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Peugeot 308 R Concept Revealed (Photos)

Peugeot builds a hot hatch rival to the Golf GTI and Focus ST, but can’t decide what color it should be… 

This is the Peugeot 308 R hot hatch concept. It has a 1.6liter turbocharged engine producing 270hp and 243lb ft of torque, many vents to feed said engine, a specially tuned chassis, and most of its body is red but some is black as well, which is a bit weird. Maybe the Peugeot people had an argument over whether the 308 R should be red or black then decided to settle on both options. 

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Much of the technology that’s gone into producing this hot Pug has been pinched from the gorgeous RCZ R so the front track has been widened by 30mm and a proper limited slip differential has been fitted as well. Peugeot won’t say how fast the 308 R is but the RCZ with added ‘R’ hits 62mph in 5.9 seconds and this speedy 308 should sit in the same territory. 

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We’re not entirely sure about the Need For Speed spec color scheme, but the overall shape looks handsome enough and the mechanical hardware seems promising. Peugeot insist on calling the 308 R a ‘concept’, but the only details here that aren’t production ready are essentially the silly paint and perhaps the chunky-but rear bumper. We’ll have more details once they become available, stay tuned!

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By Aiden Taylor (@AidenT_RD)

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