Peugeot Teases 208 Type R5 Rally Car
The R5 will be a successor for the 207 Super 2000. One major difference between the two is that Peugeot Racing has replace the 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine with a 1.6-liter turbo that will make 280 horsepower.
The shell of the 208 has, in fact, benefited from a weight reduction of approximately 40 kilos compared with its predecessor the 207, without forgetting the minimum weight set at 1200kg. The R5 will be sold with a luminium monoblock 8''x18'' wheels for asphalt and / 7"x15" for gravel.
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