Mar 01, 2013– Paris, France (Techreleased) – Peugeot Sport’s customer competition programme will be marked by a number of new product launches and developments in the course of 2013. Three ‘motorsport’ versions of the 208 are due to go on sale, while the RCZ Racing Cup is proving extremely popular for the second year running.
The 208 T16: the ultimate challenger
Since its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show in September 2012, the 208 T16 – which will also be on display at this year’s Geneva Show – has been undergoing intensive testing. As part of its development programme, it will take part in a number of gravel and asphalt rallies in the second half of the year, and the target is to clock up at least 10,000km in testing ahead of its homologation.
The 208 R2: by popular demand
The 208 R2 has already proved a huge international success as it kicks off the first year of its career. The 208 R2 is emerging as the benchmark in its class, as testified by the result of January’s Rallye Monte-Carlo which saw it celebrate its debut with a one-two finish in the hands of privateer competitors!
208 Racing Cup: a step on the motor racing ladder
The ‘circuit racing’ version of the 208 delivers an exciting blend of enjoyment and low running costs. Its specification is similar to that of the standard car, although it has been stripped of certain comfort-related features and comes with additional safety equipment with a view to its use in motorsport. For even greater driving pleasure, the 208 Racing Cup also packs certain features seen on the 208 R2. It is equipped with road tyres to keep costs to a minimum and will star on the big grids expected at this year’s Rencontres Peugeot Sport meetings.
The RCZ Racing Cup: the feline racer
The RCZ Racing Cup was launched in 2012 and is easy to convert from ‘sprint’ to ‘endurance’ trim thanks to the reversible kit that can also be ordered. Its appearances in one-make series in France and Italy have enabled it to win over the hearts of racers, while the ‘endurance’ version won both the VLN series and the Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2012. The car enjoyed success earlier this year, too, in Australia, at the Bathurst 12 Hour.