is Already among us Peugeot 3008 DKR, the last bet of the French brand for one of the competitions more demanding. It will be the mount that is to use the pilot Carlos Sainz and his co-driver Lucas Cruz in the next Dakar Rally 2017. Will come to replace the old Peugeot 2008 DKR, which reaped good results last year and won this competition for the hand of Stéphane Peterhansel. Then we tell you their latest innovations.
With the launch of the new Peugeot 3008, it has been decided to change the vehicle that was used as the base. In this way the 3008 DKR will take some elements of the production model. We can distinguish the same grill, headlights and drivers rear, but otherwise have little to do both vehicles. As we can see on the images will take a few lines are very aggressive, along with the dimensions and specifications that mark the competition.
To improve its reliability have been carried out around intensive testing every detail of the Peugeot 3008 DKR. The engine that will equip you will the diesel V6 3.0-litre with two turbos that are already riding last year. Due to the new regulations, your power will be 340 HP and 800 Nm (about 20 HP less). The reason is that it has been required to install a flange at the inlet of 38 mm in place of the previous 39 millimetres.
Other improvements of this new vehicle will be suspension, which introduces a new geometry. The system of air conditioning will be more effective and be able to work up to 12 hours a day and down to 60 degrees which can be achieved in the cabin. Before the Dakar Rally 2017, the Peugeot 3008 DKR will be tested in the Morocco Rally, which will take place in October. Also you will see soon in the Paris Salon.
Source – Peugeot