African Overland Trip 2011

Trucks - 'He who breaks down first, laughs least'.

Team 'Roadrunner', callsign 'Smurf'

Drivers: Jenni Horan, Pete Douet 

Toyota 4 Runner 3.0 Turbo Diesel

Max Power 130 hp @ 3400 rpm, Max Torque 214 lb/ft @ 2000 rpm.

Basic weight 1756 kg

African Overland operating weight 2150 kg 

Suplex 2" lift kit uprated 20% load capacity

105 litre fuel capacity = 600 miles range (on sealed roads)

Hannibal roof tent

Stiffened and extended sump and gearbox guards

Extra spare wheel carrier plus wheel/tyre, tyre and inner tubes

Pressed steel plate sand boards 1.4m, x2

Safari snorkel

Stiffened bull bars with beams and side lights

Additional rear and interior lighting

Camping gaz 907 bottle and stove

Interior storage unit for tools, equipment, personal...

Full service, absolutly everything checked and beefed up as required

Lightened chassis due corrosion, she'll be fine

Strengthened chassis due corrosion, no messing about!




 Team 'Cruiser', callsign 'Cruiser Loser'

Drivers: Rachel Sanders, Pete Hawkins

Toyota Land Cruiser 4.2 Turbo Diesel

Max Power 162 hp @ 3000 rpm, Max Torque 267 lb/ft @ 1400 rpm.

Basic weight 2084 kg



Team 'Breakdown', callsign 'Rangie'

Drivers: James Hawkins, Bob Willis, Justini Lambrini

Range Rover Classic 2.5 Turbo Diesel


 Range Rover Classic

Manufacturer's specifications:

  • station wagon, 5 seats, 4 doors, twin air-bags, ABS
  • loa: 4478mm, width: 1813mm, height: 1792mm, weight: 2011kg (unladen)
  • GVM: 2720kg, towing: 750kg onroad, 500kg off road (unbraked)
  • wheelbase: 2540mm (100"), track: 1486mm/1486mm, grnd clearance: 206mm
  • approach: 30-33, departure: 30-33
  • turning radius: 5.95m
  • transmission: 4a, hi/lo, full-time 4WD, Morse chain, centre diff' and viscous-coupling, traction-control
  • suspension: beam-axle, brakes: disc/disc (ABS), transmission hand-brake
  • tyres: 235R16 on 16x7 wheels, fuel-tank: 88.5L(+ under-slung fuel tanks 60L) Total Fuel Capacity 148.5L

Layout: 4-cylinder, in-line
Block/Head: Cast iron/aluminium alloy
Valves: OHV, belt-driven camshaft, push-rod operated
Capacity: 2,495 cc (152.2 cu. in)
Bore x stroke: 90.47 mm x 97 mm (3.56 in x 3.81 in)
Compression Ratio: 19:1
Fuel injection: Bosch VE rotary pump + Bosch EDC system
Induction: Allied Signal T25 turbocharger
Power: 122 bhp (91 kW) @ 4,250 rpm
Torque: 210 lbf·ft (285 N·m)@ 1,800 rpm


Heated leather electric memory seats
Soft dash interior
Twin airbags
Working electric windows
Electronic traction control
Heated front and rear windscreen
Kumho KL71 tyres
Howling Moon 1.4 roof tent
Champion 12000lb winch
Fully serviceable air conditioning
TerraFirma 2" lift kit
Wilton deep shag carpets
Walnut burr veneer
Auto dim rear view mirror
Upgraded silicon intercooler hoses
Working bonnet light
Folding rear spare wheel carrier
Aluminium bodywork
Niagra metallic paint
Triple under-slung fuel tanks
Central locking

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