Built to dominate Dakar, the Red Bull Kamaz truck isn’t just for belting over sand dunes, it’s also pretty handy at drifting.
Yep, never thought you’d read that a modified truck weighing 9.5 tonnes would be able to drift, but then you’ve probably never seen this Kamaz. With its Dongfeng Cummins 13-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine it thumps out 627kW and 2700Nm of torque. It runs a 16-speed with remote mechanical control, and a STEYR VC2000/396 transfer gearbox.
And while it’s grunty it’s also thirsty, sucking down around 200 litres per 100km when it’s hard-charging through the desert. Don’t even think about getting a flat because each wheel weighs 150kg.
Of course, it’s a four-wheel drive with a 36-degree approach angle and whopping front and rear axle loads of 4800kg and 4700kg respectively. And because the 1000L fuel tank is mounted at the rear, this thing boasts a 50:50 weight distribution.
But, really, who cares about any of this…watch as it jumps a drifting Lamborghini or just jumps its way across the scenery.
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