Updated Peugeot for 2012 IRC

Peugeot will revise its 207 in a bid to reclaim the IRC championship crown next season.

Peugeot will unleash an updated version of its 207 Super 2000 on next season's Intercontinental Rally Challenge, it has been revealed.

The French make claimed a trio of IRC manufacturers' and drivers' titles between 2007-09, while Bryan Bouffier and Thierry Neuville were victorious on three IRC rounds in 2011 as they mounted ultimately unsuccessful championship bids, but Peugeot wants more and is making changes to the 207's engine and chassis.

"The 207 S2000 will be widened by 20mm, which will enable us to comply with the regulations while, at the same time, bringing a performance gain to the existing version on both asphalt and gravel," Bertrand Vallat, the man in charge of the car's design and development, explained, "The most notable gain will be cornering stability, especially through faster corners on asphalt.

"We have also profited from changes to introduce some minor bodywork modifications, which will help brake cooling. Air flow round the wheel arches has been optimised, too."

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