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    Dakar 2017

    Prokop has pictures of a Ford Raptor T1? on his FB.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kTxXhSFitk
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    This is a surprise,

    Toyota going 2 wheel drive.

    http://www.motorsportmedia.co.za/article.asp?conID=4299
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    I wonder how much is mind games. Has Dakar ever been won with a forward engine 2wd vehicle?
    http://blog.toyota.co.uk/toyota-hilux-evo-dakar-2017

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    Been trying to see where the engine is mounted from all the pics,

    Whatever the configuration, knowing Glynn Hall he does everything for a reason and I have no doubt it will be very competitive.

    At least it still looks like a Hilux, unlike some present cars (Buggies)

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    From the article: The engine and transmission are relocated between the axles.

    Since it's big V8 I don't think it can be placed in front behind the front axle but maybe I am wrong.
    Stupid is as stupid does. Forrest Gump

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    Probably not overly difficult to move the v8 engine in the spaceframe Hilux. Hopefully Dakar does not have a mud bath day, like this year.
    The Toyota V8 engine is used in the NZV8 Toyota Camry space frame 2wd rear drive touring cars. The engine is well back with a TTI sequential gearbox coupled to it.
    http://pitcrewdesign.co.nz/the-new-k...vs-nzv8-camry/
    http://australiancar.reviews/2UR-GSE-engine.php
    Toyota are also getting back into desert racing in the US with former Dakar driver BJ Baldwin - V8 and rear wheel drive
    http://score-international.com/video...-trophy-truck/

    http://global.yamaha-motor.com/jp/pr...4/pdf/gs06.pdf
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    They are quoted as saying "Atkinson Cycle V8 engine" from Lexus, is this the same power unit you are talking about?

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    Is this Peugeot 3008 DKR real or a photoshop?
    http://www.diariomotor.com/competici...para-el-dakar/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeakiwi View Post
    Is this Peugeot 3008 DKR real or a photoshop?
    http://www.diariomotor.com/competici...para-el-dakar/
    I think Peugeot will continue to have it as a 2008, but since it's a silhouette car, it wouldn't be hard to rebrand it to a 3008.
    On a different note, a couple of weeks ago there was an interview with Jean-Claude Vaucard on rallye-sport.fr: http://www.rallye-sport.fr/jean-clau...de-sport-auto/
    He said that Peugeot hired him again after the 2015 Dakar. He was there for a month, and gave them a list of what to change on the car. They did 80% of that for 2016 and they won; the rest is supposed to come this year. After all, not too surprising given the fact he had a lot to do with the 205 T16, Xsara Kit Car, Xsara WRC, C4 WRC and VW Race Touareg 2...

    Edit: looks like I was wrong, it will be 3008 this year.
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    New 3008 road car is city-offroader.
    "quattro best 4wd rallycar ever"

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