Monday, 17 December 2012

Rally - New 208 R5

Peugeot’s new 208 Type R5 broke cover over the weekend in southern France when Bryan Bouffier took the wheel on the car’s first proper gravel shakedown.


After the 4 day series of test runs Bryan commented: “The car felt good out of the box. I was happy with its overall balance and I was comfortable behind the wheel. It seems to be a strong basic car and I particularly liked the turbocharged engine which delivers plenty of torque. That makes it easy to use, and that’s a big asset on loose surfaces.”



The 1600cc turbo engine develops 280 bhp at 6000 rpm, although the rev limit is set 7500 rpm, and develops 400 Nm of torque.



The four wheel drive system is managed by a 5 speed ‘box with dual disc clutch and has two self locking differentials.

 

And the price? Speak nicely to Santa.

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