Renault/Dacia has equipped the "Duster" V8 engine

Renault has unveiled the SUV Duster, prepared specially for the rally-raid "Dakar" in 2015. Car equipped with an engine V8, which replaces last year's 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine Nissan capacity of 306 horsepower. Kickback "eight", which again developed with the participation of "Nissan", was 385 forces.

Other technical information the company has not yet provided. It is expected that, by analogy with the modification of last year's car will receive a panel of composite materials, glass and plexiglass special reinforced suspension. It will also change the shape and size of the front protective apron. Whether to leave the back of the body open, as it was last year  is not known. On the back of the published photographs are not captured.

"Dakar-2015" will be held from 4 to 17 January in Argentina, Bolivia and Chile. The marathon will start and finish in Buenos Aires. In competition cars the total distance of the route  will be 9000 111 kilometers. Together with Renault will fight for victory 143 crew. Some of them act on such cars as the MINI Countryman, Mitsubishi ASX and the Toyota Hilux.

The reigning champion in the marathon competition cars is Spaniard Juan Roma, who in 2014 played for the team at MINI X-Raid. The crew of "Reno" has completed the rally raid 14th of 62 finishers.

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