Since there are hybrid devices around these days, it also makes perfect sense to have hybrid cars, right? The Sand Racer from Zarooq Motors is certainly a menacing looking piece of machinery – but it has its strong point in being able to make its way around on desert sand as well, in addition to regular asphalt, with a strong performance on either surface – now how about that when it comes to flexibility?
Zarooq has plans to construct a sand race course around Dubai, which is why the release of the aptly named Sand Racer. Zarooq figured out that there is enough demand for a street legal, off-road-focused performance car such as this, and the Sand Racer is close to completion.
Zarooq director Mohammed Al Qadi shared, “The UAE are famous for amazing deserts, extreme safari motorsport and dune racing, but the performance of US and Japanese cars just wasn’t good enough. So we decided to assemble a team to design and build the car we have all dreamed about, specifically made to race in the desert.”
The Sand Racer will sport a 304-bhp (227 kW) 3.5-liter V6 engine that will be mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox with paddle shifters, resulting in 274 lb-ft (371 Nm) of torque. Expect to see a full public reveal happen sometime early next year.