Description of a Gypsy prepared for rally

Description of a Gypsy prepared for rally

Posted by Aditya on Thu, 2008-03-13 00:11 in

I found this nice video showing modifications made in a Gypsy, to prepare it for rallying. The embedding of this video is disabled, so you would have to go to this link to view it.

The add-ons have been described very well by experienced rallyist Ashish Gupta. Here is a quick summary:

  • Roll Cage to prevent the cabin from collapsing in case of a tumble
  • Circuit Breaker used to disconnect all electricals in case of an accident
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • FIA approved 4 point seat belts
  • Crash Helmets
  • RPM meter with shift light that blinks if the RPMs are going too high for that gear that could lead to engine cutoff
  • GPS mounting
  • Navigator's foot raise, with 2 buttons, one for wiper and the other one for horn
  • Brake and accelerator pedals with a better grip
  • Extra Petrol Tank
  • 2 spare tyres
  • Hydraulic Jack
  • Snow Chains (weigh around 20 Kgs)
  • Strengthened under body
  • 2 shockers for each tyre
  • Splash guards
  • Strengthening for battery, radiator and engine mounting

So, one needs a big heart and a bit of cash as well! :-)