Peugeot’s 500PS 308R Hybrid Takes The Hot-Hatch Game To A New Level

We are about to see Peugeot throwing into production one of the craziest models to come out of Europe, a 500PS AWD hybrid hatchback that claims the hearts of the drivers.

The French company is indeed developing a production version of the 308R Hybrid concept we first saw in the Shanghai Auto Show and represents Peugeot’s commitment to return in the glory days where they were considered one of the best companies to deliver a cracking hot hatch.

Auto Express had the chance to drive a development mule on the track and find out how exactly does a hybrid 500PS hatchback with a petrol and two electric motors feel when pushed hard and if its existence makes any sense at all.

With cars like the latest Audi RS3 and the Mercedes A45 AMG offering close to 400hp, can a Peugeot with a similar price tag and more power find its way to the driving enthusiasts?

You can find the answer on the video linked below.

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