Although the previous year’s model was compliant with this season’s regulations, Peugeot Sport still made some revisions to the 308 GTi TCR racer to make it more competitive in the 2018 season where it will square-off against the likes of Hyundai, Honda and Volkswagen.

The track-based hot hatch will retain its turbocharged 2,0-litre four-cylinder engine which develops 260 kW and 420 N.m of torque at 3 000 r/min. This power is sent to the front wheels via the six-speed sequential gearbox controlled by the steering-wheel mounted paddles. There’s also a new pedal box although there are no images of the interior provided to show what it looks like.

The 308 GTi TCR also boasts a wider track with a specific suspension layout including adjustable anti-roll bars for the front and rear ball-joint suspension. Stopping power is provided by the 378 mm front six piston and 270 mm rear two-piston ventilated brake disks. This accompanies the 270/65 R18 tyres.

The Peugeot 308 GTi TCR costs €190 000 (R2,8 million) before taxes. The first customers are expected to take delivery in April of this year.