PIMS 2016: Peugeot PH displays custom-built 208 GTis

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by Jason Tulio | Sep 15, 2016

Peugeot PIMS 2016

The 2016 Philippine International Motor Show is now in full swing. One of the exhibitors at the biennial event is Peugeot Philippines. This year, the French carmaker has brought a bit of motorsport flavor to its display. 

At the Peugeot booth are two custom-built 208 GTis. The first car will participate in the Peugeot-hosted Targa Manila car rally. The event will see 24 teams competing in a vehicular battle of wits, strategy, and performance. 

"This is Peugeot's first venture in the local motorsports scene. Organized together with Tuason Racing, it will be an unforgettable experience for both car fans and spectators alike," said Peugeot Philippines president Glen Dasig in a statement.

The more radical 208 takes its inspiration from the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, which debuted victoriously at the 2013 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. With a twin-turbo V6 lump, the original Peugeot 208 T16 spit out a total of 887hp.

Peugeot PIMS 2016

"Motorsports is not only our passion, it's in our DNA," said Dasig. "In the span of more than three decades, we have produced some of the best rally and sports racing cars the industry has ever seen."

Peugeot PIMS 2016

Also on display at the Peugeot booth is the brand's current consumer line-up, which includes the 308, the 3008, the 5008 and the Expert Tepee. Test drives are available for interested customers. As a special treat for PIMS attendees, Peugeot is also offering its pre-owned vehicles for sale. 

Peugeot PIMS 2016

To see the custom-built race cars and Peugeot's line-up of consumer vehicles, visit the Peugeot booth at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. 

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