A more powerful Peugeot 308 could be unveiled at the Paris motor show
This version of the family hatchback has had a mild performance makeover
This Peugeot could adopt the 197bhp petrol engine found in the 208 GTI
Expect this warm Peugeot 308 to go on sale in 2015
Currently, the most powerful Peugeot 308 has a 154bhp 1.6-litre engine
This test car looks almost ready for production
Twin exhaust tips denote a more sporting intent than standard Peugeot 308s
The sporting character of the new variant is evident thanks to the addition of twin exhausts, a lower ride height compared to standard Peugeot 308s, and different alloys wheels and tyres.
This front-wheel-drive model will likely sit above the existing 154bhp 1.6 THP in the 308's range. It isn't clear which engine powers it, although it possibly uses the 197bhp derivative of the 1.6 THP unit installed in the 208 GTI.
The car caught by our spy photographers might not be the most extreme 308 we'll see in the future; Peugeot is believed to be considering an even hotter production version of the 308 R that would be fettled by the company’s motorsport division.