Peugeot Sport presented the new 3008, that replaces the 2008 DKR. The new 3008 DKR will make its debut at this year’s Paris auto show, in about two weeks, while it will participate in in a race at Morocco in October at the hands of Carlos Sainz.
This year’s rally Dakar will take place in Paraguay, Argentina and Bolivia starting from January 2. The car will have the livery of Red Bull and Total. Compared with its predecessor, the new 3008 has significant improvements in reliability, driveability, suspension and in the air conditioning system.
It is equipped with a 3,2-liter bi-turbo V6 diesel engine that produces around 330 hp and over 800 Nm of torque. The power is transferred to the front axle, with the French company saying that the car has more torque at low revs and that despite the reduction in horsepower it is more easily drivable.
The car will be driven by Sébastien Loeb, Stéphane Peterhansel, Cyril Despres and Carlos Sainz. The 3008 DKR is 185 mm longer and 167 mm wider than the 2008 DKR, while its height was reduced by 118 mm. The wheelbase of the car has been increased by 200 mm, while its aerodynamics are more distributed and balanced.