The muscular, thoroughbred yet beastlike forms of the Peugeot 2008 DKR provide a vivid indication of the new car’s serious desire for success. It is behind the wheel of this purpose-designed machine that Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres will defend the colours of Team Peugeot Total on next January’s Dakar.
Three weeks after the exciting news that Peugeot, Red Bull and Total have decided to join forces to contest the 2015 Dakar, the car that will spearhead the team’s challenge has finally broken cover. The 2008 DKR shares an unmistakable family resemblance with Peugeot’s road-going crossover, albeit with more muscular forms and more imposing overall proportions that have been honed to meet the challenge that lays ahead. Its spectacular lines are the fruit of close cooperation between the experts at Peugeot’s Style Centre and their colleagues at Peugeot Sport’s Design Department, and the newcomer’s likeness with the production version is quite astonishing! Continue reading 2008 DKR shows its lines
Ford debuted in the 2014 Dakar Rally, the world’s toughest and most demanding marathon rally in the world. With a team of Ford Rangers built in South Africa, this team took on the challenge with all their might. Watch this video for an insight into the inner workings of a new team!
The Dakar Rally 2014 was one of the most gruelling in the event’s long and storied history. This the toughest of the South American events, with the MINIs dominating in the Cars, it was an action-packed race over 9,500km. See the rest of these awe-inspiring photos HERE.
Welcome to issue 305 of HANDBRAKES & HAIRPINS, your favourite free source of rally entertainment! This week’s edition is a 20-page bumper issue with news from the WRC, the ERC and the Dakar Rally, all accompanied by breath-taking photographs. The WRC season got off to a magical start in Monte Carlo, and the Dakar Rally came to a dramatic finish. We have a fantastic motorsport season ahead of us. Buckle up!
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