Peugeot have told us that the new Peugeot 308 R Concept will be showcased next month at the Frankfurt Motor Show and what a car it looks to be.
The 308 R will share the 1.6-litre turbo engine as the RCZ R which develops 270bhp that’s 170bhp/litre – amazing performance.
The Peugeot as you can see looks ultra-sporty, its 26mm lower than the standard version and has bespoke 19″ alloy wheels that if you look closely you will see one spoke bears a R highlighted in red.
The 308 R Concept can count on a braking system equal to the engine performance achieved. The Alcon discs are of huge dimensions: 380mm in diameter and 32mm thick at the front, 330mm and 22mm at the rear. Fitted on an aluminium hub, they are equipped with four-piston calipers and this remarkable braking power passes to the ground through 235/35 R19 tyres.
For us, it was clear that the 308 R Concept retained the identifiable features of the new PEUGEOT 308. They share elegance and sophistication. The 308 R Concept is a production car pushed to the extreme.
The special bodywork components that distinguish the 308 R Concept from the new Peugeot 308 is not separate but fully integrated. Made of carbonfibre, the doors, front wings, the body sides and sills, bonnet and bumpers are secured to the metal structure which retains only the roof and tailgate of the original.
The concept design looks brilliant and on paper should certainly shift, bring it on.