The Peugeot 2008 DKR gets a new livery

Peugeot has revealed the colour scheme that its 2008 DKR will be wearing at January’s 2015 Dakar Rally. Predominantly blue and white, the new paintjob replaces the carbon finish previously seen.

The 2008 DKR is a very different proposition to most of its rivals. Along with long-travel suspension and very short overhangs, the unusual specification includes a mid-mounted 335 bhp (250 kW / 340 PS) twin-turbo diesel V6 engine and a rear-wheel drive transmission.

Peugeot 2008 DKR 2015 Front Side 2

Commenting on the project, Peugeot Sport Director Bruno Famin said: “The results of our test programme show that our technical concept is well founded.

“That said, this car is at a very early stage of its development, so it is important to remain cautious. Although we have big ambitions for this adventure, we are still tackling it with a great deal of humility.

“By deciding to kick off our cross-country rally programme with the toughest event imaginable, we will no doubt come across unforeseen obstacles and problems. It is consequently important to take things one step at a time. For our first attempt, our main objective is to get as many cars as possible as far as we possibly can.”

Cyril Despres, Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz have been named as drivers for the three-car Peugeot team.

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