X-raid is content to introduce a unique off-street package deal for the MINI Countryman. At the heart of the package deal is an boost of the floor clearance of up to four centimetres and the off-street rims. Added options and a design and style package deal full the off-street feel. The MINI Countryman run by X-raid is the outcome of countless numbers of kilometres as a guidance motor vehicle to the five-time Dakar winner at the Dakar Rally.
The MINI Countryman run by X-raid is very well-outfitted for adventurers. The boost of floor clearance of up to four centimetres is accomplished via a mixture of a two-centimetre entire body carry kit and larger sized rims and tyres mixture. X-raid makes use of the far more strong rims, with each other with tyres with a higher sidewall to stay clear of tyre problems. Moreover, a rim ring is utilized and therefor it is not essential to exchange the full rim in circumstance of owning a problems. At the similar time, this also tends to make it attainable to conceal the height of the tyres.
Added LED headlights permit superior vision in the darkish on tough terrain. The lightweight, aluminium roof rack makes certain there is place for every thing you have to have on an escape from the daily grind. With the design and style package deal, consisting of MINI Piano Black factors and orange X-raid design and style accents, the MINI Countryman run by X-raid actually stands out in a group.
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Working experience and learnings from the Dakar Rally
X-raid can connect with on a prosperity of knowledge gained in the course of several appearances at the iconic desert rally. The five-periods Dakar winners not only gained this knowledge when getting ready the rally vehicles them selves: the provider fleet, which transports group members from 1 bivouac to the next, also handles countless numbers of kilometres – often on lousy street disorders. X-raid initially utilized the MINI Countryman in 2010. In the several years given that, the motor vehicle has been consistently modified to cope with the particular issues it faces.
Although the provider vehicles do generally journey on general public streets in the course of the Dakar, they are not constantly in good affliction. Potholes and gravel stretches are element and parcel of the celebration and have posed a variety of issues for X-raid. In get to stay clear of problems on the lousy streets, and to boost drivability, the group has elevated the ride height of the MINI Countryman.
When crossing the Andes amongst Argentina and Chile, the provider vehicles travelled hundreds of kilometres on gravel routes with sharp-edged stones. These consistently resulted in punctures, and a tyre alter at in excess of 4,000 metres higher than sea stage was basically a breath-getting job for the crew. Much more strong tyres and rims authorized X-raid to get to grips with this problem.
The MINI Countryman was all over again element of the X-raid group for the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, the place it was witness to victory variety five for the X-raid group and a maiden Dakar results for the MINI JCW Buggy.