“We’ve fought hard, on so many roads, so many circuits, and in so many disciplines. We’ve targeted every title. We’ve become champions. So why put ourselves on the line again? Why risk everything again? Because challenge is what we’re all about. We are Team PEUGEOT Total. We are #BornReady.”
Following its recent successes in the Dakar Rally, Team PEUGEOT Total is challenging itself to lead the field in a new adventure: the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX), which places the PEUGEOT brand in a young discipline as spectacular as it is competitive.
Humble but determined, the whole PEUGEOT SPORT team, led by its talented drivers, Sébastien Loeb and Timmy and Kevin Hansen, at the wheel of an all-new racing machine – the PEUGEOT 208 WRX – is throwing itself into this challenge with passion and ambition.
PEUGEOT 208 WRX, HERE AND READY TO RACE
Type: Turbo petrol
Engine capacity: 2 litres
Number of cylinders: 4
Number of intake valves: 16
Power: 560 hp at 6,000 rpm
Torque: 850 Nm at 4,500 rpm
Mode: 4-wheel drive
Clutch: Carbon multi-plate
Gearbox: 6-speed manual sequential control
Structure: Adapted standard PEUGEOT 208 shell + roll bar
Length: 3,965 mm
Width: 1,850 mm
Height: 1,380 mm
Max speed: 210 km/h (on WRX circuit)
0 to 100 km/h in 2 seconds
PEUGEOT SPORT’s engineers worked tirelessly to develop a new racing car, the PEUGEOT 208 WRX, based on the standard model and commercial success, the PEUGEOT 208. With its four-wheel drive, 560 hp, 1,300 kg and 850 Nm of torque, the 208 WRX can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 2 seconds.
Weight, engine, shock absorption, suspension, gear changes and aerodynamics: every area was worked on and developed, and will be upgraded regularly throughout the season. The goal is more power and performance.
The PEUGEOT 208 WRX will be unmissable on the circuit thanks to three distinctive liveries: blue #9 for Sébastien Loeb, grey #21 for Timmy Hansen, and yellow #71 for Kevin Hansen.
Nine times World Rally champion, the highly talented Sébastien Loeb has one of the most impressive track records in global motor racing. But he seems unstoppable: having beaten the Pikes Peak record with PEUGEOT in 2013, he has put in stellar performances on the Dakar trails in South America (2015-2018) in the PEUGEOT DKR, and at the same time started out in the youthful discipline of rallycross (2014) with Team PEUGEOT Hansen. This year he’s taking the adventure to the next level with PEUGEOT in a new factory programme that’s as bold as it is ambitious.