The Dakar rally is one of the worlds toughest motorsports endurance events taking man and machine to some of the most inhospitable environments Earth has to offer. The mountainous sand dunes of the desert play host to this race and for 2015 Peugeot rerun to the event they once dominated. Peugeot 2008 DKR kicks up a Sandstorm.
From 1987 to 1990 Peugeot won the Dakar rally four years in a row. After the French brands record breaking storm up Pikes Peak with Sebastian Loeb, they have set their dights on winning the Dakar once again. The machine to do it is called the Peugeot 2008 DKR and it is a monster! Very loosely based upon a Peugeot 2008, the DKR possess larger wheels than its competitors due to being only two wheel drive. Peugeot reckon the capabilities of their system combined with the benefits on 2WD outweighed those of all wheel drive on sand. Those tyres have a diameter of 37 inches!
For full details on Peugeot’s return to Dakar check out this article HERE.