After the warning for Peugeot this year in the Dakar in the back of the famous team, the lion brand has done its job for the edition of 2016. We already knew about the changes in the car, especially with a larger width, but now we discover how to face Dakar 2016. So is the Peugeot 2008 DKR 2016, the new machine of Carlos Sainz.
Peugeot has been working on a new chassis where the innovations reside, mainly, in a longer wheelbase and increased width. This returns a car more stable at high speed, one of the great advantages of this type of car in the Dakar. In turn, the aesthetic is more aggressive and muscular.
According to Peugeot, the other of the foci of work has been the aerodynamics, which is favored by a front of new invoice or a rear spoiler. The dealers of weights has also been enhanced and features a system suspensions more evolved. Will work alongside a new team of tyre seal in the Michelin guide.
beyond the improvements to level chassis, Peugeot promises improved engine performance. As you well know, it is a unit V6 turbodiesel 3.0-liter with, now, a power of 350 horses. The reliability and the useful range are two of the key factors of the new mechanics of the Peugeot 2008 DKR 2016.
decoration is really the novelty that today concern us. It has already been submitted your final image, the image with which will see him compete in the Dakar next year. Red Bull is the sponsor featured, creating the contrast of red and yellow on a dark blue background. The back is painted in red color and reminds us to finish bi color Peugeot 208 GTI and 308 GTI.
The Peugeot will be on the tracks of the Dakar 2016 four units of the 2008 DKR, four units piloted by an elite team. Carlos Sainz will work with Cyril Despres, Stéphane Peterhansel and a rookie, and multiple world rally champion, Sebastien Loeb.
Source – Peugeot
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