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Dakar Rally

Over 40 Years of Toyota at the Dakar Rally
Extreme terrains and terrific speeds. We’ve never been able to resist the allure of Dakar, the world’s toughest race. Now part of the World Rally-Raid Championship (W2RC), success at Dakar is about more than just speed. Quality, durability and reliability are vital factors.

In our endless pursuit to make ever-better cars

And that’s why we compete—in our endless pursuit to make ever-better cars—not just for sport. After the 2022 and 2023 victories, Toyota’s legendary toughness will again be put on display with our, Dakar-winning GR DKR Hilux T1+ competing in the five-round 2023 FIA W2RC. Bigger, stronger and tougher, the new Hilux will be the vehicle of choice for the four-crew TOYOTA GAZOO Racing team, including Nasser Al-Attiyah, who proved the tenacity of the Toyota Hilux in winning 2022 and 2023 Rally, joining his overall win for Toyota in 2019.

Toyota in the World Rally-Raid Championship

After a remarkably successful 2022 season winning the W2RC and SARRC titles, TOYOTA GAZOO Racing is already off to a flying start in winning the 2023 Dakar Rally for a second consecutive year. The first round in a five-round series, it will be followed by the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge; the Sonora Rally in Mexico and the Desafio Ruta 40 in Argentina. Then finally the season will draw to a close with the Rally of Morocco. Pushing the limits, W2RC presents a unique set of challenges with which to put the championship-winning GR DKR Hilux T1+ to the test.

Gallery of past Rally activities

“We will continue to make ever-better cars by traversing the wide variety of roads and terrains across the world.”
Akio Toyoda

Forged at Dakar

Tested in the harshest environments by the most dedicated professionals. We take all the learnings and expertise from the Dakar Rally and bring it to your driveway. From the desert dunes to city hills, the new Hilux pushes the limits in the pursuit of making ever better cars.

  • Toyota GR DKR Hilux T1+

    Toyota  Dakar  Hilux  features  a  mid-engine  layout,  larger  air  restrictor,  bigger  running  gear  and revised suspension set up, which provides it with excellent levels of balance and handling.

    • GR DKR Hilux T1+
    • Engine: V35A production engine
    • Power: 266 kW/ Torque 620 Nm
    • All wheel drive
  • Toyota Dakar Land Cruiser

    • Power: 253kW/Torque: 815NM
    • Transmision: electronically controlled 10 speed automatic
    • Dimensions: length / width / height 4,965mm / 1,990mm / 1,975mm
    • Full time 4-wheel drive

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