The $1.58 million Prodrive Hunter is the world’s first all-terrain hypercar

by | Jun 1, 2022 - 1:47PM | Cars, Supercars

The front of the Prodrive Hunter

Dune bashing in the desert is usually done with a Nissan Patrol or Toyota LandCruiser, but if you want to do it in a hypercar – the $1.58 million Hunter is the machine for you.

The Hunter is made by Prodrive and is based on the British company’s BRX Dakar rally car.

It’s the same beast driven by rallying legend Sébastian Loeb.

The front of the Prodrive Hunter
The front of the Prodrive Hunter
The side of the Prodrive Hunter
The rear of the Prodrive Hunter
The rear of the Prodrive Hunter
The suspension of the Prodrive Hunter
The suspension of the Prodrive Hunter
The roof scoop of the Prodrive Hunter
The rear wing of the Prodrive Hunter
The side scoop on the Prodrive Hunter
The exhaust of the Prodrive Hunter
The interior of the Prodrive Hunter
The digital instrument cluster of the Prodrive Hunter
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) of Bahrain Raid Xtreme races during stage 02 of Rally Dakar 2022 from Hail to Al Artawiyah, Saudi Arabia on January 03, 2022
211 Loeb Sébastien (fra), Lurquin Fabian (bel), Bahrain Raid Xtreme, BRX Prodrive Hunter T1+, Auto FIA T1/T2, W2RC, action during the Stage 8 of the Dakar Rally 2022 between Al Dawadimi and Wadi Ad Dawasir, on January 10th 2022 in Wadi Ad Dawasir, Saudi Arabia - Photo Florent Gooden / DPPI
Sebastien Loeb (FRA) of Bahrain Raid Xtreme races during stage 11 of Rally Dakar 2022 around Bisha, Saudi Arabia on January 13, 2022
Sébastian Loeb driving the Prodrive BRX the Hunter is based on
Sébastian Loeb driving the Prodrive BRX the Hunter is based on
Sébastian Loeb driving the Prodrive BRX the Hunter is based on
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Thankfully, the road-going Hunter adds some extra comfort into the mix.

The United Arab Emirates is a key market for the Prodrive Hunter, which is exactly why the company has already opened the order books there.

Plus those epic sand dunes right outside the city are the perfect playgrounds for the Hunter.

With its blend of performance and off-road ability, it’ll no doubt become a favorite of the country’s car-mad collectors.

Using the same twin-turbo V6 as Loeb’s BRX, the power has actually been turned up to 600hp in the road-going Hunter.

Living up to its hypercar billing, it can sprint from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in under four seconds – incredible for an off-roader.

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The Hunter is clad in carbon fiber composite bodywork, too. A real hypercar vibe.

But the locking differentials, six-point harnesses, fire extinguisher system, and 35-inch tires aren’t exactly features of your ‘everyday’ hypercar.

First deliveries of the Prodrive Hunter are slated for late 2022.

2022 Prodrive Hunter specifications

  • Engine: 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6
  • Power: 600hp (447kW)
  • Torque: 700Nm (516lb-ft)
  • Transmission: 6-speed sequential, four-wheel drive
  • 0-100km/h: Under 4.0 seconds
  • Top speed: 300km/h (186mph)

What does Prodrive do?

Based in Banbury, England, Prodrive is an advanced motorsport engineering group that builds and races cars for a range of manufacturers.

The company first hit the spotlight through its association with the Subaru World Rally Team.

They now operate Lewis Hamilton’s X44 Extreme E team and compete in the FIA World Rally-Raid Championship.

The Hunter is Prodrive’s first road car to make it to production following 2006’s P2 concept.

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