Following the hot 308 R concept from 2013, Peugeot Sport has unveiled an even more hardcore hatch called 308 R HYbrid concept combining 493bhp and 538 lb-ft of torque from three engines.
Power comes from a 267bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine from the Peugeot RCZ R coupe, and two electric motors (each with 85 kW), enabling the 493bhp hatch to accelerate from 0-62mph in just 4.0 seconds with CO2 emissions of 70g/km.
Top speed is electronically limited to 155mph.
The hybrid system sends power to all four wheels and it has four driving modes – Hot Lap, Track, Road, and ZEV. Hot Lap mode is designed to make the most of the car’s power, while Track only allows access to 395bhp, using the petrol engine and the rear electric motor, with the front one acting as a booster for acceleration.
The car has front and rear tracks widened by 80mm and it rides on 235/35 R19 tyres. there are also upgraded brakes.
Visually the PEUGEOT 308 R HYbrid features a new more aggressive grille with a chequered pattern, new side scoops with sequential LED indicators, bigger air intakes, narrow tailgate spoiler, and central scoop boasting the 308 R HYbrid signature.
Finished in an intense blue, developed using fluorescent pigments and glass particles, the blue is matched on the rear with a matte black.
Interior looks very familiar showing same instrumentation, but for sportier feel it gets four individual sport seats finished in fawn leather. The dashboard is covered in a soft-touch fabric and the standard steering wheel has received the 308 R HYbrid badging.
It is unlikely we will ever see this hot hybrid hatch in production.