Zarooq, a wholly United Arab Emirates Venture, has designed and built a RWD Sand Racer meant for long rally ‘raid’ events.
If you ever wondered what the love-child between a Lamborghini Aventador and a Jeep Wrangler would look like, the Zarooq Sand Racer would their offspring. According to Zarooq Motors earlier Monday, the Zarooq Sand Racer is a bespoke high-performance off-road machine that will hopefully spark enough interest for buyers to invest into the company more so than they already are. Dubbed the Formula 1 racer for the sand dunes, the Zarooq Sand Racer combines a powerful 3.5 Liter V6 engine to a light weight chassis with 33-inch BF-Goodrich tires around all four corners to make a sand racer unparalleled by any other car manufacturers offerings at the moment.
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The Sand Racer itself has been designed so that if the owner wanted, he could still drive the Sand Racer on paved highway roads if need be. Air conditioning comes standard which is all but necessary in a country that never sees temperatures dip 50 degrees on average.
The standard engine will put out 300 HP with more powerful variants (400 and 500 HP) planned in the near future. Paired to the 3.5 liter V6 is a six-speed, paddle shifted automatic transmission. At first glance, that might not seem to be the most optimal transmission option, but automatics are the norm for many sand racers over long distances. Top speed for this $100,000 performance off-roader comes in at 124 MPH which is a lot for a vehicle with close to 18 inches of travel.
Zarooq says the first Sand Racers will be done by December and a debut will follow shortly after. No word if these one-of-a-kind Lamborghini of Arabia will ever make it to United States shores, but we have a feeling someone will eventually import one.