
Bilstein 7100 Shock Absorbers, 14 "
Vacuum lock limited slip differential front/rear
Fueltank: 2 x 120 litres safety fuel cells
Wheels: *Volvo C303 7,5x16"
Tyres: BF Goodrich LT265/75 R16
Navigation system: GPS, Trippmasters, Electronic computer
Length: *4733 mm
Width: 1860 mm
Gauge: 1540 mm *
Wheel-base: 2900 mm
Weight (total): 2400 - 2500 kg *
Maximum speed: 175 km/h

09-20-2002, 11:28 AM
2500 kg!  Must be the tyres.   http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/hehe.gif

09-20-2002, 02:51 PM
That's pretty wild Taylor! http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wow.gif
The real test will come in the deserts of Northern Africa. As a matter of fact, for 2003 there will be 2 stages where assistance vehicles will not be allowed access making the marathon event even more challenging. Race officials will also be neutralizing GPS on certain stages in order give the race a more pure edge.

Here's a pic of a Volvo C303 in which the Team Inventor's frame is based on. http://xc70.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif