Peugeot has quite an established rally history, which even included manufacturers title wins in the crazy Group B category. It's no surprise, really, that they're bringing a rally car to Paris.
The 208 R5 is, like it says, based on the 208 hatchback, but the name is where the similarity ends. The R5 is a purpose-built, tube-frame car designed for one thing and one thing alone - to dominate on any terrain.
Powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged engine making up to 280 bhp and equipped with long-travel suspension all around, the 208 R5 can power through almost any surface be it gravel, asphalt or even Indian roads! You'll be hearing more about it in the second half of 2013 when it first starts to take on rally stages.
Image: Peugeot 208 R5