What you’re looking at, is the most powerful production car ever built by Peugeot.
A product of the firm’s new Peugeot Sport Engineered performance division, this 508 delivers 355bhp and 520Nm of torque.
508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED: KILOWATT KING
All that power comes from a turbocharged 1.6-litre 4-cylinder combined with a pair of electric motors. The output is delivered via all-wheel-drive to ensure optimum traction in all weather conditions.
That output gives the car a zero to 100km/h sprint time of 5.2 seconds, while its top speed is electronically limited to 250km/h.
Peugeot Sport’s engineers have also adapted the chassis of the Peugeot 508 to deliver enhanced performance and agility.
Changes to the 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered include the lowering of the driving position, wider front and rear tracks, and the use of 380mm diameter front brake discs and fixed four-piston calipers.
The 20-inch alloy wheels of the car are also fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.
The 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered utilises a 11.5kWh lithium-ion battery that charges in less than two hours from a 7kW charging point. The car has an electric-only range of 42km based on the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure cycle.
In the cabin, Peugeot i-Cockpit features a compact steering wheel with three “Kryptonite” claws, distinctive elements of the Peugeot Sport Engineered division, and a Heads-Up Display.
The Peugeot i-Cockpit graphic animations and the 10-inch HD capacitive touchscreen have adopted the division’s signature for an even more exclusive feel.
The upholstery of the “wrap-around” seats features a mix of Mistral Nappa Leather and Alcantara, whilst the passenger compartment is trimmed with double Tramontane Grey and Kryptonite stitching. The Focal Hi-Fi audio system is as standard, as are heat and massage functions on the driver’s seat.
The new 508 Peugeot Sport Engineered is available in three body colours: Selenium Grey, Nera Black and Pearl White.
AutoFrance informs us that the regular Peugeot 508 will arrive in Singapore from the first quarter of 2021.