New – Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

Let’s be honest, we’re probably best off adding the phrase “at the Goodwood Festival of Speed” to anything regarding hot hatches this week. After Ford and Honda, here comes Peugeot with their special edition GTi launched there today. There’s more than meets the eye with this one though. 1984 was a particularly good year although, with this…

Peugeot 308 (somehow) Wins 2014 European Car of the Year

Sometimes things happen when you least expect them. Who could have predicted Russia reigniting Cold War tensions, Red Bull suffering horrendous F1 testing reliability, or a distinctly average hatchback winning 2014 European Car of the Year. Realistically the latter was probably more foreseeable than the former two examples. But it still makes you question just…

2013 Frankfurt Motor Show Photo Highlights

EngageSportMode couldn’t be at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show but, fortunately, it knows some people who are. So with the press days now out of the way, what are some of the highlights from the 2013 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung? Below are some of the stand out new cars announced at this year’s show. Some are purely…

New – Peugeot 308 R Concept

So only a few days after we mentioned a VW Golf R, Peugeot decided to show off their new creation which also wears an R badge. If we don’t have a SEAT Leon Cupra R or Kia Rio R by the end of the month ESM will be very disappointed. Regardless as to what everyone…

That Whole Sebastien Loeb Pikes Peak Thing

Yesterday Sebastien Loeb, the Frenchman who brought the World Rally Championship to its knees by winning everything, set the fastest ever time at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. The previous record stood at 9 minutes 46.164 seconds; Seb managed a rather incredible 8 minutes 13.878 seconds. Loeb set his time in the “Unlimited” class which, as…