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Peugeot Unleash Their Monstrous 2016 Dakar Rally Car

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Does it come in black? You bet your darned bat-boots it does, Wayne.

Peugeot have unveiled their 2016 entrant into the gruelling Dakar Rally and it looks like an absolute beast of a car.

The new 2008 DKR16 is a complete rework of the milder front-wheel-drive 2008 DKR that was pitched against the competition earlier in the year. What you see before you now is a bigger and angrier variant complete with a longer, wider and lower body. A major improvement to the car includes shorter front and rear overhangs which allows the 2008 to tackle the most treacherous departure angles on the dunes.

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Ultra light and strong magnesium wheels are also mandatory to ensure the car doesn’t get bogged or buckle under the terrain. Besides a host of aero upgrades, the 2008 DKR16 will be powered by a 3.0-litre twin-turbo diesel V6 that will deliver well over 340hp to just the front wheels, trading up traction for more tolerance in race rulebook.

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