Paris Motor Show LIVE: Peugeot 2008 DKR image

The French based automaker Peugeot has officially brought the new 2008 DKR rally car to the 2014th edition of the Paris Motor Show, where it made its local debut.

Officially unveiled just earlier this year, the Peugeot 2008 DKR is a racer which will be competing in the famous Dakar Rally, next year. The model in question will be driven by Cyril Despres, a motorcycle expert, and by the Spanish World Rally Champion, Carlos Sainz. The impressive Peugeot 2008 DKR is coming with 18 inches of suspension travel but, surprisingly, it is missing out on the 4-wheel drive, being basically a two-wheel drive vehicle. The model is riding on 17-inch wheels which have been wrapped in 37-inch tires.

The most impressive part of the Peugeot 2008 DKR is found under its hood where the car manufacturer says that the 3.0 liter V6 bi-turbo diesel engine can be found. This has been mounted behind the driver and it is capable of producing an impressive 340 HP and a peak torque of 590 lb-ft. The unit is sending power to the rear-wheel drive, as we mentioned above. Peugeot has declined to release more details on its Dakar Rally competitor for next year so this is all we’ve got on it, for the moment at least.