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Peugeot unveils updated 2008 DKR16 rally car

French carmaker Peugeot has unveiled an updated version of the Peugeot 2008 DKR, which marked its debut with a breathtaking participation at the epic Dakar Rally in January. 

With inputs from Dakar experts like Stéphane Peterhansel (11-time Dakar champ), Carlos Sainz (a two-time world rally champion and former Dakar winner) and Cyril Despres (a five-time Dakar winner on bikes), engineers were able to precisely analyze and implement possible improvements to create the latest version of the 2008 DKR.

Peugeot gradually applied the improvements and assessed them by conducting a series of tests. The tests culminated in a one-two finish for Peterhansel and Despres on the recent China Silk Road Rally. Peterhansel and Despres piloted an interim-specification car, which basically was the 2015 model that had been fitted with several development parts for the 2016 version.

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Volkswagen has claimed overall victory in the 2011 Dakar Rally

For three straight years now at the 33-year-old Dakar Rally, Volkswagen has claimed overall victory. With this win, the carmaker proves that the 1-2-3 podium lock-out result of last year is not a fluke and only proves the prowess of the Race Touareg 3 further.

Completing the final stage with the second quickest time and an overall winning margin of 49m 41s were Nasser Al-Attiyah from Qatar and his German co-driver Timo Gottschalk.

Al-Attiyah is actually the first Arab in the history of the Dakar’s Rally to be presented with the trophy. This back-to-back triumph means that Volkswagen is still unbeaten since the famous event transferred to South America.

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