How does Dacia Duster could look like if it were built by the Germans? Well, Travec Tecdrah TTI is an example of a real cheap off road car, derived from a domestic SUV. Here are the further details.
At the mid of 2012, the affordable off-road car enthusiasts should know that they can appeal to the small German company Travec, which will propose an interesting model onto the market: Travec Tecdrah TTI. Which is a Duster model stealth in a G-Class. This is not a joke, because Travec Tecdrah used inside wheel drive system and the engine of Dacia Duster. Otherwise, however, subject specialists of the Travec treated the “cheap off-road car” in another way, so that it will surprise the 4X4 fans. Tecdrah’s structure consists of a separate chassis, made of steel, which is mounted on a tubular body, which uses aluminum bars and beam for a minimized mass. The body panels are not made of metal, but of ABS plastic, that can be recycled by 70%. The great advantage of this off road structure is inspired from motorsport, so it reduced the mass of the ensemble, which now varies between 990 and 1290 kg, depending on the engine and the transmission, 4×2 or 4×4 (which means a gain of 50% compared with similar models, made of classical structure). In addition, the corrosion resistance is very good, Travec estimating a lifetime body of about 25 years and with the plastic panels unpainted and is resistant to scratches. The car has a length of 4185 mm and a wheelbase of 2450 mm and the angle of attack promises to have a very good output, over 40 degrees.