Irate 308: new Peugeot 308TCR racer is here

Published: 04 January 2018

► Peugeot 308TCR
► New customer racer is here
► Ready to take on touring car seasons

Peugeot’s 308 hatch just got racier. This is the new Peugeot 308TCR, a new stripped-out racing version borne out of the 308 Racing Cup.

The 308TCR is much like VW’s Golf TCR; a track-ready performance machine available to order for touring car teams around the world. Peugeot says that the new 308TCR can take part in international touring car competitions including the VLN in Germany, CER in Spain, CITE in Italy and even endurance seasons.

Peugeot 308TCR rear quarter

Performance-wise, the 308TCR’s race-tuned 2.0-litre turbo develops 345bhp and 310lb ft sent through a six-speed sequential ‘box. Beefy ventilated brakes with six-piston calipers are standard, too. Peugeot hasn’t forgotten about durability, either – the turbo’d engine is expected to last around 5000 kilometres.

Bruno Famin, Peugeot Sport’s director, says ‘we’ve used our experience and expertise to come up with a car that is competitive, reliable and always increasingly enjoyable to drive.’

‘The rapid development of championships based on TCR regulations inspired us to go further in looking for performance to accompany the ambitions of our customers, all the way up to the very top level.’

Peugeot 308TCR front cornering

How much is it? Well, a fully assembled one is available to order now for €109,000 on the continent before taxes. ‘Some safe technical choices and have allowed us to provide a very competitive cost per kilometre of 4.5€, not including consumables,’ according to Peugeot Citroen Racing Shop director, Mayeul Tyl.

Watch the 308TCR in action below:

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By Jake Groves

CAR's deputy news editor, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches