Dacia and parent company Renault confirmed their participation in 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb at Colorado on June 26, with a specially prepared one-off Duster SUV.
The racing Duster will use know-how from Renault motorpsort division and their experiences at Trophee Andros ice-racing series. Currently there’s not much info on the car available but some reports have said that it will pack 850 hp.
Technical characteristics of the one-off Dacia Duster Pikes Peak will be announced in a few weeks.
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.