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2024 Peugeot 208 Rallye: A tribute to the legend!

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2024 Peugeot 208 Rallye: A tribute to the legend!

At a time when the automotive world is dominated by electromobility and autonomous driving, a Swiss dealer is bringing a piece of nostalgia back to the road: the Peugeot 208 Rallye. The cool special model is a homage to the legendary Peugeot 205 16 Turbo, a symbol of the golden era of hot hatches that primarily dominated France with classics like the Renault 5 Turbo and the Peugeot 205 GTi has shaped. Now, a good 40 years after the 205 Turbo 16 caused a sensation in Group B, the dealer is reviving “Garage Hotz” from Travers the rally abbreviation is new. However, the reinterpretation of the 208 Rallye is not an official Peugeot project, which can be seen as a small catch. Nevertheless, the renovation successfully captures the spirit of its predecessors.

2024 Peugeot 208 Rallye

2024 Peugeot 208 Rallye: A tribute to the legend!

The optics of the 208 Rallye is a direct reference to his ancestors: he wears one white paint and is white steelrims in 16 inch (14 inches as standard). Another feature is that they are painted in the color of the vehicle wheel arch linings, which are usually black. There are also subtle ones Peugeot Sports colors on the doors, at the front and at the rear. The 208 rally lettering on the C-pillars and the Peugeot Talbot sports glare strips There are other cool details on the windshield that fans are sure to appreciate. In addition, the 208 Rallye remains with a length of 4,06 meters true to the basic idea of ​​the original. He avoids unnecessary bells and whistles and concentrates on the essentials.

Unfortunately the engine has no rally genes!

Unfortunately, there is a small dampener for purists under the hood: the 208 is only powered by one 1,2 liter three-cylinder turbo driven that 101 PS performs - like the 205 Rallye from 1988. There's the 136 hp one Hybrid 136 e-DSC6 or the e-208 with 156 PS probably been the better choice. The hybrid would be particularly interesting if with one Chiptuning equipped. This means that the 208 Rallye does not compete with modern athletes in terms of performance. The 208 Rallye is available for pre-order now and can be purchased for approximately EUR 25.700 (CHF 24.500). It embodies an approach that has become rare these days: driving fun and individuality at a fair price. The 208 Rallye is more than just a car; it's a love letter to a bygone era defined by passion, style and unmistakable character.

2024 Peugeot 208 Rallye: A tribute to the legend!

Model: Peugeot 208 Rally special model

  • inspiration: Homage to the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 and 205 Rallye
  • Initiator: Swiss dealer “Garages Hotz”
  • design features:
    • Color: White paint
    • Rims: White steel rims, 16-inch
    • wheel arch linings: Painted in body color
    • Peugeot Sport colors: on doors, front and rear
    • Special markings:
      • 208 Rallye lettering on the C-pillars
      • Peugeot Talbot Sport glare strips on the windshield
  • motorization:
    • Motor: 1,2 liter three-cylinder turbo
    • Performance: 101 PS
  • Price: Approximately 25.700 EUR (24.500 CHF)
  • Availability: Limited small series, available to order now

2024 Peugeot 208 Rallye: A tribute to the legend!

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2024 Peugeot 208 Rallye: A tribute to the legend!
2024 Peugeot 208 Rally: a tribute to the legend!
Image credit/source: Garages Hotz
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