Peugeot Creates Ultimate Dakar Rally Monster

Dakar Rally

Ready to eat sand for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Failing to make an impact on its return to the Dakar Rally this year, Peugeot has totally overhauled its 2008 DKR racer in the hopes of a successful 2016. Longer, wider, and lower, the car’s stance is undoubtedly more aggressive and the lower center of gravity will help increase cornering speed. Reduced front and rear overhangs also improves offroad capabilities, while a heavily revised roof-mounted air intake and hood provides more balanced downforce and a new air scoop improves airflow.

Look under the car’s carbon-fiber skin and we also find an upgraded 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 rated at 350 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, while weight saving measures include new magnesium one-piece wheels. The suspension has also been redesigned to better cope with the various and rough terrains it will encounter during its South American odyssey.

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