Peugeot will release details on the rally bred version of their new 208 – named the Type R5 at the upcoming Paris Motor Show. Replacing the 207 Super 2000, the new car is built for tarmac and gravel and is powered by a 1.6 litre 280 bhp engine.
The Type R5 is due to go on sale later this year at a cost of €180,000. The R5 category consists of group A vehicles derived from production models, 25,000 of which must have been produced. Among the R5 category objectives set by the FIA for 2013, is a reduction in costs, including operating expenditure. Technical regulations will therefore mirror those of the S2000 category: four-wheel drive, five-speed sequential gearbox, no central differential and long travel suspension, widened tracks, a spoiler, an increase in wheel arches to fit 18″ wheels and minimum weight set at 1200kg for both gravel and tarmac versions.
Technical sheet of the 208 Type R5
Type: EP6 CDT 1.6 petrol
Power: 280bhp at 6,000rpm
Torque: 400Nm at 2,500rpm
Max engine speed: 7,500rpm
Injection: Magneti Marelli High Pressure Direct
Intake: Single throttle
Number of valves: 16
Mode: Four wheel drive
Clutch: Dual disc
Gearbox: Five-speed with sequential control
Differential: Two self-locking differentials
Minimum weight: 1200kg