According to a recent report, Bentley will enter the 2013 Dakar Rally to promote their upcoming crossover.

According to a recent report, Bentley will enter the 2013 Dakar Rally to promote their upcoming crossover.

CAR says Bentley is attempting to buy back Volkswagen's Race Touaregs - which were sold to private racing teams - in an effort to convert them into modified versions of the EXP 9 F concept.

Like the Race Touaregs, the Bentley versions would be bare-bone off-roaders. However, they could have an updated body shell that more closely resembles the production model.

There's no word on what will power the racing variants, but the Race Touareg 3 used a twin-turbo 2.5-liter TDI engine that produced 300 PS (221 kW / 296 hp) and 442 lb-ft (599 Nm) of torque.

 

Be part of something big