A new report indicates the French marque is preparing a hot 308 R developed by Peugeot Sport for a 2015 release.

A new report indicates the French marque is preparing a hot 308 R developed by Peugeot Sport for a 2015 release.

A decision in this order was allegedly taken based on the sales success of the 208 GTi and RCZ R models and Peugeot already expressed its intentions of a range-topping 308 with the R concept showcased at last year's Frankfurt Motor Show. That one had the RCZ R's engine, an uprated 1.6-liter 4-cylinder THP delivering 270 bhp (201 kW) and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of torque.

The same report indicates Peugeot is working on a road-going version of the 2008 DKR as well as on a specially modified 208 T16 Pikes Peak. The latter will try to take down the all-time Nürburgring lap record which was established in 1983 when Stefan Bellof completed the lap in 6 minutes and 11.13 seconds behind the wheel of a Porsche 956 Group C.

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Peugeot 308 R due in 2015, road-legal 2008 DKR and special 208 T16 planned - report