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Peugeot 208 R2: Re-Generation Sports

With the desire to reinvent the codes that have built the success of stars 205, 206, 207, Peugeot has not hesitated to upset certain principles, has "re-generate" to create: The Peugeot 208 declined in three versions. competition for, 208 "by" Peugeot Sport will accompany the commercial launch. Premiere of the saga, 208 R2, open the Tour de Corse Stephane Sarrazin with the duo - Benjamin Veillas on May 10.

Three sports declinations 208

Announcement in late 2011, the development of Peugeot 208 version competition intensifies and precise. The first of the lineage, R2, is now ready to display the occasion of the Tour de Corse from 10 to 12 May strengths. Two other versions of the 208 will be launched by the end of the year 2012 with the system version very close to the R2, intended for accession to motor sport including the Rencontres Peugeot Sport. Then, the expected 208 very replying to the regulation "R5", destined to succeed to the 207 Super 2000 in the national and international rally championships, will unveil to September.

"Recreate an icon"

"With the 208, Peugeot has the means to recreate an icon" confided Laurent Blanchet, head of the Peugeot product range at launch. "The spirit of the 205 and 206, the functionality of the 207, all in a 208 modernity." Was moving from Xavier Peugeot, Peugeot Product Manager. Thus, through, among other things, the decoration of the R2, style Peugeot wants to greet the launch of the 208 sports him blowing strong emotional values ​​through a mythical shoe while displaying resolutely modern lines.

In this configuration, the 208 R2 open the legendary Tour de Corse drive "0" of May 10 to 12 under the fourth round of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

Source: Peugeot

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