Peugeot 308 R, The Hybrid Sport with 500 horsepower – At the Shanghai Motor Show Peugeot has 308 R Hybrid, a prototype that explores the potential of electric propulsion in function and performance that enhances the dynamic qualities of the project 308. While in Europe begins trading career GT and is now certain the arrival the GTI, as confirmed in our interview with Guillaume Couzy, the department of research and development has resulted in an extreme model and full of innovative solutions.
Features. The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid provides a breakdown of the 60% of the total weight of the front axle and the containment of the mass has resulted in a power to weight ratio equal to 3.1 kg / hp. To improve the distribution of the masses the lithium battery 3 kWh has been placed under the rear seats and was made a new gas tank beneath the luggage compartment, shaped around the electric motor and the rear axle. The plant frenanta sports adopts 380 mm front discs with four-piston calipers and 290 mm rear discs, but to slow the car also helps the action of the electric motors in the phases of energy recovery. The set includes tires 235/35 19 “wide track of 80 mm, while the body proposes new outlets and air vents and a brand new two-tone blue exterior paint and matte black, with the” cut “in the rear similar to that already proposed on the 208 GTI 30th. The interior of the five-door is characterized by the four individual sports seats upholstered in leather and trim with red stitching. The dash is trimmed in a novel tissue replacing the classic foams to reduce the total weight, while the center console is foreseen the unprecedented command to activate the drive mode of the hybrid powertrain.
Power and performance. Exploiting the potential of the modular platform EMP2 the 308 was equipped with the 1.6 THP 270 hp in the RCZ-R and two electric motors 115 hp, one for each axis, thus providing for the first time four-wheel drive. The total power reaches 500 hp and 730 Nm and 100 km / h acceleration are burned in 4 seconds flat, with a top speed of 250 km / h. According to data reported emissions are limited within the 70 g / km thanks to the driving modes available: the driver can choose from Hop Lap, Track, Road and ZEV. The first ensures all 500 hp powertrain, the second limits the power to 400 hp and 530 Nm of torque using the endothermic and the rear electric motor using the front as a boost, while the third stops 300 hp and 400 Nm Couples using for most of the time the 1.6 and leaving the rear engine of the boost function. The EV mode is reserved for the electric power alone, but the Peugeot has not provided a figure on the autonomy: the rest is not of a plug-in system and the recovery of the charge takes place during braking or using the front electric motor as a generator.