Peugeot Unveils 208 R2 Rally Car [Photo Gallery]
Until they decide whether to launch the GTi version with 200 horsepower, a rally car for the popular R2 class has been made available for €37,500 (US$49,500) as a kit or in fully built form for €57,500 (US$76,000).
The car is powered by a 1.6-liter race-tuned engine delivering 185 horsepower without any sort of turbo system. The shifting is done via a five-speed manual gearbox with a sequential gearbox.
The 208 now features full roll cage, upgraded brakes, suspension and uses racing wheel developed by Michelin.
“With the 208, Peugeot has given itself the means to create a new motoring icon,” noted Peugeot’s Range Director Laurent Blanchet during the R2 model’s launch. The 208 carries over the spirit of the 205 and the 206, plus the functionality of the 207 in a thoroughly modern package,” added Xavier Peugeot, the brand’s Product Director.
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