Jan 03

WTCR-bound Peugeot 308TCR unleashed

A significant evolution of the 308 Racing Cup

WTCR-bound Peugeot 308TCR unleashedPeugeot Sport has unleashed the 308TCR – on sale from today and earmarked for the all-new FIA World Touring Car Cup (WTCR).

A significant evolution of the 308 Racing Cup and derived from the road-going 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport, the French make has targeted “absolute performance” for its customer teams.

Engine: induction, exhaust and turbocharging overhauled allowing the 4-cylinder block to develop 350hp and 420Nm of torque from 3000rpm. Engine designed to cover 5000 kilometres – nearly the double the amount needed for an entire WTCR season.

Transmission: strengthened and specifically-designed 6-speed sequential gearbox controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddles.

Handling: significant widening of the track and a specific suspension layout, as well as adjustable anti-roll bars at the front and rear, not to mention ball-joint suspension all-round, the Peugeot 308TCR benefits from strong turn-in and a perfectly compliant rear.

The complete article here on fiawtcc.com

source:  fiawtcc.com