Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications

Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications


Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications
Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications

For the individuals who think the Peugeot 308 GTi doesn't exactly cut it, the organization has another more engaged option in its extent – the track-just 308 Racing Cup.

A successor to the RCZ Racing Cup, which has served as Peugeot Sport's client motorsport offering for a long time, the 308 is a speedier and louder update, and we've been allowed elite access.

"We begin with the standard 308 GTi motor," says Laurent Guyot, the man responsible for Peugeot Sport's client dashing projects, "then we fit a monstrous turbo."


2016 interior Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications
2016 interior Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications

The motor internals are unaltered to decrease costs, yet the 1.6-liter is still useful for 304bhp and 400Nm of torque – up almost 50bhp and 100Nm on the RCZ Racing Cup. The transmission is an improvement of the six-speed Sadev consecutive in the RCZ, with controlling wheel paddles. A restricted slip diff oversees torque between the front wheels.

Somewhere else, all the standard motorsport updates are available, including AP Racing brakes and completely flexible suspension, a weld-in move confine, more extensive tracks with swollen wheelarches and smooth Michelin tires. The noticeable front splitter and extending back wing produce as much as 160kg of downforce, while the level underfloor diminishes drag. Complete dry weight is 1,100kg.


2016  Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications
2016  Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications

Those adjustments have given the 308 Racing Cup uncommon cornering capacity. On a warm circuit with sticky smooth tires, there is masses of grasp, in addition to solid footing, even far from amazingly tight first-equip corners.

Keeping in mind there's no ABS, the brakes have huge chomp, and never bolt up regardless of how hard you stamp on the pedal. As it's a dashing successive gearbox, you just need to utilize the grasp when pulling without end or going to a rest, so you can left-foot brake for even better control over the auto.


2016 performance Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications
2016 performance Peugeot 308 Racing Cup audit and spesifications
The 308 Racing Cup is a remarkably competent – if physical – visiting auto, and separating its full execution requires colossal ability. It's sufficiently available, however, that your normal specialist racer will have the same amount of fun. And in addition running in a solitary make arrangement from 2017 onwards, the 308 Racing Cup will be qualified for different worldwide motorsport arrangement, including the global TCR visiting auto class, the 24H Series and the Nürburgring-based VLN title.

Peugeot Sport wants to offer up to 60 in the main year at 74,900 euros each (before expense), which compares to around £63,900.


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