Update1 – KAMAZ 4911 Dominates 2014 DAKAR Rally For 12th Truck Class Win

Update 1

June 17, 2014

Okay, so this race was in January 2014.

Which makes this is bit of a late update...

So you like the Ford Raptor and that feeling of being unstoppable on any terrain?

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Try the Kamaz-4911 on for size:

– 17.2-liter, mid-mounted TD V8 engine

– 730 horsepower @ 2500 rpm

– 1991 pound-feet of torque @ 1300 rpm

– Maximum Speed – 102.5 MPH

Unimog Nemesis - Red Bull KAMAZ 4911 - Dakar T4 Hero 45Trust me, I had to check those numbers thrice myself. A 17-liter V8 is cool, but only the start of the fun for this multi-purpose truck platform.

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Initially designed with six and eight-wheel options and variants, the Kamaz 4911 basically runs the engine from a tank, but in a (relatively) lightweight racing chassis.

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These trucks were previously best known for their transport of ICBM missiles through Red Square in Moscow, but have found new purpose trampling competing trucks in the Dakar Rally.

I put together this little graph showing how Kamaz, a Swiss-Russian heavy machinery manufacturer, has dominated the sport’s T4 truck class.

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11 wins total is more than double the nearest competitor.

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This truck wins races, with unstoppable selectable locking wheels at all four corners, or just a rear-drive drifters’ special.

 

Kamaz also offers the 4911 to customers with various levels of armor plating – both exterior and hidden plates are offered – very helpful in all types of “they are shooting at us” scenarios.

No such hostility to the Dakar race since its relocation to South America – where the population of people is sparse and welcoming to almost anything new on the horizon.

A top speed of 100MPH-plus and that chin full of lights would be enough to scare me from taking a pot shot at this beast.

That, and the 4911 sounds like an air raid siren at speed – its diffs, engine and tires all thrumming up quite a storm of noise at full speed.

 

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The 4911 is currently competing with the Red Bull Desert Wings squad in the 2013 Dakar race. The sand starts to fly on January 5th!

Helder Rodriguez ( Honda HRC Team ) performs during the in 2014 Dakar Team Activations. Spain on October 28th, 2013 Sam Sunderland ( Honda HRC Team ) performs during the in 2014 Dakar Team Activations. Spain on October 28th, 2013 Carlos Sainz drives in the desert during the preparations of Dakar 2014 in Arfoud, Morocco, on October 9th, 2013 Gilles Pillot and Ronan Chabot during the preparations of Dakar 2014 in Arfoud, Morocco, on October 9th, 2013 Carlos Sainz and Timo Gottschalk during the preparations of Dakar 2014 in Arfoud, Morocco, on October 9th, 2013 Ronan Chabot drives in the desert during the preparations of Dakar 2014 in Arfoud, Morocco, on October 10th, 2013

To all the Desert Wings… Have fun, be safe, and perhaps… take some in-cab videos for the rest of us to ride along?

KAMAZ-4911

Dimensions
Length: 4.20 meter
Wheelbase: 4.20 meter
Width: 2.32 meter

Energy
Max Torque: 2,700 Nm

Percent
Gradient: 60 %

Performance
Ditch Crossing Ability: 0.60 meter
Fording Depth: 1.75 meter
Step Climbing Ability: 0.55 meter

Power
Power: 700 hp (522 kW)

Speed
Top Speed: 165 kph (46 mps)

Weight
Cargo: 5,000 kilogram
Max Weight: 15,600 kilogram

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KAMAZ-4911

Fuel System

Fuel tank capacity, l

400+400

Engine

Model

YMZ-7E846

Type

Diesel, turbocharged

Nominal power, gross, kWt (hp)/ at crankshaft rotation, rpm

538 (730) / 2500

Maximum torque, net, Nm (kgcm) / at crankshaft rotation, rpm

2700 / 1300-1400

Arrangement and number of cylinders

V-shape, 8

Displacement, l

17,24

Cylinder diametre and piston stroke, mm

140/140

Compression ratio

15,2

Weights and Load capacities

Curb vehicle weight, kg

7250

Gross vehicle weight, kg

12000

Electrics

Voltage, V

24

Storage batteries, V/Ah

2×12/190

Generator, V/wt

28/2000

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Clutch

Type

Friction, dry, one-plate

Drive

Hydraulic with pneumatic booster

Gearbox

Model

16S-251

Type

Mechanical, 16-speed

Control

Mechanical, remote

Brakes

Drive

Pneumatic

Drum diametre, mm

400

Brake linings width, mm

220

Wheels and Tyres

Wheel type

Disc

Tyre type

Pneumatic, pressure adjustment

Rim size

12.2-20,9 (310-533)

Tyre size

425/85 R21 (1260×425-533P)

Cab

Type

Over the engine, 3-seat

General Data

Maximum speed, not less, km/h

165

Maximum gradient, not less, %

36

Outer turning radius, m

11,3

Note!

Specifications of 12 000 kg gross weight truck

Transfer Case

Type

STYER VG2000/300, mechanical, two-speed with blocked interaxable differential

Gear ratio of high gears (low)

3,55