Frankfurt 2013: Peugeot 308 R Concept

It’s hardly radical, but it is sweet

By Shahzad Sheikh

Peugeot 308 R

According to Peugeot this 308 R concept ‘radicalises the boldness of the new 308 while expressing extreme sensation’ – don’t you just love press speak?

Anyway, we’re a bit befuddled by the extensive niche-filling range of Pugs, many of which are actually available here, but which no one seems to know about.

So this supposedly is a hot version of a 308 hatchback. And it would have an Opel Astra OPC-chasing 270bhp 1.6-litre four-pot engine, going through the front wheels through a six-speed manual and a Torsen differential.

If they put this into production, why might just head down to the showroom and ask for a test drive.

 

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