Mahindra Scorpio crosses the Simpson Desert in record time

The Mahindra Scorpio has etched its name into the Guinness World Records by becoming the fastest production vehicle to cross the daunting Simpson Desert. Driven by Ben Robinson and Gene Corbett, it completed the last in 13 hours, 21 mins and 5.0 seconds.

Covering a distance of 385km on 16 March 2023, the team faced more than 1,100 parallel sand dunes and external recorded temperatures in excess of 50-degrees Celsius.

Sachin Arolkar, Head International Operations at Mahindra said,

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“This is an incredible feat and is a true testament to the Scorpio’s unbeatable combination of high-end engineering, performance capability, and durability,” Mahindra head of international operations Sachin Arolkar said.

“We are proud to have pushed the boundaries of what is possible with this vehicle, and we cannot wait for Australian enthusiasts to experience the thrill that Scorpio brings.”

Mahindra’s attempt at the crossing, and its success in completing it, is proof, according to the car maker, that the rigorous testing and development they’ve done on this car has made it a durable SUV for the Australian market.

Launched locally in April, and engineered to meet benchmarks across all critical parameters for the segment, such as performance, capabilities on and off road, technology and handling, the Mahindra Scorpio has a drive away price starting from $41,990.

To find out more, contact your local Mahindra dealer. If you’re keen on one and need finance, talk to CreditOne.

Dylan Swan
Dylan Swan
IT specialist who loves all things adventure and anything with wheels. Someone who loves a challenge and saying yes to new opportunities.

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