Peugeot 208 R2 rally car introduced

Peugeot has unveiled the 208 R2 rally car, ahead of its debut at the Tour de Corse on May 10th.

Just one of several racing variants that will be introduced this year, the R2 is described as an "ideal choice for those who want to get their first taste of rallying or simply enjoy their passion."

While it closely resembles the production model, the rally car is outfitted with a sport-tuned suspension, adjustable Öhlins dampers and a rally-specific hydraulic steering system. There's also Alcon brakes, a roll cage and Sparco racing seats.

Motivation is provided by a naturally-aspirated 1.6-liter engine that produces 185 hp (138 kW / 188 PS) and 190 Nm (140 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a five-speed sequential transmission which sends power to the ground via a limited slip differential.

The asphalt and gravel versions of the R2 will be available in kit form for €37,500. Fully-built models, on the other hand, will be priced from €57,500.

Check out the press release for additional information

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Automaker Peugeot
Article type Motorsport
Tags 208 r2, 208 r2 rally car, peugeot, peugeot 208, peugeot 208 r2, peugeot 208 r2 rally car, peugeot 208 rally car