Sure, it shares a grill with Land Rover, but thatâ€™s where the similarities end between the Bowler Off-road Nemesis GT4 and its British born brethren.
Designed to be a â€˜road-goingâ€™ version of their Dakar-ready racer,
‘It’s going to be as close as we can get to the rally car,’ said Rob Critchlow, Bowlerâ€™s international sales manager.
‘Itâ€™s never going to be a luxury car â€“ itâ€™ll be a sport-derived sports car but with climate control and leather bucket seats from Recaro. And itâ€™ll be stormingly fast.’
It better be!
Specs include a supercharged, 4.2-litre Jaguar V8 making in excess of 500 horsepower, a â€˜slightlyâ€™ tuned-down suspension (when compared to their full racer), four sets of sports seats, an advanced tubular space frame, fuel cell, and climate control to keep the desert heat at bay.
Want your own Dakar-ready racer?
Better hurry: Bowler only intends to make 50 per year, and with a price tag expected to be in the region of $190,000, youâ€™ll probably want to live somewhere in or around the UAE before opening up the checkbook and considering a purchase like this, since itâ€™s not a like youâ€™ll want to plow this thing through Los Angeles traffic on a daily basis…
Over, maybe; but through, definitely not.