Peugeot-208-Type-R5-651Peugeot 208 Type R5 is a true "competition wildcat". It will make its world debut in Paris later this month, which means that we have to be satisfied with the teaser image that has just leaked.

In fact the 208 Type R5 is set to compete in its first rallies and then go on sale in the second half of the next year. The new Peugeot will benefit from all the expertise and experience of Peugeot Sport.

It has been announced already that the sportscar will be equipped with four-wheel drive, five-speed sequential gearbox, no central differential and long travel suspension. In addition it comes with widened tracks, a spoiler, and increased wheel arches of 18 inch. The weight of the car is 1200 kg for the gravel (loose-surface), the asphalt (tarmac) and for the WRC versions.

The engine here is the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated unit. Moreover, the 208 Type R5 adopts the EP6 CDT as standard. The engine develops exactly 280 hp (205 kW) at 6000 rpm and 400 Nm (294 lb-ft) at 2,500 rpm

The price for the ‘R5s' begins at €180 000. A 208 Type R5 video and photos will be officially revealed on 27th September 2012.

208 Peugeot Type R5 Technical Specifications:

Type EP6 CDT
Location Transverse Front
Capacity 1598 cc
Number of cylinders 4
Power (bhp.DIN) 280 hp at 6,000rpm
Torque (Nm) 400 Nm 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
Structure and materials Shell + Tubular roll-over bar
Front suspension Pseudo MacPherson
Rear suspension Pseudo MacPherson
Front brakes Alcon 4 pistons
Diameter 300 (gravel) 355 (asphalt)
Rear brakes Alcon 4 pistons
Diameter 300 (gravel) 355 (asphalt)
Steering Direct with hydraulic assistance
Wheels Aluminium monoblock 8"x18'' (asphalt) / 7"x15" (gravel)
Asphalt wheels 225x40x18
Loose surface/gravel wheels 215x65x15
Length 3,962mm
Width 1,820mm
Wheelbase 2,560mm
Minimum weight 1,200 kg (asphalt & gravel)

Source: Peugeot