Utilizing a naturally aspirated, 280 hp (208 kW) 2.0-litre four cylinder that is based on a regular 206 GTi mill, this rally version of the 207 meets the regulations for the Super 2000 rally class. By withholding a turbocharger plus the usual assortment of electronic gizmos normally found in a WRC car, Peugeot have managed to reduce maintenance and running costs.
There car is still in the development phase, so expect some changes before final sale.
In other “Pug” related news, Peugeot have announced its all new 207 GT 1.6 Turbo. Interestingly this engine was co developed with BMW and is good to produce 150 hp (112 kW) at 5800 rpm and 180 lb ft (244 Nm) of torque at a lowly 1400 rpm.
This is only the start, next year expect to see even more powerful force fed 207’s in Peugeot’s lineup.