Peugeot Sport have opened the order books for the new Peugeot 308 TCR, with the car being earmarked for participation in the new FIA WTCR World Touring Car Cup.
The car has been described as a significant evolution of the 308 Racing Cup, which previously made its TCR début at spa-Francorchamps in 2016.
The car will be priced at €109,000 excluding tax and is available with a number of options. The estimated running cost of the car per kilometre is €4.50. Fully assembled cars will be delivered to customers from April onwards.
“The Peugeot 308 Racing Cup was already eligible for the TCR,” explained Peugeot Sport Director Bruno Famin. “The rapid development of championships based on TCR regulations inspired us to go further in looking for performance to accompany the ambitions of our customers, all the way up to the very top level – which from 2018 will be represented by the FIA World Touring Car Cup.
“So, the arrival of the new Peugeot 308TCR comes at just the right time, illustrating the deep engagement that Peugeot Sport enjoys with its customers.
“In order to meet their justified demands, we’ve used our experience and expertise to come up with a car that is competitive, reliable and always increasingly enjoyable to drive.”
Peugeot 308 TCR technical specifications
Type Straight-four engine with turbocharger and intercooling, transversally mounted in front of the front axle
Cubic capacity: 1,598 cc
Output: 256 kW (350 hp) at 6,000 rpm
Torque: 420 Nm at 3,000 rpm
Bore / Stroke: 77mm / 85,8 mm
ECU: Magnetti Marelli SRG340
Transmission: Front wheel drive
Gearbox: Six-speed sequential racing gearbox
Differential: Mechanical, preload adjustable
Front axle: McPherson struts; height, track and camber can be adjusted; anti roll bar can be adjusted
Rear axle: Twist beam axle, height, track and camber can be adjusted; anti-roll bar can be adjusted
Steering: Electrical rack-and-pinion steering with modified software and hardware
Front braking system: disc brakes with all-around inside ventilation (Ø 378×34 mm)
Rear braking system: disc-brakes (Ø 270×12 mm)
Brakes: Aluminium brake callipers (6 pistons at front; 2 pistons at rear)
Wheels / Tyres: MICHELIN 10 x 18 inch / 27-65×18
The 308 TCR can be seen in public at the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland between the 8 and 18 March.