Peugeot 207 S16 – A Neutered Lion

To celebrate Kris Meeke’s success in last year’s IRC championship, Peugeot have released the limited edition Peugeot 207 S16.

Peugeot 207 S16

If you think that name sounds familiar then you’d be right, as the S16 badge last appeared on the back of the hottest Peugeot 306 of 1993.

Painted in white, the 207 S16 can be ordered with livery (at no extra cost) that resembles Kris Meeke’s winning 207 S2000. Add to that a 207 RC Cup bodykit that features front and rear spoilers, sideskirts and an imitation rear diffuser, as well as 17-inch Hockenheim wheels and you’ve got the ideal recipe for a sporty-looking hatch.

And that’s it – underneath the stickers and bodykit is a standard 207 Sport VTi with a 120bhp 1.6-litre engine. Not exactly the stuff of dreams for rally fans, the S16 is capable of 0-62mph in 10.7 seconds and can reach 125mph flat out. If I were Kris Meeke I’d be a bit miffed that they’d produced such a feeble performer – at the very least the S16 should have been based on the 207 GTI. Homologation special? Definitely not!

Peugeot 207 S16

At least the S16 will be exclusive, as only 250 of them will be produced. They’re available to order now for £14,695 (OTR).

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Author: Chris Auty

Voted the Breakthrough Blogger of 2013 by SEAT and the Guild of Motoring Writers , Chris has lived and breathed cars since he was old enough to say 'faster'. With a penchant for hot hatches and an allergy to public transport, he would much prefer to drive a bad car than never drive at all. Fortunately his family has learned to put up with this obsession and the internet has provided a channel for his ramblings.

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