About the Vehicles : 2009 Challenge
For the third G4 Challenge which was going to take place in 2009, 95 vehicles were built. All painted in Tangiers Orange, except for 2 Discovery 3 ambulances, which were silver. Not all the vehicles were fully equipped with G4 kit. Due to the cancellation of the 2009 G4 Challenge, only 45 or so vehicles were used in anger. Ten went to Mongolia, where 8 scouted for suitable terrain and locations for the Challenge. These have subsequently become known as the "Recce vehicles". These were 4 x Defender 110’s, 2 x Freelander 2’s, 2 x Discovery 3’s. The remaining 2 vehicles being a Range Rover Sport and a Range Rover.
The other 35 plus vehicles that were used, took part in the UK and Irish Selections Event at Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire and the Belgium National Selections.
An unknown number of additional vehicles were also produced for National Selections in Austria, Australia, Canada, China, Brazil, Norway / Sweden, Russia and South Africa. The spec of most of these vehicles differed from the final event ones