Peugeot might pull a surprise on all of us and develop a production version of the newly introduced 308 R Concept.
The announcement hasn’t been made officially by the French based automaker but it was hinted by Maxime Picat, the company’s general director, who said that a 308 made to similar specifications to the 308 R Concept is very likely.
“We will create specific high-line versions of our cars. There is room for a 308 R that uses the same engine as the concept car at Frankfurt”, as Maxime Picat told Top Gear.
The Peugeot 308 in question will probably receive the same engine as the one found under the hood of the 308 R Concept, which is borrowed from the RCZ and it’s a 1.6 liter with 270 HP and 330 Nm of torque (243 lb-ft). The unit is sending power to the front-wheel drive, in the 308 R Concept, through a 6-speed manual transmission. The concept car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 6 seconds and it can reach an electronic limited top speed of 250 km/h (155 mph). More details on the subject remain unknown for the moment.
by Cristian Gnaticov
) - Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 - filed under News
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