Almost all of our clients use standard off road cars. It is therefore very important that the Impala support cars are equipped to cope with any eventuality, allowing you to travel the wilder places of the World in safety and with the complete confidence that comes with the knowledge that our cars are there in the background to support you.
Range Rover 4.6 V8
This Range Rover is the main Impala Support car. The specification is impressive and allows this car to travel for weeks away from fuel and water.
Power: 300bhp with 400NM of torque
Drivetrain: Standard 4 speed ZF automatic gearbox and viscous center differential driving ARB air locking equipped axles.
Suspension: Heavy duty standard height springs on a two inch lift block at the front. The rear of the car has been changed to Land Rover 110 springs.Two heavy duty shockabsorbers on each corner,the front mountings are bespoke and strengthened.
Range: 280l of fuel giving a range of 800 miles (1300Km) on the road and around 500 miles (800Km) off road.
Water Capacity: Two 60l water tanks
Winches: Hydraulic winches both at the front and rear of this Range Rover allow us to winch all day if necessary. The hydraulic winches are very powerful and we have hauled cars up the side of dunes time after time without any problems associated with continuous pulling using electric winches.
Range Rover 3.9 V8
This range rover is very much a standard car, although we have fitted a rear ARB air locking differential. We always carry a terfor winch as well as the normal recovery gear of ropes, shackles and sand/bridging ladders.
Power: 185bhp with 300NM of Torque
Drivetrain: Standard 4 speed ZF automatic gearbox and viscous center differential driving ARB air locking rear axle and a standard front axle.
Suspension: Heavy duty standard height springs on a standard suspension.
Range: 400 miles (640 km) on road and 250 (400 km) off road. LPG and petrol.
Porsche Cayenne S Transsyberia. 4.8 V8
This Cayenne is almost completely standard. The only changes that are being made are to the front and rear protection plates which will be replaced with Impala designed aluminum plates which will give improved approach and departure angles.
This car is going to become our African support vehicle, leaving the Blue Range Rover to become even more specialized for our immense Russian Adventure.
Power: 405bhp with 500NM of torque
Drivetrain: 6 speed Porsche Tiptronic with low range, locking centre differential and a locking rear axle. Traction controlled by PTM(porsche traction management)
Suspension: Independant air suspension with two off road heights and four road heights. Each height is linked to roadspeed.
Range: 400 miles (640 km) on road and 250 (400 km) off road.