After its recent unveiling during the 2013 IAA Frankfurt Motor show and its good vibes from the media and public, Peugeot Managing Director reportedly said the company is readying a production version of the concept.

Peugeot Managing Director Maxime Picat said: “There is room for a 308 R that uses the same engine as the concept car at Frankfurt.” As a refresher, the 308 R concept had a 1.6-liter THP engine that produced 270 bhp (201 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque. It was connected to a six-speed manual transmission, which sent power to the front wheels via a Torsen differential.

Speaking to Top Gear UK, Picat also said “We will create specific high-line versions of our cars. For example the 208 GTi and RCZ R. I gave permission to the Peugeot Sport team to create cars for customers. Clearly the RCZ R and the potential 308 R will be developed by Peugeot sport to use sport technologies.”

The 308 R concept has forged pistons and a Torsen differential, four-pot brakes on aluminium hubs but also a wider, all-carbon fiber skin mounted to the regular 308’s inner body – only the roof and tailgate is the same as a standard car. We do expect the production ready 308 R to have a wider track and wings, as does the 208 GTI versus a normal 208 – but clearly the carbon fiber skin will not make it onto the standard model.

Via Top Gear UK


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