Peugeot 3008 DKR Redefines Off-Road Racing
Those that are brave enough to race the Dakar Challenge in Bolivia and Argentina will be subjected to some of the most grueling terrain on the planet. Every year competitors from around the globe converge for 15 days each bringing with them the most sophisticated off-road equipment ever produced. Peugeot hopes to remain at the top of the off-road totem pole with the 3008 DKR. Packed with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbodiesel V6 engine capable of producing 340 hp and 590 lb-ft of torque, the 3008 DKR is definitely up for the challenge.
The 3008 DKR is based off of the 3008 SUV that was created to remain in compliance with new racing requirements. “The new 3008 symbolizes the next step,” said Peugeot’s team director Bruno Famin. “Our goal with this car was to take the weaker points of the existing car and make them stronger, while capitalizing on all of the existing strengths to improve them still further. There are also some new regulations, which we obviously needed to comply with.”