What Do The Peugeot 308 R Hybrid And LaFerrari Have In Common?

This hatchback shows us that the future is bright.

With hypercarslike the Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder featuring hybridpowertrains for added performance, it was only a matter of time until thattechnology found its way to everyday vehicles. One of the most surprising cars from the Frankfurt Motor Show is this monster: the Peugeot 308 R Hybrid. Whatmakes this vehicle a monster? How about 493 hp and the ability to get to 62 mphin 4.0 seconds? Those performance figures are definitely nothing to smirk at.

The 308 R Hybrid’spower comes from a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and two 114 hp electricmotors on each axle. Besides having an enormous amount of power, the hatchbackhas a 60/40 weight distribution, which isn’t bad for anall-wheel-drive hatchback. To complement the 308 R Hybrid’s newfound power, thevehicle features a wider stance, a beefy set of 235/35 R19 wheels and tires, aswell as all of the scoops, creases and hard edges we could ever ask for. All ofthis makes the vehicle one of the angriest things to wear a Peugeot badge.

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