Lift-off from the Peugeot 2008 DKR with Mr Dakar, Stéphane Peterhansel
lift off at DKR Peugeot 2008 with Mr. Dakar, Stephane Peterhansel
DKR Peugeot 2008 dominated the Dakar Rally in January. Autocar lift the obstacles with the winner, a cross-country march legend Stephane Peterhansel
after he won the Dakar Rally 12 times, Stephane Peterhansel genuinely does not deserve This specific. No one does. Except, perhaps, the man who designed This specific car ridiculous from the first place.
how to get to Peugeot 2008 DKR ? No-no. I know how to open the door. I mean, along with also also how to get in ?
critical, first fail the head. Feet first will be the worst. I decided to fold myself in two along with also also slide from the back
first glance, Mr. Dakar to me should be a source of concern; will be blocking any hint of sunshine along with also also I shoved myself, ass first, like, tumbling into the seat.
smiling. I think he sees of which all before. I am so exhausted to talk. Laugh.
breathing again, along with also also I’m willing to 9.65 km (or 5.99 miles) stretches before us.
This specific will be Le Creusot, just south of Dijon, France. This specific will be the place of which has been tested on DKR 2008 for once, bombed during these very rocks to see what fell. Almost everything fell from the session first incarnation off. the auto was horrible in 2015.
twelve months, the second time, along with also also This specific will be the perfect Peugeot along with also also clearly the boss of these bumps.
by Paris St Germain, will be no stranger to the success of the Dakar, having seized control of the African event with Peugeot 205 along with also also 405 T16 from the period by 1987 to 1990. January matching any one of those four gains; 2008 wiped land in South America with the opposition. of which will be not difficult to see how.
central France do not show the exact specifications with the Bolivian baking sun, however the ice a fair reflection on the grip available by the opening muddier- than-expected levels of Dakar week.
off the line, along with also also the grip in 2008 will be impressive. I was not hanging on the seat, along with also also on the contrary, however the way 37in rear tires Michelin 350bhp along with also also 590 lb lay-ft of torque to the bottom of the snowy wet surface chalky-Teflon will be incredible.
along with also also once he got to reduce energy consumption, Peterhansel will be not ready to give up the momentum, the left-foot braking everywhere. The way forward will be quirky along with also also technical – remember some sections near Cordoba in Argentina, for amateur Dakar – however interspersed which has a few straight half-decent
Regardless of the severity of the corner, rocks along with also also canyons are universal. I have noticed not Peterhansel along with also also Peugeot.
ten seconds in along with also also I’m standing on the brakes along with also also placebo, wondering whether he had heard me call us today on the decline. Dink, Dunk. We are through. of which had not been lifted.
as you might expect in a car with 460MM suspension travel, do not get much from the way.
In all honesty, This specific will be horribly limited, slippery stage a far cry by the natural habitats DKR; along with also also of which will be configured chat flat across the open desert bombings, which makes surefooted offer, directly by the pin to the hairpin even more striking. Commented quietly to improve traction, of which will be clear of which more progressive along with also also predictable than of which might be hard on the surface, along with also also faster.
when we up through the gears, we come across a jump. Downhill, along with also also fifth gear, take-off speed around 90mph.
eyes closed. All quiet. Eyes open, Mother Earth fills the windscreen.
ground. Settlement. Go. Not a hint of recovery or crashing through.
“This specific was not so bad,” laughs Peterhansel, “maybe 20 degrees. We can do 40 degrees along with also also a lot faster.”
Not today though? “Not today. from the desert.”
part of me glad we are in a place close to the desert, however a part of me craves after a run in their natural habitat Peterhansel along with also also Peugeot.
by what I saw in France, might have blown my mind. today, if someone might just show me how to get out …
David Evans, rallies editor Autosport along with also also Motorsport News
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