Rallying Rolls Royces are cool, even if built on the moon. That thing is actually a tubular chassis car with a Checy 5.7 and Toyota 4WD. It was disqualified in 1981 but it went on to finish the rally.If someone built that in America it would be listed under Carbage.
As far as I know the Rolls was doing pretty well until it broke a steering axle and got in to an accident. It took so long to repair the car that they were disqualified, but they went on to finish the race anyway, being one of the 40 cars finishing (out of 170).Why was the not-a-Rolls disqualified, and how did that six-wheeled beast do?
http://karakullake.blogspot.com/2009/11/jules-proto-6x4-dakar-racer.htmlAs for this 6x4, it's four wheel drive, despite having six wheels. Personally, it reminds me of the protagonist's vehicle in the arcade classic, Moon Patrol. The mid-mounted engine is a Chevy 350, mated to a transmission from a 935 Porsche. The tubular monocoque innard is clad with Kevlar. A cool feature is a power unit for a welder's torch. According to a Google translation of a French site, the chassis "broke" and the car was unable to complete the rally.