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Beijing 2014 Preview: Peugeot Sport 2008 driving the Dakar in 2015

Beijing 2014 Preview: Peugeot Sport 2008 driving the Dakar in 2015 image

Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Peugeot Press | posted March 27, 2014 07:52

Carlos Sainz and Cyril Despres have been picked as driver and co-driver.

Peugeot is returning to the Dakar after a 25 year absence and will showcase its new car, the 2008 DKR.  Teaming up with Red Bull and Total, Peugeot Sport will take on the 10,000km stretch of what is considered to be the world’s most grueling cross-country rally.

The last time Peugeot Sport competed in the Dakar they capped a four-year winning streak - 1987-1990.  They’re coming back with 2010 Dakar victor Carlos Sainz and five-time Dakar motorcycle winner Cyril Despres.

Team Peugeot Total will be using the 2008 DKR when the Dakar kicks off on January 2015.  Very little details about the car have come out; in fact we only have the silhouette you see above for now. 

The full reveal of the 2008 Dakar is expected at the Beijing Motor Show on April 20.