At next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, we’ll get to see not only the new generation of the Peugeot 308 but also a more potent R Concept which borrows the engine from the RCZ R. Its heart and soul is a 1.6-liter THP delivering 270 bhp and 243 lb-ft delivered to the front wheels with help from a six-speed manual transmission and a Torsen differential. Despite the impressive output, the concept remains pretty frugal as it will return 37.3 mpg US (44.8 mpg UK or 6.3 liters / 100 km), while CO2 emissions stand at 145 g/km.
Compared to the regular model, the 308 R concept has 26mm reduced ride height and rides on 19-inch rims wrapped around in 235/35 R19 rubbers. To stop efficiently, Peugeot has installed an Alcon braking system with 380mm front and 330mm discs coupled to four-piston calipers.
In terms of design, the concept wears a massive body kit which includes a spoiler mounted on the roof, enlarged front and rear bumpers, beefy side skirts and a dual exhaust setup.