FREE NEWSLETTER

Peugeot reveals upgraded 308TCR

3 January 2018

Peugeot has revealed its new 308TCR, which is ready to compete in the inaugural season of the World Touring Car Cup.

The model is distinct from the 308 Racing Cup, which the French manufacturer had previously made to TCR rules and competed in various regional series last year. Peugeot describes the new 308TCR as a ‘significant evolution’ of the 308 Racing Cup, but with a different philosophy targeting ‘absolute performance’.

The car’s engine has been proven to withstand significant amounts of power per litre. It has undergone extensive work to the induction, the exhaust and turbocharging, meaning the 4-cylinder block puts out 350 horsepower  and 310 lb-ft of torque from 3000 rpm, yet maintaining the potential to cover 5000 kilometres, or nearly double the amount needed for the entire WTCR season.

Delivering the power to the wheels is a bespoke 6 speed sequential gearbox, which is strengthened compared to the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup, and controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddles. To improve handling, the track has been significantly widened, while a specific suspension layout, ball joint suspension all-round and adjustable anti-roll bars give the car strong turn-in and a compliant rear end.

Partners

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
20 Sep
x14 #WorldMotorsportSymposium's later, it's amazing to look at the past winners of the #Racecar #Aerodynamicist,… https://t.co/TiWPYrlw4r
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
20 Sep
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
20 Sep
Interesting talk about #active suspension by @Tenneco @AutoSens_Brussels for #AutonomousVehicles. F1 1993?
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
20 Sep
Dr Graham Lee #wmgwarwick giving talk on ROS Interfaced Autonomous Control System in the Loop @AutoSens_#Brussels #autonomousvehicles
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
20 Sep
At AutoSens conference in Brussels learning all about next-generation technology behind autonomous vehicles #AutonomousVehicles #motorsport
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
19 Sep
Calling motorsport engineering students! Chairmen Ulrich Baretzky of Audi Sport Engine Dev & F1 aerodynamicist… https://t.co/8FVzujud0N
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
19 Sep
#GillesSimon, #FIA Technical Director, talking about 'The evolution of motorsport regulations' is not to be missed… https://t.co/IHMyqhREoa
RACE TECH magazine @RaceTechmag
19 Sep
Take advantage of six FREE issues when you subscribe this September. Offer available for a limited time only!… https://t.co/yyWOQGRyu9