Peugeot has a great story in the international motorcycle sport, especially when racing from the road. From the mythical 205 Turbo 16 that emerged in the 1980s in Group B, the 2008 DKR, which won three of the last four Dakar releases, the French brand has shown that it is very well understood how cars are preparing for field races.
Perhaps because of that, despite the fact that it is plans to return to WRC, the web has begun to circulate images of the next-generation Peugeot 208 ready for track.
In this case, the design sketch corresponds to Lukasz Myszynski. The original 208 modified bumper, wheel arches, engine cover, rear diffuser (double exhaust), roof and rubber, among other details. He also added anti-roll cage and inferior rear spoiler.
It will be necessary to see if the lava mark is encouraged to return to the WRC with this model. For now, Peugeot Sport will develop, according to rumors circulating in Europe, the future of street sports GTi version for the new 208.
The new Peugeot 208, near Argentina
The new generation was officially presented last month at the Geneva Motor Show, Switzerland his final version for Argentina was not known and markets in the region. LV's brand is not yet ready for launch.
While Europe already has a confirmed date of launch, the future 208 Mercosur is still in development, Proof of these are the images that came to TN Autos. They are watching two units leaving the El Palomar factory with a camouflaged body.
Units wear this "mask" black and white because, although it is already known to be the exterior of the Old Continent, 208 regional may include certain changes adjust to the taste of local consumers.
Although Peugeot has not made a statement about it, the fact is that photographed specimens will be used to assess the new generation's behavior on the streets and routes of Argentina. These tests will result in possible mechanical and structural adjustments.
Missing official confirmation, but it's a public secret the new generation 208 will be produced at a factory in Buenos Airesthat production was stopped in March by stockholding and that normal business continued for this time.