The German brand Borgward, which re-emerged in 2015 after ceasing operations in 1961, will be present in the 2018 edition of the Dakar with your own team. In this way, the firm founded by the German designer Carl Borgward in 1929 it also resumed its motorsport tradition.
El Borgward Rally Team will enlist two prototypes Borgward BX7 DKR that will be driven by the Peruvian Nicolas Fuchs, who finished 12th in the Dakar 2017 on his debut in the event; and the dutch Erik wevers, responsible for the structure that developed the vehicles.
During his years of splendor, Borgward participated in the most important competitions in the world such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 1.000 Kilometers of the Nürburgring, the Mille Miglia and the Carrera Panamericana. In addition, he accumulated 51 world records.
The Borgward BX7 DKR has similarities to the SUV BX7, the first vehicle manufactured by the firm in 50 years and which began to be marketed in China in 2016. The second vehicle that is also already on sale is BX5, a smaller SUV.
Borgward has a rich history in Argentina. The brand arrived in the country in 1954 and in partnership with Aeronautical and Mechanical Industries of the State (IAME) developed an engine for the remembered Stubble.
But Borgward is also remembered for the model Isabella, which was assembled in Córdoba. Production of this car began in 1960 and continued until 1961, when the German headquarters closed. In that period, 1.050 units were produced.
In this new stage, the German firm will once again have a presence in the country and it is expected that in the first four months of 2018 the commercialization of its models will begin.