This is the F9 Limited Edition Doha built by Funco Motorsports, a small family run business that has quite the reputation for building some ridiculous high-end sand vehicles. And when I say high end, I’m talking forced induction V8’s with long travel suspension and a dashboard that looks straight out of a luxury car with the price tag to match. Just don’t call it a “dune buggy”, it’s a sand car, and after watching the video below you’ll want to buy one like we do.
I wasn’t able to track down the specifics on this particular Funco sand car, but I know it’s not uncommon to see a twin turbo LS motor in the back of one of these things that will push out as much as 1500hp. We’re talking wheelie machines! Plus, having massive King Shocks on all four corners so you have the confidence of taking whatever punishment the dunes want to throw out at you. When you look at the inside it has a wide array of buttons that control all sorts of things and even has screens and levers all over the place. I’m assuming the price tag on this particular F9 is at least $150,000 and possible much more. We know that with these sand cars there is so much room for customization, and with the talent of the shops like Funco Motorsports, the possibilities are endless.
A while back we posted a video where Bj Baldwin got behind the wheel of a 1600hp twin turbo monster that looked very similar to what you see here and he said it was the fastest thing he’d ever experienced. So that should tell you something about the power seen out on the sand toys nowadays considering BJ drives an 800hp trophy truck. Check out this video of this particular F9’s debut run at the Glamis Sand Dunes in California.