Last night was presented to the Latin American press Peugeot Sport team to contest the 2015 Dakar Rally and the weapon used 2008 DKR. carsnight attended this presentation and then the chronicle of the event from across the pond.
From Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Yesterday we were able to attend the regional media presentation of the Peugeot 2008 in Buenos Aires .. DKR is the model that the French brand used in the 2015 edition of the Dakar Rally which represents a return to search after 25 years of absence. This is the second place where the model with the final colors shown after an event in Paris a few days ago.
Peugeot Sport chose the Golden Center Buenos Aires to present a part of their official team for the Dakar 2015 in Latin America. In the event the history of the brand in this competition present their equipment Rally Cross Super TC2000 TN Class 3 are reviewed and unveiled the Peugeot 2008 DKR though a unit to sample and not the vehicle from January 4 will participate in the test world's most famous rally.
The event could be followed live via streaming through and through www.peugeot.com.ar screen Fox Sports 2. Among the riders present were "Bebu" Girolami Matias Muñoz Marchesi and Mariano Altuna team members "Peugeot Lo Jack "Super TC200 Facundo Chapur and Mariano Werner the team" Peugeot Vittal "TN Class 3 and Timmy Hansen and Timur Timerzyanov representing the French brand in the FIA World Rally championship Cross.
In the case of Dakar representation came from the hand of Cyril Despres five times winner of the Dakar Rally but in the "motorcycle" with the KTM brand and its involvement with the Peugeot team in the next edition its first foray in four-wheel vehicles.
The Sport division of the French firm meanwhile was present in Buenos Aires by communication via Skype with Bruno Famin global head of Peugeot Sport. The rest of the team figures are not improvised none. The team of pilots is completed by Carlos Sainz and Stéphane Peterhansel.
In relation to 2008 DKR retains only the name of the small crossover (see test) as it is manufactured on a tubular steel chassis and a body made of carbon fiber despite getting just 1280 kg. Under the same hides a 3.2-liter V6 diesel engine bi-turbo able to disburse 340 horsepower and maximum torque bestial 800 Nm.
But the numbers are out of this planet other for example the fuel tank is not load-and error tipe o- 400 liters. Along with a sequential six-speed transmission the 2008 DKR is capable of reaching a top speed of 200 km / h although you may never reach this figure in the race itself since no current precisely for smooth terrain.
Peugeot Sport engineers endowed this buggy which is what is generous about tours suspensions with 460 mm instead of the 250 used in other models of Dakar and despite what many imagine 2008 DKR does not have AWD but only later.
Brake system is signed by Brembo discs 355 mm in each of the wheels while the tires developed by Michelin exclusively offer enormous size of 37 inches and a automatic inflation system by a key in the passenger compartment .
With just over a month until the start of the technical and administrative verifications of the Dakar the team faces a tight schedule. Duty trucks that will sustain the effort on the route of the Dakar and were embarked course to Argentina with all the necessary equipment and spare parts.
The car made a final test in Morocco in early December before being shipped by air to Buenos Aires. Crews will be subjected to an intensive mechanical to prepare for any emergency that may arise in the marathon stages when external assistance is prohibited.
There will be about 80 people working in the field including directors engineers mechanics and crews. For they have eight service trucks eight vehicles fast scrolling and four motorhomes which will be moving from bivouac to bivouac which is a hard effort logistical coordination.
They are bringing to Argentina between 15 and 20 tons of parts and materials including spare parts. For reference logistics magnitude only the tires needed to complete the test weighing five tons.
About 130 engineers designers and mechanics worked on the project launched a year ago. After about six months of work in the conception and design of the Peugeot Sport 2008 DKR was time for another half year of testing directly on the ground.
Four units of this buggy three for the rally and were built for testing. Units are shipped on December 19 to Buenos Aires on a plane chartered especially for this.
Next January 4 2015 the competition will start from Buenos Aires when you start the new edition of the Dakar Rally which will for quite inhospitable places like the Atacama Desert where the racing prototype piloted by the trio of Sainz Peterhansel Despres and will seek to return to the French brand a degree in one of the most demanding automotive world tests and get the throne achieved by the MINI X-Raid Team last year. for the other reviews about the newest cars visit here.
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