Wednesday | 17 Aug 2016

Video: 1000bhp truck vs. Polo R vs. Ouninpohja

If the sight of Jari-Matti Latvala's Volkswagen Polo R at full cry through Neste Rally Finland's most exhilarating stage doesn't set your pulse racing, then how about sending a 1000bhp Dakar winning Kamaz 4326 truck in after him?

That's the gist of this latest WRC-inspired action video, which gets a 'must-see' rating from

Insane flying aside, the stats alone are mind boggling: In Latvala's hands, a 318-horsepower Volkswagen Polo R WRC: a car that has won in Finland three times.

Following close behind, the iconic Kamaz 4326 truck that is the undisputed King of the Dakar, weighing in at 10-tonnes and featuring a 16.5-litre diesel motor. At the wheel, Russia’s Ayrat Mardeev, who won the Dakar truck category in 2015 and claimed a podium finish on two further occasions.

And then there's Ouninpohja. Narrow, lightning quick and awash with crests and launch sites like the iconic Yellow House jump.

How did Latvala and Mardeev get on? See for yourself here.


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