New Limited Run Peugeot 207 S16 is All Show, No Go

French carmaker Peugeot is capitalizing on Kriss Meeke's 2009 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) driver's title with the creation of the special edition 207 S16 that will be produced in a mere 250 examples, all of which are intended for the UK market.

Unfortunately, despite its dramatic, go-fast looks, the 207 S16 is nothing more than a dressed up 207 Sport 1.6 VTi.

Changes over the Sport model include the standard Bianca white finish that's complemented by a full 207 RC Cup bodykit comprising front and rear spoilers, side skirts and a pseudo rear diffuser, 17-inch Hockenheim alloy wheels, dark tinted rear windows, a 'sports mesh' front grille and special interior badge signed by Kris Meeke.

Buyers can also opt free of charge for vinyl rally graphics that mimic those found on Kris Meeke's IRC winning 207 S2000 rally car.

The 207S16 is powered by the same 1.6-liter four-pot with 120HP found on the Sport model.

The 1.6-liter engine propels the three-door hatch from zero to 62mph (100km/h) in a sober 10.7 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 125mph or 201km/h, while returning a combined fuel economy of 47.1mpg UK or 39.2mpg US - 6.0 lt/100km.

Peugeot's UK arm said that the 207 S16 benefits from over £1,200 worth of additional specification compared to a standard Sport model and is priced at £14,695.