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The Newspeed’s sports success is directly associated to its pilot Ricardo Leal dos Santos sports history, having together achieved a long and wide list of Race results that include the following details:
  •  The 1st Portuguese pilot to ever finish the Dakar Rally in a Quad, in 2003
  •  Winner of the Quad’s World Cup in 2005
  •  Winner of the Solo category at the Lisboa-Dakar 2006
Ricardo Leal dos Santos is nowadays an off-road world certainty, with reliability and a successful history with more than 75.000 km in international races. This massive number of kilometres has never once recorded a single drop out and includes the Word Cup and four Dakar rallies in the harshest conditions – in a quad, in an old Pajero with no assistance and twice in a Pajero DID with no navigator.

In the year of 2007 a new phase on the national off-road championship arose, when the pilot raced solo ending up six seconds from the podium in the Baja Portalegre and leading the RTP Off-road Trophy. It was, beyond doubt, a remarkable performance for a pilot going solo.

In the beginning of 2008, in the Dakar Series – Central Europe Rally, Ricardo Leal dos Santos was in the 15th position in the last stage. With only three private teams keeping the solo pilot away from the official teams, throughout more than 100 teams, a mechanical problem made him drop to the 26th position. Then came the Transibérico Rally, where he managed another amazing result going solo, the 7th overall, the 3rd Portuguese, the 2nd private team behind the official three Mitsubishi and two BMW.

At the age of 35, and with an outstanding worldwide off-road career, Ricardo Leal dos Santos in only at his third year of car racing but challenging, solo, the best and most experienced international racing duos.

The Newspeed team has seven elements working on a permanent basis, seldom reinforced by occasional staff in some events. The management is assured by Ricardo Leal dos Santos, backed up by Andreia Pereira. The design and advertising department is assured by the designer João Mendes.
At the Odivelas shop work the mechanics Eugenio Rodrigues, Evaristo Machado e Inácio Carmona, assistance truck’s driver, and all work is supervised by Gonçalo Ferreira. Along with the human resources, it gathers a wide range of vehicles and means, such as the NISSAN NAVARA RALLY-RAID V8 DAKAR racing car, an assistance 6x6 MAN Kat 1 truck, three 4x4 back up vehicles, quads, motorbikes and trailers, as well as lots of spare parts, 
machinery, events tents and promo material, all Newspeed’s property

Newspeed has the latest version of the Nissan Navara Rally Raid V8 Dakar available for his costumers in its most complete Dakar spec package, with the new front of Navara NP300. Built in 2012 and fully rebuilt in December 2015, it has also been permanently updated and is currently the best and most performant Nissan in the world. 

Frame and body:
  • Full tubular chassis in chromo pipe with laser cut construction. Wheelbase: 2900mm
  • Weight: 1937,5kg FIA minimum weight
  • Roof, front bumper, cockpit panels, fenders, bonnet etc, in carbon/kevlar

Engine and transmission:
  • Nissan VK50VE 5024cc V8 (Infiniti Q70 group N) with 4000 km of use ( replace for a new one in December 2015)
  • Power Output: 331hp @ 4941 rpm and 490 Nm @ 4324 rpm (with 36 restrictor) 342hp @ 5153 rpm and 502 Nm @ 4324 rpm
  • (with 37 restrictor)
  • Engine management system: Motec 800 with color center dash and power distribution modules and keypads, race log data
  • Gearbox: 6 speed Sadev sequential with cut shift sensor
  • Clutch: twin plate AP Racing 215mm cerametalic
  • Centre differential: Sadev plate type LSD with diff lock, with 1000 km after full rebuilt
  • Front and rear differential: Nissan LSD
  • Front driveshafts: GKN

Suspension and brakes
  • Front suspension: independent double A-arm, 250mm travel
  • Rear suspension: solid axle with 300mm travel
  • Front and rear dampers: two Reiger 550 dampers with ICS, RCV, CCV and double piston , big-size dampers with Intelligent compression system. (same as Mini)
  • Brakes: Powerbrake billet caliper with 320mm x 32mm AP discs with endless pads, Pedal box: Tilton 9000 Series pedal box

Other equipment’s
  • on-board hydraulic jack system with electromagnetic valve
  • Air conditioning
  • Steering rack : power assisted steering rack with 1.4 turns lock to lock
  • Engine water: custom made aluminum radiator with improved air flow
  • Oil independent Mocal coolers for: engine oil, front diff, gearbox, center diff, steering, fuel (2 units)
  • Fuel tank: 480 Liter Premier FT3-1999 FIA specification
  • Sabelt seats and belts, Stilo communication system, Lifeline fire extinguisher automatic and manual, 2xtripmaster Sabertrip3
  • Wheels: 7x 16 x 7 Evo Corse, Tires: 7x Michelin Latitude C
  • Kit inside the car of spare parts for baja and tools, wheels electric pistol and water drinking bottles
  • Inflating air pressure bottle with fittings and inflating equipment’s, 4 sand plates 

Newspeed - Consultoria de Marketing, Eventos e Sponsoring, Lda    
Rua Biarritz, 4, Edifício S. Rafael 1.º andar escritório A 
2765-200 Estoril
+351 215 903 417    

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Website: www.newspeed.pt
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/R.LealdosSantos/?ref=ts 

Ricardo Leal dos Santos
Phone:+351 932 799 660 
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Comercial contact:         
João Pedro Barros
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Tm.916 291 990


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