According to Britain’s Autocar magazine, Peugeot Sport boss Bruno Famin has confirmed the performance branch is developing a number of sharpened models for the carmaker’s push to “establish a more premium image”.
“It is clear there are more and more opportunities for projects that add halo cars to ranges, including the addition of fast cars in the range,” Famin told the magazine.
The 308 R concept, revealed in Frankfurt last year, is powered by a 199kW version of Peugeot's 1.6 turbo engine, creating a potential new contender in the hot-hatch market.
Peugeot hasn’t offered performance figures for the concept, although a 0-100km/h time of around six seconds would be a reasonable expectation.
The company has yet to confirm plans for a ‘regular’ 308 GTi model, although spy photos obtained last year suggest that a debut might not be far away.
A powered-up version of Peugeot’s compact 2008 SUV is also understood to be in the works, inspired by the mechanically unrelated 2008 DKR rally car revealed in March.
Lastly, the report claims that a special new version of the 208 T16 Pikes Peak car is also in development, with the goal of setting an outright lap record at the Nurburgring.
The company is already known to be planning an attack on the hill at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, aiming to beat the existing 41.6 second record set by Nick Heidfeld in a McLaren F1 car back in 1999.
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