Re-birth of a myth of Dakar

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nissan-patrol-fanta-limon-lateralThe Sahara Desert has been the dictator of many destinations in the Paris-Dakar Rally over many years. Now the test is held in the South American continent, but many remember the rally in Africa as the best of their times.

We could say that is the same general feeling motorsport fans have when talking about cars uncontrollable Group B Rally. Pure spectacle that fails to catch up with the current World Rally Cars.

nissan-patrol-fanta-limon-descendiendoToday we return to Africa to talk about the Nissan Patrol who achieved something never before achieved in the rally rally . It is the Nissan Patrol “Fanta Limón” that has been reborn to return to the stunning Sahara and sand dunes hand Nissan and its factory in Barcelona.

The achievement Patrol end the test, which most participants can not say every year. And it did in 9th position overall and 1st in the category of diesel vehicles. Is not nothing wrong eh? Remember that we are talking about does 30 years old.

nissan-patrol-fanta-limon-a-toda-velocidadA team of engineers silver Nissan Barcelona was responsible for his resurrection with the goal of bring back to the African continent. A combination of experienced specialists and young people who have been led by one of those who develop the needed vehicle for the Dakar rally 1987. What a challenge!

Hard work for 2 years supported overtime weekends and evenings / nights have paid off. Too bad we can not drive, but at least we can see the video and see the great milestone of this team. A good warm-up for the Dakar 2017:

Adrián Osés, Locos Engine.

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Author: Adrián Osés Motorsport enthusiast and Engineering, founder and editor of Mad Engine.