The Peugeot 308 Cup is an affordable way into motorsport image

The French automaker is of course one of the automotive industry’s iconic racing machine builder – and Peugeot Sport has collected virtually everything from Dakar to Le Mans in almost every discipline.

While Group B rally craziness is out of the question no matter the brand you choose, Peugeot can still hook you up to your own racer. Just go to your dealership and order a 308 Cup – you can use it as a personal track toy or compete against others across the world in numerous racing events – TCR series, VLN at the Nordschleife, and endurance races, just to name a few. Under the quick release pins is the engine from the 308 GTI, but with the turbo from the 208 T16 Pikes Peak record holder – the 1.6-liter engine delivers 304 horsepower (227 kilowatts), inside a car that tips the scales at 2,425 pounds (1,100 kilograms).

If you’re interested you can have it for around 64,000 pounds – and comes complete with racing sequential gearbox, complete with paddles and LED shift lights, but no team of engineers and pit crew. The Cup version has all the bells and whistles of a racer inside – roll cage, body huggin’ seat and no creature comforts whatsoever. Also, things will be lively inside, as there’s no ABS and no electronic safety assistance systems.