The specific bodywork elements that make the PEUGEOT 308 R Concept stand out are not add-ons, they are fully integrated. The doors, front wings, sides, sills, bonnet and front and rear bumpers are made of carbon-fibre and are attached to the metal structure, of which only the original roof and tailgate remain.
The front end of the PEUGEOT 308 R Concept has an aggressive look with three air intakes below. They stretch across the whole of the front bumper, which covers the track width, widened by 30 mm on each side. The central intake is made up of fine horizontal bars, framed by a blued Dark Chrome border. The side intakes are covered with a carbon-fibre mesh. Together, they guide fresh air required to cool the 270 horsepower engine. The flow escapes from the bonnet via two vents built into the stylish lines as a continuity of the maker's name-block on the grille.
Made with a blued Dark Chrome trim strip, the grille is brought into the vertical by the innovative treatment of its mesh. On a matte black background, it is made up of components forming a chequerboard, the depth of which is perceptible from the side. From the front, a perspective effect is created by the changing dimensions of the elements on either side of the Lion.
The full-LED headlamps, taken from the 308 production model, are solidly embedded into the grille. The six groups of LEDs contribute to the determined attitude of the 380 R Concept.
In profile, the posture, lowered by 26 mm, is emphasised by a matt black trim on the sills. They link the wheel arches, which curve sensuously over the 19" tulip wheels. The Lion appears on each rim in blued Dark Chrome, while one of the five spokes sports the R logo in opaque red.
At the rear, reference lines emerge from the production model lights with their LEDs in the form of three claw marks, stopped cleanly by the widened wings. Completing the beauty and radical style of the PEUGEOT 308 R Concept, the two symmetrical exhaust pipes emerge through black powder coat trims which enclose air outlets.