BorgWarner Supports 2015 Dakar Rally Winner Team Kamaz-Master With Advanced Airflow Technologies

BorgWarner’s Fans and Visctronic® Fan Drives Deliver Efficient Engine Cooling for Optimized Aerodynamics and Durability in Four of the Top Five Ranked Vehicles in the Truck Category

Auburn Hills, Michigan, March 17, 2015 – BorgWarner supplies its advanced airflow solutions, including electronically controlled Visctronic® fan drives and high-performance fans, for KAMAZ-master, the winning team of the 2015 Dakar Rally in the Truck category. KAMAZ’s vehicles also finished second, third and fifth in the famous off-road rally through South America. Powered by BorgWarner’s highly efficient cooling technologies, the vehicle’s 16-liter engine achieves an output of 920 HP (686 kW) and a maximum torque of 4,000 Nm. BorgWarner’s fans and Visctronic fan drives provide increased efficiency as well as improved fuel economy and meet the most challenging standards for durability even under the toughest conditions.

“For over three decades, the Dakar Rally has been the world’s toughest off-road endurance race,” said Daniel Paterra, President and General Manager, BorgWarner Thermal Systems. “We congratulate Team KAMAZ-master for their impressive performance and dedication in this year’s edition. For over 15 years, BorgWarner has supported KAMAZ with advanced airflow technologies, and we are looking forward to continuing the successful collaboration.”

Specially designed for high temperatures of up to 122 degrees Fahrenheit (50 degrees Celsius) and extreme elevations of up to 14,800 feet (4,511 meters), BorgWarner’s fans for off-highway and medium-duty vehicles offer high performance and efficiency at a low weight. Optimized blade geometry delivers more air without increasing the drive torque required. BorgWarner’s Visctronic fan drive automatically adapts to the engine’s cooling requirements. Originally starting in Paris, France, and finishing in Dakar, Senegal, the Dakar Rally has been taking place in South America since 2009. Winding through Argentina, Bolivia and Chile, the 2015 edition involved 665 participants from 53 countries. In 13 stages and over a total distance of 5,600 miles, the competitors faced the most difficult driving conditions imaginable, including off-road, mud and camel grass passages as well as desert and sand dunes crossings.

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