The 2008 Dakar winner Peugeot 16 DKR2016 seeks owner

The unit used by Frenchman Stéphane Peterhansel will be auctioned.

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The auction house Aguttes looking for owner to Peugeot 2008 DKR16 who won the 2016 edition of the rally Dakar Rally with french Stéphane Peterhansel. The prototype was conceived by Peugeot Sport, which only built four units of this specimen.

Stéphane Peterhansel Peugeot Dakar 2016The French brand had returned to the demanding test in 2015, but did not achieve the expected result with the Peugeot 2008 DKR. Although at first the idea was to evolve the vehicle to achieve better performance, he preferred to use new technical concepts and the recipe paid off.

The 2008 DKR16 dominated the race at the Argentina y Bolivia with Peterhansel, who beat the Qatari by half a minute Nasser Al-Attiyah (MINI). In addition, two other units were in the Top 10 with the Gauls Cyril Despres (7rd) and Sébastien Loeb (9 °). Only in Spanish Carlos Sainz failed to reach the goal.

Stéphane Peterhansel Peugeot Dakar 2016The Peugeot 2008 DKR 2016 grew 200 mm in length and 200 mm in width. Height was lowered to achieve a better center of gravity. In addition, the overhangs were shortened and their off-roads were increased with a better angle to attack you. The model was equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel engine with 350 horsepower.

And how much is this beast worth? Aguttes expects it to be sold between 450.000 y 550.000 euros.

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