The road going Dacia Duster is not a very serious car¹. Its Pikes Peak-special version though, that’s a bit different!
This monstrous rally car designed to take on the world’s most fearsome hill climb challenge at Pike Peak, is called ‘No Limit’ and was purpose built by teams from Tork Engineering (design, production, assembly, development) and Sodemo (engine), in association with Renault Sport Technologies.
The car will compete in ‘Unlimited’ class which sets no upper limit on the size or power output of the engine. So it’s got, ready for it, 850 hp! There is no minimum weight either, any tyres may be used and there are no restrictions concerning either the transmission system or aerodynamics. It is a showcase of what’s possible when there are no rules to worry about.
The engine they’ve put in the No Limit Duster is a 3.8 liter V6 out of Nissan GTR. The engine is mated to a sequential six-speed Sadev box specially developed to cope with so much power, while at the same time ensuring quick, precise gearshifts. The aerodynamics of the car is Pikes Peak traditional setup with big wings and massive splitters.
The car will be driven by three-time Trophee Andros champion Jean-Philippe Dayraut.
PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB:
Location: Colorado (USA)
Course length: 20km
Start altitude: 2,860 metres
Finish altitude: 4,300 metres
Surface type: half-asphalt/half-dirt
Course record (‘Unlimited’ class): 10m 1.42s
Record established by Japan’s Tajima Nobuhiro (Suzuki) in 2007
 This part of the post has been edited in response to the complaints from Dacia. If it’s still not good for you, we’re sorry. This is the nicest we can be about this car!