Peugeot at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

Another year, another June and the time to countdown the weeks and days left until Goodwood begins.

Since 1993 each and every year the Goodwood Festival of Speed has become bigger and bigger with the world’s biggest manufacturers bringing cars ranging from their everyday cars to their one off rarest cars, some for a run up the famous Goodwood Hillclimb.

Taking place before the headline Festival of Speed event is the Moving Motor Show, which previews the latest models and concept cars from the world’s leading manufacturers. The Moving Motor Show gives members of the public the incredible opportunity to test drive new models on Goodwood’s legendary Hillclimb.

Peugeot will use this years Moving Motor Show, set to be the biggest yet, to host the global debut of a new 308 model and the European debut of the 500bhp 308 R Hybrid.

Sadly those two will not be able to drive by the public (we’ll still ask for a cheeky run in the 308 R Hybrid) however visitors will still be able to have an exciting drive up the legendary Hill Climb course in the 308 GT 205, 308 GT Line 1.2 and a special edition ‘Peugeot Sport’ 208 GTi.

The new 308 performance model will debut with a run up the Hillclimb during the Festival of Speed’s First Glance section as well as joining the drivable line-up of cars and some Peugeot racing heritage cars on static display.

If you’re a fan of racing heritage then you won’t be disappointed as Peugeot will have the Group B Rally champion 205 T16, the current rally championship 208 WRX and the 2008 DKR from the 2015 Dakar Rally.

If you’re a gamer, Peugeot also have you covered as the Gran Turismo Peugeot Vision GT Concept will be drivable, not in reality but on the video game Gran Turismo 6 which features Goodwood as a drivable circuit.

It’s 30 years since the 205 T16 won the World Rally Championship and it certainly seems Peugeot are celebrating in style with a very energetic and sporty weekend at Goodwood.

For more information on the Goodwood Festival of Speed click here; for Peugeot click here.

By James Fothergill

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