Peugeot 308 Racing Cup: The Track Version Rated At 300 Horsepower
|   Saturday, September 19, 2015
The PEUGEOT SPORT engineers have focused full attention on the Peugeot 308 so that all the quintessential know-how and expertise acquired went in to take the form of 308 Gti version, the most radical model of the brand range.

But they were not pleased with the success already achieved, and decided to go further by launching a new challenge: developing a racing version of this model. The transition from street version to the track one has led to the PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup.


Conceived by Peugeot designers, the generously proportioned aerodynamic allure of the PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup is evident symbol of technological innovation proposed by the brand in the motorsport area. The new version will satisfy even those particularly demanding customers, greedy after performance and unusual sensations on board.

Powered by the same 1.6-liter THP, same one hiding under the hood of the 308 GTi, the 308 Racing Cup, develops 308 hp (+ 38CP compared with the 308 GTi). And this is without any significant refinement.

The specialists in engines from Vélizy improved the performance to successfully cope with the increased competition in the field of motorsport.
Also, equipped with the turbo system, or 208T16, the PEUGEOT 308 Racing Cup has already exceeded the performance achieved by 308. Further development will provide the opportunity to achieve even higher, truly revolutionary performance.

The allure, lines and aerodynamic finesse show the DNA of the model from the first moment. Having as a basic model PEUGEOT SPORT's PEUGEOT 308 GTi, recognized for its assertive character, the 308 Racing Cup comes with its own look with muscular distinctive lines.

The arches of the new Peugeot 308 Racing Cup were increased to accommodate the wider rims, giving an unmistakable athletic look. This is undoubtedly indicated by the increased track gauge (1,910 mm - 106 mm) in addition to the PEUGEOT SPORT 308 GTi version.

The front and rear bumper and front splitter are specific to the 308 Racing Cup version, and give an aggressive touch as well as aerodynamic efficiency.
Particularly distinctive are the 18 inch rims, which can be equipped with rain or dry tires (27/65).

The 308 Racing Cup also borrows elements of the suspension from the street version, as well as the pivots and rear axle. In other segments, in order to adapt the car to the track requirements, the engineers of the brand opted for certain specific parts, such as brake discs with 6 pistons. Moreover, the sequential 6-speed gearbox is proposed along with the steering wheel paddles.

The weight of the new Peugeot 308 Racing Cup was among top priorities, being reduced to 1,000 kg - 1050 kg.
The racing Peugeot 308 Cup version will be displayed at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which will take place from 17 to 27 September. Then, after the spotlights in Frankurt, it will be presented to the public for the first time at the Paul Ricard circuit in France in a demonstration set for final Tournament 2015 GT (October 24 to 25).
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