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Peugeot is ready for the 2018 TCR season with a new racer, evolved from the 308 Racing Cup and based on the road-legal 308 GTi.

Unveiled by the French brand's motorsport branch, the potent machine features enhanced aerodynamic made possible by the addition of a front splitter, new rear diffuser, and large rear wing.

Touching the pavement are the 270/65 tires, wrapped around the specific 18-inch wheels, whereas stopping power is provided by the 378x34mm ventilated discs at the front, with 6-piston calipers, and 270x12mm discs at the rear, with 2-piston calipers.

Pumping 350PS (345hp) and 420Nm (310lb-ft) of torque to the front axle through a six-speed sequential transmission, with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, is a 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine.

Peugeot has already started taking orders for the new 308 TCR, which costs €109,000 ($131,256) before taxes. All racers will be shipped fully assembled, and the first customers will take delivery from April, this year.

Engineered specifically for TCR and international touring car competitions, the Peugeot 308 TCR will face the Honda Civic Type R, Hyundai i30 N, and Volkswagen Golf GTI, among others, on the track.

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