An updated version of the two-wheel drive beast that made its debut on the epic Dakar Rally in January has been revealed.
This latest evolution of the Peugeot 2008 DKR16, which is scheduled to make its competitive debut later in the year before heading to South America, is longer, wider, lower and more powerful than its predecessor: presenting a more aggressive stance, with a raft of improvements under the skin as well.
The Peugeot 2008 DKR16 also benefits from improved aerodynamics: the bonnet and roof-mounted air-intake have been heavily revised in order to provide more balanced downforce between front and rear. The new air scoop also ensures better airflow.
There are some surprises under the bonnet as well. Despite the air restricter, the 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo diesel engine now has more power. The driveability of the engine is increased too, which will be particularly useful during twisty stages.