Peugeot Sport 308 GTi world debut
Peugeot 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport
Official Peugeot Video 2015
The new Peugeot 308 GTi made its world debut at this year’s Goodwood Moving Motor Show and Festival of Speed, over 25th – 28th June 2015.
Powered by a highly-efficient 1.6-litre THP Stop & Start (S&S) petrol engine and extensively developed by Peugeot Sport, this latest Peugeot GTi is offered in two versions with 250hp and 270hp outputs both delivering impressive performance. Inspired by a rich Peugeot pedigree in GTi models, the 308 GTi has been developed to have a capable chassis that produces top-level road holding and driving pleasure, with fun and ultimate performance enhanced by the Torsen® limited-slip differential equipping the 270hp model.
The clean lines of the modern exterior style takes the Brand’s now-familiar design language in a more assertive and contemporary direction. Inside, the Peugeot i-Cockpit cabin has been enhanced to reflect the sporting nature of the car, with additional detailing to signify this performance flagship.
Exhibiting exceptional dynamic prowess was the number one goal during development, but the Brand’s reputation for class-leading environmental credentials has not been sacrificed. The powerplant is the most efficient in its sector, with CO2 emissions of just 139g/km and fuel economy of 47.1mpg – impressive numbers for such a capable and sports-oriented model.
“Peugeot is proud to add the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport to its stable. This is a car that has generated great anticipation among enthusiasts aware of Peugeot’s history of hot hatches in the B and C-segments. From the 205 GTi to the latest 208 GTi and RCZ R, the Brand has sold its sportier models to over 800,000 delighted customers. What’s more, the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport is a symbol of the Brand’s dynamism and upmarket shift,” – Maxime Picat, Peugeot Brand CEO
Peugeot’s stand at Goodwood for 2015 represented the great involvement of product development with the expertise of Peugeot Sport in road and racing products. This year there was more innovation and displays of expert engineering from Peugeot, in addition to including the world premiere reveal of the New 308 GTi. Other production vehicles on display were the 108 TOP! featuring the fuel-efficient PureTech three cylinder engine, the Peugeot 208 GT Line, and the Peugeot 308 GT.
Having made its debut earlier this year, at the Shanghai motor show, the Peugeot 308 R HYbrid Concept was also on display, showcasing the very latest in hybrid technology.
And last, but not least, in celebration of all things Peugeot Sport, the Peugeot stand brought several rally cars and limited edition models including the Peugeot 2008 DKR, the Peugeot 205 T16 rally car, the Peugeot 208 WRX, the Peugeot 309 GTi Goodwood Limited Edition, and the iconic Peugeot 404 endurance car.
For more information and up to the minute news of the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed go to http://grrc.goodwood.com
Reference: Peugeot UK website content and pictures
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