Peugeot 207 S16 hot hatch

Peugeot announces 207 S16. Not a reborn GTI hot hatch, but tribute to rally victories

Given that Peugeot has killed off the GTI badge, the announcement of the 207 S16 looks sneakily like the engineers have quietly developed something exciting and snuck it out the back door.

No such luck. Boasting a 120bhp 1.6 and 0-60mph in 10.7 seconds, this is no hot hatch. The fact it offers £1200-worth of extra kit over the standard Sport model is more exciting than the performance potential.

Subscribe to evo magazine

Subscribe today to have every issue of evo delivered straight to you. You'll SAVE 39% on the shop price, and get evo for its original cover price for a whole year!

It’s a special edition, with 250 being built to celebrate Peugeot’s success in the IRC (Intercontinental Rally Challenge), specifically Kris Meeke’s championship win last year. £14,695 buys you a three-door Bianca White 207 with RC Cup bodykit. Leather trim costs an extra £684, the stickers are optional.

Did you know: the S16 badge (widely used in Europe for the hottest versions of the 206 and 306) referred to the valve count, soupape being the French for valve. 

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/bmw/m4/22869/new-2020-bmw-m4-spied-testing-ahead-of-launch
BMW M4

New 2020 BMW M4 spied testing ahead of launch

BMW’s next M4 promises much, but will it deliver? Here’s everything we know so far
7 Jul 2020
Visit/aston-martin/21621/first-ps275m-aston-martin-db5-goldfinger-continuation-model-produced
Aston Martin

First £2.75m Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger Continuation model produced

Aston Martin has finished its first DB5 Goldfinger Continuation; the other 24 James Bonds to receive their cars soon
6 Jul 2020
Visit/mercedes/cla/202850/mercedes-amg-cla-45-s-shooting-brake-review
Mercedes CLA45 AMG hatchback

Mercedes-AMG CLA 45 S Shooting Brake review

Good looks and stonking performance, if you can stomach the price tag
4 Jul 2020
Visit/skoda/202145/full-2020-skoda-octavia-vrs-engine-range-detailed
Skoda Octavia vRS

Full 2020 Skoda Octavia vRS engine range detailed

Skoda’s engine range for the Octavia vRS topped by a 242bhp turbo petrol
3 Jul 2020