The 208 Type R5 will be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show on 27th September and on show until 14th October.
The 208 Type R5 will compete in its first rallies and go on sale in the 2nd half of 2013 in order to be able to compete in the national and international championships the following season.
The 208 Type R5 will adopt the EP6 CDT as standard.
The 208 Type R5 benefits from the product developments of the 208 production car, particularly in regards to the weight. The shell of the 208 has benefited from a weight reduction of approximately 40 kilos compared with its predecessor the 207. Its dimensions are an advantage for the Type R5 with its long wheelbase which provides excellent chassis stability. Also, being more compact, the 208 will be more agile and efficient as a result, key factors that are sought after in a competition car. All of these dynamic qualities of the 208 combine to give the R5 excellent road holding.
The 208 Type R5 has big ambitions. Designed and assembled in the workshops of Peugeot Sport in Vélizy, it will begin a test programme from the end of 2012, both on asphalt and on loose surface (gravel). This will continue throughout its life in order to constantly evolve developments for customers and subsidiaries in order to guarantee chances of victory in a very competitive sector. On sale during the second half of 2013, the 208 Type R5 will compete at the highest level in key championships: