The 28th Asia Cross Country Rally, the toughest rally in Asia, is back with a longer 2,000 km track, starting from Thailand to the finish line in Laos this August 14-19, 2023.

Triton Rally Car

The all-new TRITON rally car is based on the Thai-spec double cab model, modified in accordance with the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Group T1 restrictions (for modified cross-country vehicles). The concept car that was revealed at the Bangkok International Motor Show in March featured black and silver coloring inspired by lava rocks packed with condensed energy, but the AXCR rally cars will have a red and black motif that represents the energy of gushing lava.

The TRITON rally car is modified with a roll cage and bumper guard, and carbon fiber parts including the hood, front and rear doors, and cargo bed.Also major weight reductions have been made to the vehicle's interior components, the new TRITON rally car's body weight will be equivalent to previous rally car while the body size is larger than the previous model.

In addition to extending the tread of the base car, the rally cars have rally-specific front and rear suspension and LSD for sporty and stable handling performance that puts drivers in full control. Lightweight aluminum wheels and narrow off-road tires compared to the last year improve road handling on tough road surfaces such as mud. The already tough chassis has been evolved with front and rear twin dampers, along with bump stops, to absorb severe shocks from road surfaces.

The newly developed 2.4 L diesel turbo engine has been tuned to reduce friction loss and weight, and a new turbo system has been used to raise output across the entire range. AXCR's special stages include river crossings, so each component's sealing has been improved and the rally car has been outfitted with a snorkel (intake duct) to handle driving in water.

Overall length x width 5,320 mm x 1 ,865mm
Wheelbase 3,130 mm
Tread (front/rear) 1,570 mm / 1,565 mm
Engine 4N16 type 4-cylinder MIVEC turbo diesel
Fuel injector High-pressure common-rail injection
Displacement 2,442 cc
Turbocharger Made by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger
Power (maximum) 150 kW
Torque (maximum) 470 N・m
Transmission 6-speed manual
4WD system Super Select 4WD-II
Differential CUSCO front and rear LSD
Front suspension Independent double-wishbone with coil springs
Rear suspension Rigid leaf springs
Shock absorbers CUSCO adjustable front and rear twin dampers
Bump stopper Hydraulic
Steering Rack and pinion with power assist
Brakes ENDLESS front and rear ventilated discs with 4-piston calipers
FORTEC brake fluid
Wheels WORK aluminum alloy wheels (17in x 7J)
Tires Yokohama GEOLANDAR M/T G003 (235/80R17)
Others Carbon fiber hood
Carbon fiber front and rear door panels
Carbon cargo side panel

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