Few leaked photos made Peugeot unveil its 308 R Concept ahead of the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). As we said yesterday, the new concept car is powered by the same 4-cylinder 1.6-liter engine found on the RCZ R and capable to pump out 270 bhp and 330 Nm of torque from 1900 to 5500 rpm. Power is sent to the front wheels via the six-speed manual transmission and Torsen differential.
Due to these numbers, Peugeot installed a high performance braking system featuring Alcon discs (380 mm in diameter and 32 mm thick on the front and 330 mm and 2 mm at the rear). The braking system is hidden behind the 19-inch bespoke wheels wrapped in 235/35 R19 tyres.
In terms of design, we find a new carbon fiber bodykit featuring a restyled front bumper with large air intakes, a front bonnet with two air vents, side skirts, exterior mirrors shaped in carbon fiber as well, a new rear roof spoiler and a rear bumper with integrated air diffuser and two tailpipes.
The Full LED headlamps, taken from the new 308, characterise a feline appearance and are positioned within the lower front panel via its 3D ‘teeth’. Moreover, the 308 R Concept features an oblique cut line is inspired by the Onyx Supercar Concept.
Unfortunately, Peugeot didn’t release any photos with the interior which means that we will have to wait the official debut from the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show.