Peugeot introduces new Sports line up
| Lyna Mohamad |
PEUGEOT Sport’s customer competition programme will be marked by a number of new product launches and developments in the course of 2013, announced the car maker through a press release from its local dealer, TCY Motors Sdn BHd. 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, which are the 208 T16 : the Ultimate Challenger, 208 R2: by Popular Demand, 208 Racing Cup: A step on the motor racing ladder and the RCZ Racing Cup : the Feline Racer.
Since its unveiling at the Paris Motor Show last September, the 208 T16, which will also be on display at this year’s Geneva Show, has been undergoing intensive testing, complies with the FIA’s R5 technical regulations and from 2014, will enable privateers and subsidiary teams to challenge for victory at national level and in international competitions.
It will take part in a number of gravel and asphalt rallies in the second half of the year, as part of its development programme, and the target is to clock up at least 10,000km in testing ahead of its homologation. The 208 R2 has already proved a huge international success as it kicks off the first year of its career and is emerging as the benchmark in its class, as testified by the result of January’s Rallye Monte-Carlo that saw it celebrate its debut with a one-two finish in the hands of privateer competitors!
The ‘circuit racing’ version of the 208 Racing Cup delivers an exciting blend of enjoyment and low running costs with 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, It also packs certain features seen on the 208 R2 for even greater driving pleasure and 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.