K Series Powered Freelander

Powertrain Ltd, the Midlands based manufacturer of engines and transmissions, supplies its K Series engine to Land Rover’s best-seller which will star at each of this year’s PBRC events with ex-Scottish rally champion David Gillanders at the wheel. The vehicle opens each special stage with a demonstration drive and a spectator safety inspection.

This year's seven PBRC events will see the UK's most popular 4x4 tackle terrains ranging from the rigours of the Scottish Highlands to the world famous high-speed Manx International Rally on the Isle of Man.

Commenting on the performance of the K Series engine, Fraser Winton, managing director of Powertrain Ltd said: "From saloon cars and sports cars to off road rally support vehicles and life saving hovercraft, the K Series engine is the natural choice of some world famous customers. Weight, cost, performance and reliability make it a formidable powerplant."

The rally prepared Freelander has a K Series V6 engine produced by Powertrain Ltd. The KV6 is an all-alloy 24-valve 6-cylinder quad cam unit, of 2.5 litre capacity, developed from the award-winning K Series 4-cylinder engine.

Gillanders isn't the only part of the team with real rally pedigree – the Freelander served as Colin McRae's reconnaissance car for the Safari Rally during the 2001 World Rally Championship, demonstrating the durability of the K Series engine in extreme environments.

Published 4 August 2003 Melanie Carter

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