2015 Peugeot 2008 DKR Rally Racer – Tech Specs and Pre-Dakar Photos

The Peugeot DKR prototype currently blasting through the Chilean sahara on the 2015 Dakar rally has been a bit of a wallflower before the race. Few official photos of the truck have been seen.

The mid-engine, rear-drive off-roader is an evolution of the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak car, but raised dramatically for its new Dakar mission. The same team that created the LeMans 908 HDi FAP cars have created both of these latest racing Pugs, and all have shared the primary super-diesel engine power.????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

This 3.0-liter twin turbo-diesel is a total torque monster: it pushes out 590 pound-feet of torque and 340-horsepower, with a redline of 5000-rpm. Max speed is limited to 125-mph by the low gearing of the six-speed sequential transmission. We estimate a 0-60-mph sprint time of 5.0-seconds, nearly double the 208 T16 Pikes Peak racecar’s time thanks to the huge 37-inch mud tires all around.


2014 Peugeot 2008 DKR Prototype

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Technical data – 2008 DKR:


Type                                                 V6 bi-turbo diesel

Cubic capacity                                  2993cc

Number of valves                              24

Position                                            Mid-rear

Number of cylinders                         V6 (60° ‘vee’ formation)

Maximum power                               340hp

Torque                                              800Nm

Maximum revs                                  5,000rpm

Top speed                                         200kph / 125mph

Lubricant                                          TOTAL QUARTZ 10 W 50



Type                                                 Two-wheel drive

Gearbox                                            Longitudinally mounted six-speed manual sequential gearbox

Lubricant                                          TOTAL 755 HPX 80 W 140



Type                                                 Tubular steel

Bodywork                                         Carbon



Suspension                                      Double wishbones

Springs                                             Coil springs (two per wheel)

Dampers                                           Adjustable (two per wheel)

Travel                                               460mm

Anti-roll bars                                     Front and rear

Steering and brakes                          Hydraulic power steering

Discs (vented)                                   Hydraulic dual circuit, one-piece light alloy four-piston callipers

Diameter                                           Front and rear discs: 355mm

Wheels (Front / rear)                         Aluminium two-piece wheels (17 x 8.5)

Tyres                                                Michelin 37/12.5×17



Length                                              4,099mm

Width                                                2,033mm

Height                                               1,912mm

Front / rear overhang                        641mm / 658mm

Wheelbase                                        2,800mm

Fuel tank capacity                             400 litres



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