Peugeot Unveils The 208GTi Sport
Designed in Vélizy, the 208 GTi Peugeot Sport displays its strengths on the eve of the 2013 VLN championship. One goal : the 24H Nürburgring 2013 in may, with the 8 european drivers recruited online through the 208 GTi Racing Experience project.
Technical features of the Peugeot Sport 208 GTi
The 208 GTi Peugeot Sport will be the fourth race edition of the 208. It has benefited from the development of its three elders (T16, R2 and Racing Cup) and was thus able to be designed in a very short amount of time. Studies began in December 2012. The preparation of the first shell began in January for an early assembly in February and a first drive at the end of the same month. It benefits from the collection of mechanical components developed and tested for 208 T16, 208 R2, 208 Racing Cup and also for RCZ Racing Cup, the latter of which is a benchmark in the SP2T category in Germany with wins in the VLN, 24 Hours Nürbürgring 2012 and the Bathurst 12 hours this year.
Of course, the 208 GTi Peugeot Sport also benefits from the strengths of the standard 208 GTi model. Like the GTi, it has a 1600 turbo petrol engine tuned from 200 to 300 bhp. This engine is accompanied by a 6-speed gearbox operated by paddle shifters. It is equipped with a reinforced braking system, 18'' wheels, a 100 litre petrol tank and aerodynamics designed to take advantage from the race regulations to the limits. The overall weight of the car is of 990 kg.
The Nürburgring 24-hour race runs from 17th-20th May 2013.