› Project: M1079
Get an inside look at Tekin’s awesome Dakar Rally truck
The plan to build the M1079 project happened while I was attending Axialfest 2017. Inspiration for the build came from staring at the Rebel Off Road Rebelzilla fullsize rally truck that was on display at the event. After days of drooling over the concept, I got together with some other guys from Tekin and we decided that the M1079 had to be constructed. There’s something about really big trucks with lots of horsepower racing across varied terrain over thousands of miles that really grabs your attention. Trucks like these are designed to tow trailers and carry cargo, usually in military and industrial applications. With heavy modification, some get turned into rally trucks and are abused for thousands of miles at a time, conquering some of the most brutal environments on earth. The M1083 cab was modified to look more like a race truck, and the driveline was simplified for reliability and ease of construction and repairs.