There will be three official Team Peugeot Total drivers on the 12-round World RX this year: the legendary nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb, rallycross frontrunner Timmy Hansen, and his fearless younger brother Kevin Hansen. The Swedes both represent the ‘next generation’ – part of the most successful family dynasty in the history of the sport -and will benefit from Loeb’s driving experience.
A new Peugeot 208 WRX has been prepared for 2018, which will be updated throughout the season, with step by step upgrades. The aim is simple: to score as many points as possible from the beginning of the season in a bid to claim the drivers’ and teams’ championships, adding to Peugeot’s off-road motorsport history.
To this ends, the Peugeot Sport engineering team has worked intensively on aerodynamics to increase performance, with the car featuring a new wing and a new rear bumper from the start of the year. Mechanically, apart from engine evolutions, the new car also has revised front suspension, dampers and bigger wheels, as well as a faster gearshift and new roll cage. The result is a visually striking rallycross challenger with a strong resemblance to the best-selling Peugeot 208 road car on which it is based.
Source: Race Tech