Peugeot has revealed a new model for racing in the Dakar

Rally racing car for Dakar 2017

Peugeot has revealed a new model for racing in the Dakar

Sports division of Peugeot Sport, will defend his title in the new year with a new model Peugeot 3008 DKR, which will replace the successful but outdated model 2008 DRC.

New racing rally car based on the new serial crossover Peugeot 3008, which will only appear at the Paris motor show in October.

Peugeot has revealed a new model for racing in the Dakar

3008 DKR debuts in Morocco next month. Driving the new model will be a rally legend Carlos Sainz.

The new car will feature higher reliability, durability and manageability. In addition, will be held the improvements in the suspension system and air-conditioning. On Buturlinovka diesel V6 rally innovations will set new 38 mm restrictor, according to the new rules reduced to 1 mm in diameter.

Peugeot has revealed a new model for racing in the Dakar

The new car will give more torque at lower revs, which will make it more responsive, while the waning power of 14.7 kW (20 HP) due to the installation of smaller diameter restrictor will be compensated over a wide range.

We will remind that the predecessor of the Peugeot 2008 DKR has received many benefits from improved aerodynamics and revised suspension to handle rough terrain more efficiently. Under the hood sports a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 diesel engine developed capacity of 350 HP and 800 Nm of torque.

The new items will be monoprivodnom. You will be surprised, but to this day there are in the ranks of RWD rally cars. Moreover, in January of this year, Peterhansel won the rally with the 2008 DKR, it was the first victory for a car with a monodrive over the past 15 years.

Behind the wheel of a Peugeot 3008 in January next year will be Peterhansel, Sainz, Sebastian Lieb and Cheryl despres.

Peugeot has revealed a new model for racing in the Dakar

For racing Dakar 2017 was paved an entirely new route, which will pass through Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay.