We are happy to announce that our PLEX SDM Displays were chosen for the new OT3 side-by-side (SxS) buggies developed by Overdrive Racing for the Dakar2020 Rally. OT3 is a 6-speed, 1000cc turbo vehicle which outputs ca. 177hp (weight: 890kg) and is the 1st SxS prototype designed for off-road racing in the world!
The OT3 was designed from scratch by Jean-Marc Fortin and his team and in fact is hand-produced at Overdrive’s HQ in the Belgian town of Villers-le-Bouillet, near Liege. While safety was top priority, every single part was selected and installed on the premise of keeping the vehicle weight as low as possible and so there practically zero cladding – with every cable being in the open. Body is fully made of carbon and kevlar to ensure maximum power-to-weight ratio and optimised stability and to allow drivers better visibility and increased safety, there’s not even a windscreen.
The OT3 dashboards feature a PLEX uSDM-102 Pro Micro display (75g) for the driver and a PLEX SDM-300 Display (270g) right in the center for the driver and co-driver. Both of these two PLEX devices are compact & lightweight, provide strong price-performance ratios, are equipped with antireflective screens and come with effective and very clean UI / graphics.
Keep your eyes on our blog as we’ll be following-up this project with more updates!
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