During the Dakar 2013, the Dakar Press Team's Toyota Land Cruiser will also serve as a press vehicle.
The Dakar Press Team (DPT) has proven itself over the years and is now a permanent fixture at the world's biggest and toughest rally. The Dakar 2013 will be the 10th time that the DPT has covered the race.
With its professional team, the Dakar Press Team has been providing photography and editing services for numerous participants in the Dakar and for its partners in the media since 2004.
As one of the few press teams, the Dakar Press Team is present every day, from the start right through to the finish, and has the task of producing the most beautiful and spectacular images.
To make sure that everything stays on track, the Dakar Press Team obviously needs a suitable vehicle that enables it to keep up with the Dakar convoy. As the press team carries a great deal of valuable equipment on board, it is important to ensure this is well protected against vibrations and jolts. It is also important for the drivers and co-drivers to be comfortable in the vehicle during the race.
VB-Airsuspension has worked on the existing air suspension of the Toyota Land Cruiser especially for the Dakar. With a new control system, different bellows and a number of electronic modifications, the system has been converted into a full VB-FullAir 4C system.
The Land Cruiser has also been equipped with a tyre deflation system with a compressor from VB-Airsuspension.