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Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

Tinuku ~ Car racing Peugeot 3008 DKR express aggressive bodywork. Team Peugeot Total Redbull announced the new Peugeot 3008 DKR as successor to famous Stéphane Peterhansel and Cyril Despres.

Stéphane Peterhansel claimed victory back to the 12th Dakar race in January and Cyril Despres won his first victory on four wheels at the Silk Way Rally in July. The team worked intensively eight months in Velizy, France.

Tinuku Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

Tinuku.com Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

DKR 3008 based on Peugeot's new SUV, which was launched at Paris Motor Show next month and arranged in way to create competition with Carlos Sainz debut next month at Morocco Rally.

3008 DKR also remain faithful to philosophy of two-wheel drive with a first Dakar win in the last 15 years proves drivers do not need four-wheel-drive to conquer the world's toughest landcapes.

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Tinuku Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

Sebastien Criquet was senior exterior designer responsible for aggressive line 3008 DKR. Dimensions and technical features governed rules set by the sport's body, but inspiration still very clear through number of unique design cues.

"Our new car is most extreme expression Peugeot's new SUV. The typical design of road car, but transported into context rally. It's a dream job for any designer. When you build cars, you always have a version of competition in mind," said Criquet.

Previous car reliability enough to win the Dakar this year and claimed nine stages. But in any machine competition there is always room to improve reliability. Engineers worked through every aspect to improve mechanical strength and focus on complex electronic process.

Dakar is toughest race in the world cover 10,000 kilometers at high speed as a final test of reliability for each machine. Peugeot sport has ensured twin-turbo V6 engine 3.0 liters and even more driveable for the race next year and greater torque at low revs.

Tinuku.com Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

www.Tinuku.com Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

The challenge for engineers is latest Dakar regulations setting limits machine lowers net power about 20 horsepower. However, power can accessed from bottom rev range which means car easier to drive and potentially faster. Team goal is take points from low turnover engines and make it more robust.

Suspension is one key elements for success in Dakar. How quickly a car can cover an ever-changing terrain ranging from the salt flats, gravel road WRC style to the dunes.

Tinuku Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

Tinuku.com Peugeot Total Red Bull team bring Peugeot 3008 DKR for 2017 Dakar challenge

The suspension is one of most impressive aspects for 2008 DKR driver, but for 3008 DKR has been done on geometry and damping. The test program include long road 15 days Silk Way Rally featuring terrain is quite similar to Dakar.

Air conditioning was introduced in 2008 DKR during the summer Asia has been made more effective. The crew spent up to 12 hours a day in car with cockpit temperatures over 60 degrees Celsius.

Air conditioning effect on human performance becomes very important matter. Although super-fit athletes driver, AC should better help them perform at higher level and get more performance cars.

A potent combination Peugeot, Red Bull, Sparco, BF Goodrich and Dakar's most successful driver line-up in the world Stéphane Peterhansel, Despres Cyril, and Sebastien Loeb truly back.
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