Peugeot 208 TYPE R5 teased ahead of Paris debut


The Peugeot 208 TYPE R5, which is a successor for the 207 Super 2000, will make its Paris debut on September 29.

The French carmaker revealed that "After the 208 R2, Peugeot Sport is opening a new chapter in the sports variants of the 208, and not least with the 208 Type R5. A true 'competition wildcat', it will replace the 207 Super 2000, benchmark of the S2000 category as much for its technical performance as for its sporting and commercial performance".

The rally car measures 3,962 mm long, 1,820 mm wide and a wheelbase of 2,560 mm. In addition, it is 40 kg lighter than its predecessor.

"The regulations impose, among other things, a maximum price for certain parts and technical limitations such as a minimum weight of components of the chassis and engine. We are aiming for performance which is slightly higher than Super 2000," said project leader, Bertrand Vallat.

Under the bonnet, power comes from a 1.6-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine with 280 bhp at 6,000 rpm and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft available at 2,500 rpm. It is mated to the 4-wheel drive system via the 5-speed sequential transmission and two self-locking differentials.

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