Peugeot upgrades the 3008DKR to Maxi spec

Having won the Dakar Rally in 2016 and 2017, Peugeot is very keen to repeat the feat next January. So the 3008DKR – this year's first-, second- and third-placed car – is being replaced by the 3008DKR Maxi.

Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi 2018 Front Side

Compared to its predecessor, the Maxi has grown in width by 20 centimetres (7.9 inches). Such an increase was necessary to accommodate revised suspension which should deliver better stability and handling.

As part of the ongoing development process, Sébastien Loeb will drive a 3008DKR Maxi on next month's Silk Way Rally.

Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi 2018 FrontPeugeot 3008DKR Maxi 2018 Rear Side

Commenting on the enhancements, Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport Director, said: “As soon as we crossed the finish ramp of the Dakar in January, we started to work on the next generation of car to take on this monumental challenge.

“Of course, there's only one thing more difficult than winning and that's carrying on winning, against very strong opposition. That's why our engineers have a mission to continually improve the car, using their know-how to constantly raise the level and give our drivers the best chance of success.”

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