UAE’s Zarooq Motors reveals Sandracer 500GT off-road supercar

Posted on Jul 14, 2017 by

Mid-engined, two-seater limited-edition Sandracer 500GT supercar features Dakar-style suspension and 525 horsepower

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Zarooq Motors, a home-grown supercar company founded in the UAE in 2015, has revealed plans for the Sandracer 500GT claimed to be “capable of handling any off-road terrain, even the toughest dunes of the Arabian Desert.”

The two-seater, rear-wheel drive mid-engined car is built around a hand-made tubular steel chassis, with 450mm of suspension travel, a 130-litre endurance fuel tank, and huge BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres.

The road-legal Sandracer 500GT is covered with an extravagant body by German customiser Mansory, made entirely of carbon fibre to keep the weight down to 1,300kg. Zarooq Motors is planning to produce a limited series run of the car, with just 35 examples available.

With a GM-sourced 6.2-litre V8 engine power is rated at 525bhp and 660Nm of torque for a top speed of 220kph, and other features include a five-speed sequential gearbox, six-piston brakes, plus convenience kit like air conditioning and an infotainment system.

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Zarooq Motors partnered up with Spanish racing team Campos Racing, founded by former F1-driver Adrian Campos, to develop the Sandracer 500GT’s chassis. Mansory, founded by Kourosh Mansory in 1989 and best knows for wildly tuned Bugattis, Aston Martins and Ferraris, is responsible for the exterior, while a company called Christian Verstappen Design finalised the car’s interior design. 

To handle the region’s terrain Zarooq Motors promises a competition-spec Dakar-grade suspension from Dutch company Intrax Racing, and will back up the Sandracer’s claims with a two-year warranty, an on-site maintenance package, and a 48-hour service response team.

Each of the 35 cars planned in the limited edition run offers customers bespoke options, so they can specify personalised options both inside the car and with the carbon fibre body.

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