Mahindra Scorpio N becomes fastest production car to cross the Simpson desert in Australia

The journey covered a distance of 385 km and was completed within a 13-hour timeframe.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 07 Jul 2023 Views icon4669 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Mahindra & Mahindra has announced that a team of two skilled drivers in its flagship model, the Scorpio-N, has officially set a new Guinness World Records title for the "Fastest crossing of the Simpson Desert by a production vehicle." This achievement was accomplished shortly after the Scorpio-N's recent launch in Australia, which presented the SUV’s capabilities and reliability.  

The Mahindra Scorpio-N conquered 1100 sand dunes and endured peak outside temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius, all within a 13-hour timeframe.

The Scorpio-N was co-driven by Gene Corbett (Total Driver) and Ben Robinson (4WD Industries).

R Velusamy, President - Automotive Technology and Product Development, Mahindra & Mahindra sharing his thoughts on the achievement said, “This globally recognised achievement not only demonstrates the exceptional engineering and performance capabilities of the Scorpio-N, but it also honours the hard work, dedication, and inventive spirit of our skilled engineers. True to our 'built for adventure' ethos, our engineers have played an instrumental role in defining the Scorpio brand over the years while seamlessly integrating advanced technology in order to exceed customer expectations.”

“Even as we celebrate this recent accolade, we recently marked another significant milestone with over 9 lakh Scorpios being rolled out from our production facility, marking a significant achievement for the brand that created the SUV category in India", he further added.

Beginning at dawn in Birdsville and concluding at Alkaseltzer Bore, the extraordinary journey covered a distance of 385 km and was completed within a 13-hour timeframe. Throughout this expedition, the Scorpio-N triumphed over salt flats positioned 20 meters above sea level, which posed a notable obstacle due to their high moisture content.

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