Peugeot has unveiled the 207 S16 special edition for the United Kingdom.
Based on the 207 Sport 1.6 VTi three-door, the S16 was created to celebrate Kris Meeke's win of the 2009 IRC drivers' title. As such, the car has rally-inspired graphics (which mimic those found on Meeke's IRC winning 207 S2000 rally car), a 207 RC Cup bodykit (with front and rear spoilers, aerodynamic side skirts, and a faux rear diffuser), and an interior badge signed by Meeke. Other styling touches include a mesh grille, dark tinted windows, and 17-inch Hockenheim alloy wheels.
Despite the racy appearance, the S16 does not feature any performance upgrades. Saddled with an anemic 1.6-liter VTi petrol engine, that produces 120 bhp (kW), the 207 runs from 0-62 mph in 10.7 seconds and has a top speed of 125 mph. On the up side, the engine returns a combined 47.1 mpg and has an emissions rating of 139 g/km.
Priced from £14,695 (OTR), only 250 special editions will be produced.