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Peugeot 207 S16 rally special launched

Replica of championship-winning rally car on sale

Peugeot 207 S16

Racy Peugeot S16 is based on the firm’s rally car

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Peugeot has announced a limited edition 207 S16, to commemorate its 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge drivers’ title.

Based on the 1.6-litre petrol Sport three-door model, the Peugeot 207 S16 sadly doesn’t get any performance upgrades – which would be much more in-keeping with its previous Peugeot S16 namesakes.

But, priced at £14,695 compared with £14,195 for the regular 1.6 Sport, it does offer buyers an extra £1,200 worth of equipment for £500.

Rally inspired looks

The extra kit includes a full 207 RC Cup bodykit with front and rear spoilers, 17-inch alloy wheels, mesh grill, dark tinted windows and a special interior badge signed by Peugeot’s championship winning rally driver, Kris Meeke.

Peugeot 207 S16 rally special

Racy graphics are a no-cost option

The graphics in the pictures, designed to mimic those on Meeke’s rally car, are also a no-cost option, although you don’t have to include them.

Leather upholstery is optional at £684.

Luke-warm hatch

That 1.6-litre VTi engine produces 120bhp, and propels the 207 from 0-62mph in 10.7 seconds and on to 125mph. Combined fuel economy is rated at 47.1mpg, with 139g/km CO2 emissions. In other words, it is not a hot hatch, rather intended for those looking for more show than go.

Just 250 Peugeot 207 S16 special editions will be produced. It is on sale now.


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