On the occasion of its participation in the final round of the TCR Benelux, last weekend at Mettet, Peugeot Sport announced that a performance kit to upgrade the 308 Racing Cup cars to full TCR specifications will be available from 2018.
The official press release explains: “In its basic trim, the lightweight 308 Racing Cup delivers 308hp, comes with a high-performance chassis and features specific electronics. At the same time, it offers significant potential for future development and Peugeot Sport’s engineers are already working on a TCR Performance Kit for the 2017-spec car. This kit will be ready in time for the 2018 season.
The objective of this kit – which will notably deliver significant improvements to engine, suspension and aerodynamic performance – is to enable 308 Racing Cup owners to compete at the sharp end in the TCR International series.”
On top of this, Peugeot Sport will offer a 308 Racing Cup car, complete with Peugeot Sport’s TCR Performance Kit, as the prize for the winner of the 2017 308 Racing Cup.
Although the current Peugeot 308 is far from being competitive with the actual TCR cars, Aurélien Comte drove it to claim a couple of second places behind Norbert Michelisz’s Honda in the Sprint Races 3 and 4 at Mettet. This was only the second appearance of the French car in a TCR event, after that in the International Series at Spa in May.