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    Great to see Peugeot getting back into cross-country rallying with the new 2008 DKR. I note that it's a two-wheel drive, powered by a "mid-rear" mounted 340-hp, twin-turbo V6 diesel, but does anyone know categorically whether that's driving the front or rear wheels? (and if not, which would you expect?)

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    I'd expect rear wheel drive. With that much potential for torque FWD would like driving a twin auger drilling machine with permanent understeer.
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    Yes, RWD for sure.
    You would put in the engine in the front for maximum traction if you wanted FWD.

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    With the Raid vehicles they mostly get bogged going up a dune. If you had FWD that end 'heads to China' first, dig/shovel/recovery tracks etc then repeat when the rears fall in the hole.....So if the rear bogs it should be less of a drama to recover, but from the navigators seat I've seen some "less than intelligent" decisions made. Usually entailing me to get out and push/dig/push harder or get wet, cold and miserable until recovered.
    Do love the suspension travel distance, 460mm with twin coils/dampers and anti-roll bars. Now that is tricky plus!
    Brendan.

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