At the beginning of January each year passes the most famous rally-raid in the world under the name of “Dakar”. Extreme endurance race after the change of venue has kept its big name and has not lost the status of “the most the most.” Rally-marathon will be held on the territory of Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. Participants already prepared and awaiting the start scheduled for 5 January. Athletic department 2018-2019 Renaultsport presented racing prototypes Duster. Although a familiar name to many, these cars are almost nothing in common with serial crossovers do not have.
Appearance – the only thing that is partially in common with the prototype model. Body substantially redesigned and made of light composite materials. The lower part is protected by strong plates. Inside, two bucket seats are mounted for the driver and co-driver with a 4-point safety belts, the rest of the space takes the safety cage, and in the back of the spare tires are open to all the winds and the hardship.
Under the hood is Duster 3.5-liter Nissan capacity of 306 hp with six V-shaped arrangement of cylinders. For the eponymous serial SUV of this unit is not expected ever …
Last year, the crew on the Duster has managed to take only 29th place. The 2018-2019 Renaultsport made the necessary findings and are now looking forward to get into the top 15 of the general classification. Race length of more than 9 thousand kilometers will continue 14 days, beginning Jan. 5 in Rosario (Argentina). The end point of the rally-raid was the city of Valparaiso (Chile).
People distant from motor sport, but look closely to the crossover will be interested to know that with the new model year lineup replenished awaited modification combines four-wheel drive and an automatic transmission. Price 2018-2019 Renault Duster 4WD with automatic starts at 663,000 rubles for the complete set of Expression. Privilege level of equipment is estimated at 717 000 rubles, and for the maximum configuration Luxe Privilege will need to pay 775 thousand rubles.