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During this year Frankfurt Motor Show, Peugeot will attract its fans to its stand with a specal car, already revealed today. The all new Peugeot 308 Racing Sport will replace the old RCZ racing Sport, as the RCZ will be discontinued due to its poor sales. 
 
Based upon the Peugeot 308 GTi, the new car has wifer wheels that include arches have been widened. This leads to a larger overall width which has been extended to 1,910mm – 106mm more than the 308 GTi. The spoiler that will adorn the rear of the car takes its inspiration directly from the WTCC regulations.
 
The front and rear bumpers and front splitter are specific to the 308 Racing Cup and enhance its aerodynamic efficiency. Similarly distinctive are its 18-inch wheel rims which can be fitted with either slick or wet-weather tyres.
 
The 1.6-litre THP engine is derived directly from the powerplant which drives the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport. The brand’s engine specialists at Vélizy have further honed its performance to head off an increasingly high level of competition in the motorsport arena. In this way and by incorporating the turbo used for the 208T16, the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup has already surpassed the 308-horsepower mark.
 
The weight of the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup was also a priority in its design and will be restricted to between 1,000kg and 1,050kg.
 
The 308 Racing Cup similarly borrows elements of the suspension from its road-going counterpart, such as the pivots and rear beam. In other areas, in order to adapt the car for the racetrack, the brand’s engineers have opted for a number of specific parts, such as six-piston brake-callipers. Meanwhile, the six-speed sequential gearbox benefits from steering wheel-mounted paddle-shifters.


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