DAKAR Rally 2017 - Racing Trucks

The trucks HINO races in the Dakar Rally - the "Little Monsters".

Based on the HINO 500 Series trucks that are known for their world-class durability, these mid-sized racing trucks continue to fight fiercely against larger monster camions powered by engines with more than twice the displacement of the 500 Series engine. This is why these trucks, nicknamed "little monsters," have instilled fear and awse in their rivals. These trucks are currently being maximized the potential inherent in HINO trucks so that they will be ready to take on the race.

Race truck specifications

  Car 1 Car 2
Vehicle name HINO500 Series
HINO500 Series GT 7,300kg 7,400kg
Length 6,290mm 6,370mm
Width 2,500mm
Height 3,150mm
Wheelbase 3,890mm 3,970mm
Rear body Tube frame and tarpaulin mounted on mainframe
Engine model A09C-TI (turbo with intercooler)
Engine type Inline 6-cylinder 4-cycle diesel
Displacement 8.866L
Maximum outout / rpm 650PS/2,200rpm
Maximum torque / rpm 230kgm /1,200rpm
Fuel injection system Electronically-controlled fuel injection (common rail)
Fuel tank capacity 700L
Drive system
Drive type Part-time four-wheel drive Full-time four-wheel drive
Clutch Φ430mm single plate
Transmission 6-speed forward, 1-speed reverse
Transfer 2-speed (Hi-Lo)
Axle Hub reduction axle
Spring Taper leaf suspension
Shock absorbers Coil-over twin shock absorbers *One of two shock absorbers equipped on each wheel
Brake Ventilated disc brake with opposing 4-pot calipers
Tire Michelin XZL 14.00R20
Wheel Forged aluminum wheel
Central Tire Inflation System 4-wheel independent control
Steering Ball nut type (integral-type power steering)