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Peugeot debuts new 208 R2 rally car

by Jonathon Ramsey (RSS feed) on May 6th, 2012 at 12:04PM

The FIA's R2 rally class offers factorry-tuned racers at privateer costs. Peugeot has unleashed its 208 R2 in asphalt and gravel versions, powered by a 1.6-liter engine with 185 horsepower and 140 pound-feet running through a five-speed sequential gearbox. Improvements over the 207 R2 include a bodyshell that's 40 kilos lighter; a new gearbox with reduced weight, quicker shifts and the shifter mounted on the steering column; better gas mileage; a revised Öhlins suspension with three-way adjustable dampers; and more shared parts to enable faster changes between tarmac and gravel... Read More

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