The maddest Dakar racers in the world
As Peugeot reveals the 2008 DKR, we look back on some of the wildest Dakar entries
Posted: 15 Apr 2014
This slice of magnificence is the work of Thierry de Montcorgé, who made a bet with friends that he could race a Rolls Royce in the Paris Dakar. We suspect his friends may have guffawed at the suggestion, but Thierry had the last laugh: he actually finished the rally in a coupe version of the very same car that gave James sterling service in India.
It was a little lighter than James' car, mind. The body weighed 80kg (it's a polyester moulding of the original), there's a bespoke spaceframe under the skin, Land Cruiser 4x4 system and a 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8.
Despite being disqualified after repairs took too long to complete, the Roller finished the race.