Home » News » Renault » Official: Dacia Duster to challenge Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

The rumors referring to an 850 HP version Dacia Duster competing in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb challenge have been confirmed.

Renault said it will use their experience gained in the Trophe Andros ice-racing series, and will enter the legendary American competition with a car developed by its Sport Technologies division in collaboration with Tork Engineering.

The 850 HP Dacia Duster is being developed at the request of Jean-Philippe Dayraut and his VIP Challenge team, and will comply with the technical regulation that govern the Pikes Peak hill climb. 

Technical details regarding the Dacia Duster Pikes Peak challenger will be offered in the following weeks, so stay tuned.     

Official: Dacia Duster to challenge Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

Renault press release :

Dacia Duster to take on Pikes Peak International Hill Climb

An exciting new challenge awaits the Renault Group’s brand Dacia in the form of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. True to character, Dacia, which has forged a solid reputation for delivering vehicles that boast an unrivalled performance and equipment package for their price, has decided to tackle the world’s most exacting hill climb in the state of Colorado (USA).

Dacia will build on the experience it has gained in France’s Troph?e Andros ice-racing series (which has harvested two consecutive runner-up titles in

association with the four-time F1 Champion Alain Prost) to enter a special version of Duster for the legendary American competition. The car will be prepared by Renault Sport Technologies.

AN AMBITIOUS PROJECT FOR DACIA

With two straight runner-up crowns for Duster Glace under the brand’s belt in the Troph?e Andros, Dacia’s ambitions are growing steadily as it continues to expand on the international front thanks to the values that have inspired its success, namely the marketing of quality, reliable vehicles with an affordable price tag.

The latest challenge to which Dacia has decided to rise is the world’s most famous hill climb, Pikes Peak. This year’s event will take place in the state of Colorado (USA) on June 26.

Belying the celebrated maxim of Baron Pierre de Coubertin, Dacia “doesn’t” believe that the main thing is simply taking part and has enlisted the driving services of three-time Troph?e Andros winner and ice-racing star Jean-Philippe Dayraut. In partnership with Jean-Philippe’s own operation, “VIP Challenge”, Renault Sport Technologies and Tork Engineering are working on an 850-horsepower Dacia Duster developed specially to comply with the technical regulations that govern the Pikes Peak hill climb and to meet the exacting requirements of the “Race to the Clouds” itself.

In a few weeks’ time, we will provide you with further information about this programme, including the technical characteristics of this one-off Dacia Duster…

Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 1907 Renault 130HP Grand Prix

    Engine: Inline-4, Power: 96.9 kw / 129.9 bhp @ 1600 rpmN/A
  2. 1981 Renault 5 Turbo

    Engine: Inline 4, Power: 119.3 kw / 160.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 210.0 nm / 154.9 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
  3. 1984 Renault 5 Turbo 2

    Engine: Turbocharged Inline 4, Power: 138.0 kw / 185.0 bhp @ 6000 rpm, Torque: 216.0 nm / 159.3 ft lbs @ 3250 rpm
  4. 2006 Renault Altica Concept

    Engine: Diesel Inline-4, Power: 132.0 kw / 177 bhp, Torque: 380 nm / 280.3 ft lbs @ 2000 rpm
  5. 2003 Renault Be Bop Concepts

    N/AN/AN/A

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

This is the all-new Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury conceptThis is the all-new Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury concept
Daimler unveiled the all-new Vision Mercedes-Maybach Ultimate Luxury. The concept car will be showcased during the 2018 Beijing Motor Show, the event ...

Custom Cars

ABT Cupra Ateca offers more powerABT Cupra Ateca offers more power
Just introduced on the market during this fall, the new Cupra Ateca already benefits from a tuning package created by a german tuner. It is well known ...

Future Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC conceptMercedes-Benz Vans launches the Vision URBANETIC concept
Mercedes is more and more into autonomous cars and is developing new technologies, fot the moment only at a concept stage. So is the Vision URBANETIC, ...

Market News

General Motor restructuring process detailedGeneral Motor restructuring process detailed
General Motors needs some restructuring in order to move forward and continue to be profitable. The North-American giant will improve overall business ...

Gadgets

Mazda to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to older cars tooMazda to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to older cars too
Some manufacturers use over the air updates for their cars. Some others, who decided to adapt later are offering their clients an update but only with ...

Various News

Fiat Panda got zero Euro NCAP safety stars, while the new Jeep Wrangler only managed to achieved one starFiat Panda got zero Euro NCAP safety stars, while the new Jeep Wrangler only managed to achieved one star
Euro NCAP released the safety ratings of nine cars. The Audi Q3, BMW X5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Jaguar I-PACE, Peugeot 508, Volvo V60 and its partner, the ...

Motorsports

Ssangyong Rexton DKR to compete in 2019 Dakar RallySsangyong Rexton DKR to compete in 2019 Dakar Rally
We saw many manufacturers trying their luck in one of the toughest competition in the world: Rally Dakar. So why not a manufacturer with pedigree like ...

Videos

Video - 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS interior spiedVideo - 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS interior spied
A few weeks ago, Mercedes-Benz published the 2019 roadmap. Thakns to that, we got the chance to see the new models that the German car manufacturer is ...