OFFICIAL VIDEO PEUGEOT 2008 DKR DAKAR

Peugeot has released fresh details about the 2008 DKR cross-country rally car that will debut at the 2015 Dakar Rally, with the headline story being that it features a 340hp twin-turbo V6 diesel engine.

Dunes, mountains, dry river beds, canyons, furnace-like temperatures, salt deserts, rough terrain, fesh-fesh sand… These are just some of the joys that await the 2008 DKR on the next Dakar Rally. To tackle this tremendous challenge, Team Peugeot-Total has followed a very daring technical path: “Much like we did at the Le Mans 24 Hours by electing to run a closed-cockpit car, we decided to adopt an innovative concept,” reveals Peugeot Sport Director Bruno Famin. “When it comes to cross-country rallying, the biggest question is whether to run with four-wheel-drive or just two. After a detailed study of the question, we decided to go for two-wheel drive transmission which presents a number of interesting benefits.” This bold decision will enable the team to try to become the first to win the Dakar with two-wheel drive & diesel engine. However Peugeot keeps silence on whether the 2008 DKR is a rear-wheel drive or front-wheel drive car.

If Peugeot wins, the 2008 DKR will be the first 2 wheels drive Diesel to win the Paris Dakar !

“When it comes to cross-country rallying, the biggest question is whether to run with four-wheel-drive or just two. After a detailed study of the question, we decided to go for two-wheel drive transmission which presents a number of interesting benefits,” said Peugeot Sport Director Bruno Famin.

“The 2008 DKR can practically climb vertical walls! And that’s not all! Longer suspension travel – 460mm instead of 250mm – enhances its ability over dunes and when soaking up uneven ground. That’s a key asset on an event like the Dakar,” said technical project manager Jean-Christophe Pallier.

OFFICIAL VIDEO PEUGEOT 2008 DKR DAKAR
Peugeot 2008 DKR Dakar technical data

Peugeot 2008 DKR Dakar technical data

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