X-raid is satisfied to introduce a unique off-street package deal for the MINI Countryman. At the heart of the package deal is an boost of the ground clearance of up to 4 centimetres and the off-street rims. Added characteristics and a design package deal total the off-street feel. The MINI Countryman powered by X-raid is the consequence of thousands of kilometres as a help motor vehicle to the five-time Dakar winner at the Dakar Rally.
The MINI Countryman powered by X-raid is perfectly-equipped for adventurers. The boost of ground clearance of up to 4 centimetres is realized by way of a combination of a two-centimetre body elevate kit and more substantial rims and tyres combination. X-raid utilizes the additional strong rims, collectively with tyres with a better sidewall to keep away from tyre harm. On top of that, a rim ring is made use of and therefor it is not required to exchange the total rim in case of obtaining a harm. At the very same time, this also makes it feasible to conceal the peak of the tyres.
Added LED headlights permit better eyesight in the dim on rough terrain. The lightweight, aluminium roof rack ensures there is space for every little thing you have to have on an escape from the each day grind. With the design package deal, consisting of MINI Piano Black components and orange X-raid design accents, the MINI Countryman powered by X-raid actually stands out in a crowd.
The total package deal, or unique components, can be requested at [email protected]
Encounter and learnings from the Dakar Rally
X-raid can simply call on a wealth of working experience received all through many appearances at the iconic desert rally. The five-instances Dakar winners not only received this working experience when getting ready the rally vehicles them selves: the company fleet, which transports team customers from one particular bivouac to the upcoming, also covers thousands of kilometres – usually on bad street ailments. X-raid to start with made use of the MINI Countryman in 2010. In the yrs because, the motor vehicle has been continuously modified to cope with the distinct problems it faces.
When the company vehicles do typically vacation on general public roadways all through the Dakar, they are not usually in excellent issue. Potholes and gravel stretches are section and parcel of the party and have posed a number of problems for X-raid. In buy to keep away from harm on the bad roadways, and to improve drivability, the team has amplified the journey peak of the MINI Countryman.
When crossing the Andes between Argentina and Chile, the company vehicles travelled hundreds of kilometres on gravel routes with sharp-edged stones. These continuously resulted in punctures, and a tyre modify at in excess of four,000 metres earlier mentioned sea level was pretty much a breath-getting process for the crew. A lot more strong tyres and rims authorized X-raid to get to grips with this issue.
The MINI Countryman was once more section of the X-raid team for the 2020 Dakar Rally in Saudi Arabia, where by it was witness to victory number five for the X-raid team and a maiden Dakar good results for the MINI JCW Buggy.