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.
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