15 April 2014
Peugeot reveals 2015 Dakar challenger
The muscular, beastlike form of the Peugeot 2008 DKR gives a vivid indication of the new car's serious desire for success. With this car, Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despress will defend the colours of Team Peugeot Total on next January's Dakar.
The car shares a family resemblance with Peugeot's road-going 2008 crossover, but with more muscular forms, a more aggressive stance, and more overall proportions.
Carlos Sainz has already contested the Dakar seven times in the colours of Red Bull, in both two-wheel and four-wheel drive cars, so is well aware of the technical constraints that go hand-in-hand with the exacting South American stages. He was immediately won over by the new car's design.
What lies beneath the bodywork remains a secret for the moment.