Last week a new edition of the particular Rebelle Rally ended up running in the desert areas of California and Nevada in the United States. And in this edition The impressive Rivian R1T was declared the winner of the 4×4 Class, thus becoming the first electric vehicle to win the longest off-road rally held on the other side of the ocean..
This fearsome Rivian R1T was driven by the team formed by Lilly Macaruso and Alex Anderson, who accumulated a total of 1,395 points in the 4×4 Class, defeated the team formed by Nena Barlow and Teralin Petereit, who drove a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 4xe.
The Rivian R1T is not the only one competing in the Rebelle Rally
The Rivian R1T is not exactly a car unknown to Anderson and Macaruso, who are employees of the American company. In addition, this particular Rebelle Rally, an exclusive competition for teams made up of women and where the oldest navigation is mainly without the help of GPS or any other electronic device, It won’t be lost on the team either, as they joined last year. Then Anderson and Macaruso took fourth place and were crowned ‘Rookies of the Year’.
But Anderson and Macaruso aren’t the only ones competing in the Rebelle Rally with a Rivian R1T, ever a team consisting of brand customers Mandy Brezina at the wheel and Alex Gilman as co-driver, managed to finish in 11th place. Two other teams also used a Rivian R1T in this edition of the Rebelle Rally and placed 20th and 30th in the 4×4 Class.
The Rebelle Rally covers more than 2,500 kilometers through California and Nevada
This particular Rebelle Rally has grown in popularity in recent years and, as we said before, This is the longest off-road rally held in the United States, because in this edition more than 1,553 miles (2,500 kilometers) were covered.. Exclusively for the women’s teams, navigation plays an important role, as GPS is prohibited, so teams must use paper maps and compasses like the old school.
The American company has been participating its Rivian R1T in the Rebelle Rally since the 2020 edition. But this time they did not reveal the version used by the winners. However, remember that this electric pick-up is sold in the United States in three different versions depending on whether it has two or four electric motors, which offers powers ranging between 388 and 622 kW (between 540 and 846 HP).
The Rivian R1T starts at $73,000
The access version already has lithium-ion batteries that give it an EPA cycle autonomy of 434 kilometers, distance that reaches up to 660 kilometers in versions with the highest capacity battery. This access version, with a starting price of $73,000 (68,420 euros), boasts acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds.
It should be noted that this electric pick-up, which measures 5.51 meters in length, has excellent off-road performance, which is reflected in its 378 millimeters of ground clearance. But it also has angles of attack, ventral and departure of 35.5, 26.4 and 30 degrees respectively.