FREE NEWSLETTER

Peugeot shows all-new 2017 208 WRX

30 March 2017

Every aspect of the car has been re-evaluated, but the major changes have taken place underneath the bonnet, with the introduction of a one-piece engine sump. The 208 WRX is now at the maximum permitted width with revised bodywork that incorporates various new aerodynamic elements. Particularly close attention has naturally been paid to the suspension and dampers as well.

 

The fast-approaching 2017 season promises to be competitive and thrilling in equal measure, with Audi and Volkswagen pledging manufacturer backing, joining Peugeot and Ford who are both already officially committed to the championship

“We have worked tirelessly all winter to make sure that the 2017-spec Peugeot 208 WRX is the best yet,” said team principal Kenneth Hansen. “With Sébastien Loeb, Timmy Hansen and Kevin Hansen, we are in the fortunate position of having three of the championship’s best drivers in our team and, as long as we provide them with a car that inspires confidence, we know they are capable of producing extraordinary performances. Nonetheless, it is impossible to predict the World Rallycross pecking order ahead of the first round of the season, because our rivals will certainly not have stood still. The calibre looks set to be higher than ever this year, with four manufacturers now officially represented on the grid. Our approach will be to take each race weekend at a time, with the ultimate objective of fighting for both titles. Barcelona is a track where we have been competitive in the past and one that all of our drivers enjoy, so I’m looking forward to seeing how the action unfolds.”

 

“The team has put in a tremendous effort over the off-season,” said Loeb, “and, following our most recent test at Lydden Hill, I feel confident that the car has taken a step forward in practically every area, from the engine and chassis to the gearing and damping. Essentially, it is a more competitive proposition all-round, and it should be more adaptable and quicker than before on lower-grip circuits. Barcelona won’t unduly challenge us in that respect, but it will nonetheless be a fascinating weekend as it will mark our first direct comparison with our rivals, all of whom have similarly stepped it up a notch over the winter months.”

Partners

CRP Group
Base Performance bps_logo_full_on_light_cmyk
ATL-UK-LOGO-FL-CL-01(1)
DTAfast logo
FERODO Racing Black background jpeg

Latest issue

FREE Newsletter

Stay up to date and a chance to win 1 Years Subscription*

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Latest Tweets

Stay up to date with our social world

RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
16 Feb
Biometric gloves coming to Formula 1 https://t.co/vMOftRd3N5
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
16 Feb
McLaren fires up MCL33 for the first time https://t.co/TbsjydAVB6
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
16 Feb
Williams reveals the FW41 https://t.co/Dg7oRqClW0
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 Feb
Haas reveals first 2018 F1 car images https://t.co/hJDCRm4WFt
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 Feb
Gibson Technology signs LMP1 engine contract with Rebellion Racing and ORECA https://t.co/wtuvAVjuwN
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
14 Feb
Is your loved one crazy about #Motorsport ? Then why not give them the perfect #valentinesDay gift… https://t.co/Ok3V0xKfQv
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
13 Feb
Lydden Hill to host Global Rallycross finale https://t.co/BziSXeUR91
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
12 Feb
Hyundai’s upgrades target R5 frontrunners https://t.co/Xy94ZFCQzi