Mon Nov 11 2013 23:21:11 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
This video shows some of the difficulties the racers have to expect for the upcoming Dakar 2013 Rally. Video was hot during course scouting. We know from the past years with the loop races Argentina - Chile - Argentina and last years point-to-point race from Mar del Plata in Argentina to Lima in Peru how difficult some of the sections are, in particular in the Atacama Desert.
This 1987 Lamborghini LM002 (chassis HLA12046) competed in the 1996 Granada-Dakar Rally, and is said to have gone through 24 shock absorbers before it had to retire due to lack of spare parts. There were two other LM002s entered into the event in previous years when it started in Paris, but one is said to be hidden in a collection and the other was returned to stock configuration according to this article on This truck is said to be the last Lamborghini entered into competition by the factory before the brand was sold to Audi. Find it here at Auto Drome in Paris, France for 160,000 Euro (today ~$209k USD). Courtesy of