Peugeot Sport reveals new 208 Rally 4
Peugeot Sport has unveiled their latest rally car – the all-new 208 Rally 4 – which will replace the previous generation 208 R2 after one and a half year of development. The car is designed for the new “Rally 4” category, recently renamed by FIA.
Under the bonnet, there is a heavily tuned version of the 1.2 PureTech three-cylinder engine with a larger turbocharger and a new engine management system from Magnetti Marelli. As a result, the engine produces 208 hp / 153 kW of power and 290 Nm of torque (that is an additional 78 PS and 60 Nm over the most powerful version of the equivalent road-going model), offering plenty of performance for a B-Segment vehicle.
Power is transmitted to the front wheels through a SADEV gearbox with the help of a limited-slip differential. Other changes to the CMP platform include the racing-spec suspension and the more powerful brakes.
Visually, the 208 Rally 4 is distinguished by the racing livery combining white, grey, black and red graphics, the roof scoop, the larger rear spoiler and the 17″ Speedline wheels for tarmac (also available with 15″ rims shod in gravel tires). As we can see, the rally car is fitted with the base-spec headlights and does not come with the signature daytime running lights or the fog lights of its road-legal brother.
The Peugeot 208 Rally 4 will be available to customers for order in January 2020, while the first deliveries will take place in the second quarter of 2020. According to Peugeot, the price will start from €66.000 ( 107,322 aud) excluding tax.
The car will make its racing debut at the Madrid Rally (Spain) on November 22-23 in the hands of drivers Efren Llarena and Sara Fernandez. It will also be in action in France during the same weekend for the final of the FFSA French asphalt rally championship: the Rallye du Var from 22 to 24 November.