RFC began today at Goa and will go on till the end of this month. Force Motors revealed their three competition vehicles to the media before the technical and safety scrutiny for the event. All of these Gurkha cars have been heavily modified to take on the rough terrains. Under the hood of the car is the proven Mercedes-Benz-derived TD 2200 common rail mill that churns out 140bhp of power and 320Nm torque.
Though the cars are the same as the ones that secured the first and second position at RFC 2014, the manufacturer says that this year the cars are meaner and tougher machines. Feedback from the drivers from the last RFC edition has helped them modify and strengthen the front and rear axles of the cars. The front and rear suspension has also been changed to an all-coil spring set-up with long travel shock absorbers amongst the many other changes brought in by the Pune-based manufacturer.
Prasan Firodia, Force Motors’ Managing Director, said, "Based on the learnings from last year, our team has made substantial improvements in the vehicles and these vehicles are far more capable than what we had last year. I wish them all the best."
We are expecting a tremendous response from the off-road enthusiasts and fans for the motorsport extravaganza. We hope the second edition of RFC in India this year will be an action-packed and thrilling event with competitors testing their and their vehicle's capability and endurance in the most extreme conditions.