The Bowler Nemesis is an off-road racing vehicle designed, manufactured and sold by Bowler Off Road. The Nemesis is intended to be used in endurance rally raid events such as the Dakar Rally and Rallye des Pharaons.
Design and construction
The Nemesis takes styling elements such as grille, headlights and rear lights from the Range Rover Sport. Like the Bowler Wildcat that preceded it, the Nemesis has a tubular steel spaceframe construction that incorporates a roll cage as an integral part of the frame structure. The spaceframe and roll cage are approved by the Motor Sports Association for racing. Unlike the Wildcat, the Nemesis features a fully independent suspension design.
Bowler offers the Nemesis with 4.4- or 4.0-litre displacement naturally aspirated V8 or a 4.2-litre displacement supercharged V8. A six speed manual transmission is fitted as standard with the option of a dog engagement racing transmission. The vehicle features a 60/40 torque split limited slip center differential with over-lock and limited slip front and rear differentials.
The Nemesis has a 415-litre capacity racing fuel cell to allow the vehicle to run the longest Dakar Rally stages.
Bowler also made a street version called the Bowler EXR Nemesis. It has two engine choices, either a 5.0-litre supercharged V8 from the Jaguar XKR with up to 600 horsepower (EXR-S) or a 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 diesel with 291 horsepower.