Winner of 2014′s Dakar Rally Nani Roma gives Jay Leno a lesson in desert driving in the car that took him across the finish line of the toughest rally on earth!
In 2011, the MINI ALL4 Racing made its debut at the legendary Rally Dakar. Based on the MINI John Cooper Works Countryman, the MINI ALL4 Racing immediately proved it was competitive and winning the hearts of the fans from the word go.
Though the MINI All4 Racing resembles a MINI Cooper Countryman, the vehicle is actually built around a bespoke chassis and powered by a diesel engine developed by BMW Motorsport. The engine is a 3.0-liter turbodiesel delivering 310 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, and the vehicle’s top speed is around 112 mph.
Let’s have a look.