Sunday, July 20, 2014

Dakar Sand Trap Rescue - Tatra T815 Rally Truck

While researching this short BaT piece about a similar tribute truck, I stumbled across this video of what appears to be an authentic Tatra works racer extracating itself from some loose Senegalese sand.

Shockingly simple but ingenious, I'm not sure if this is a unique or novel idea, but I've never seen anything like it before. Super-cool.

excuse the poor resolution video still

And here it is in action. Skip ahead to 0:13 if you like, but then you'll miss out on the air-cooled turbodiesel V12 soundtrack and hard working swing axle action.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, first time I saw it was on Tatra. I was a little child and since Tatra is from my country, they were showing this system in live action on autosalon.