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Peugeot 208 Type R5 rally car - specs and photos

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Peugeot 208 Type R5 rally car - specs and photos

Matt Hubbard
Speedmonkey
September 30, 2012


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Peugeot have now released full specifications and images of it's 208 Type R5 rally car.

The car is a successor to the superlative 207 Super 2000 and will first be available to customers in the second half of 2013 at a price of €180,000 plus local taxes.

Designed and assembled in the workshops of Peugeot Sport in Vélizy, the 208 Type R5 will begin a test programme from the end of 2012 on asphalt and gravel surfaces. Peugeot aim to make the engine last for 5,000km (3,100 miles).

Initially the car is designed to compete in the Intercontinental Rally Championship, European Rally Championship and in National championships. It could compete in WRC at a later date.

Peugeot took the 208 Type R5 to the Paris motorshow for it's first public showing.

The 208 Type R5's specs are below:

ENGINE
Type - EP6 CDT
Location - Transverse Front
Capacity - 1598 cc
Number of cylinders - 4
Power (bhp) - 280bhp at 6,000rpm
Torque (Nm) - 400 Nm at 2,500rpm
Max engine speed - 7,500rpm
Injection - Magneti Marelli High Pressure Direct
Intake - Single throttle
Number of valves - 16

TRANSMISSION
Mode - Four-wheel drive
Clutch - Dual disc
Gearbox - Five-speed with sequential control
Differential - Two self-locking differentials

CHASSIS
Structure and materials - Shell + Tubular roll-over bar
Front suspension - Pseudo MacPherson
Rear suspension - Pseudo MacPherson

BRAKES / STEERING
Front brakes - Alcon 4 pistons
Diameter - 300 (gravel) 355 (asphalt)
Rear brakes - Alcon 4 pistons
Diameter - 300 (gravel) 355 (asphalt)
Steering - Direct with hydraulic assistance
Wheels - Aluminium monoblock 8"x18'' (asphalt) / 7"x15" (gravel)
Asphalt wheels - 225x40x18
Loose surface/gravel wheels - 215x65x15

DIMENSIONS
Length - 3,962mm
Width - 1,820mm
Wheelbase - 2,560mm
Minimum weight - 1,200 kg (asphalt & gravel)



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