The covers have just been taken off the 2016 Peugeot 308 Racing Cup. Created for the likes of the VLN racing series at the Nurburgring as well as small private teams and racers, the 308 Racing Cup is based around the 308 GTi.

Beneath the skin, the Peugeot 308 Racing Cup is powered by a tweaked version of the road car’s turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine. Peugeot’s engineers have managed to extract an additional 38 hp from it bringing the total figure up to 308 hp. Importantly, Peugeot is continuing to work on the engine and believes it can generate even more power.

As with all professional racing cars, the 308 Racing Cup is also heavily focused on aerodynamics. Found at the front is a prominent splitter as well as a quick-release bonnet and larger air intakes and grilles. Additionally, the 308 Racing Cup is 4.2 inches wider than the street car and rolls on a set of 18-inch wheels. At the rear is a massive adjustable wing and a prominent diffuser.

The car will be unveiled at the IAA Frankfurt Motor Show 2015.

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