Day: November 1, 2021

Hino reveals 1,065-horsepower, 1,693 pound-foot Dakar Rally race rig

It’s not every day that you see a race car based on a medium-duty truck, but that’s exactly what we have here now that Hino has revealed their entry into the 2022 Dakar Rally. The rally rig is based on the Hino 600 medium-duty truck, which is more commonly seen with a Ryder cargo box affixed to the rear, but clearly there have been some modifications made.

For one, that cargo container has been swapped for an aerodynamic box carrying a 211-gallon fuel tank, spares and supplies for the grueling 5,000-mile desert contest. That includes extras of the Hino’s massive XZL 14.00 R20 tires that measure 49 inches tall with a sidewall of 14.7 inches.

Powering the Hino is an 8.9-liter diesel straight-six, turbocharged and intercooled to produce 789 horsepower at 2,900 rpm and a mountain-moving 1,693 pound-feet of torque at 1,700 rpm. And for the first time in Hino’s

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