THE NEW PEUGEOT 208 GTi 30TH
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Peugeot Official Video 2014
THE PEUGEOT 208 GTi 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Peugeot has unveiled the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition, 30 years after the 205 GTi, Peugeot reinterprets the iconic GTi in a more radical version of the 208 GTi.
The 208 GTi 30th delivers a more intense driving sensation enhanced with a new Euro 6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine developing 300Nm of torque and maximum power increased to a symbolic 208hp. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, it has exceptional traction and efficiency assured through the specification of a Torsen differential, specific suspension and steering settings. The exterior can also be distinguished with an optional paint finish – a coupe franche – where the rear is separated distinctively by a sharp dividing line from which the colours are cleanly divided.
The 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition made its world debut on display with dynamic demonstrations at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed – dynamically in the Supercar & ‘First Glimpse’ class on the Hillclimb at speed and on static display in the Moving Motor Show showroom.
“As with any project of this type, there was a convergence of ideas and needs. Following on from the RCZ R, Peugeot Sport proposed that the Brand make a more radical version of the 208 GTi. At the same time the Brand thought about how best to celebrate 30 years of the Peugeot GTi in 2014,” Maxime Picat – Peugeot Brand CEO.
A year after its commercial launch over 10,000 Peugeot 208 GTi Hatchback cars have been produced, confirming the success of the reinterpretation of the GTi icon and the strategy to offer a well-specified, performance sports model from Peugeot in the B Segment.
Peugeot has left its mark on the history of motor sport and DNA can be found in the genes of the 208 GTi, as in those of the RCZ, and its R version greatly enhanced by Peugeot Sport. As Peugeot celebrates 30 years since the original 205 GTi, it is now the turn for the 208 GTi to benefit from the expertise and racing pedigree of the engineers at Peugeot Sport. They have worked to give it a more radical character with what some call ‘extra soul’, in response to expectations by driving enthusiasts to have an authentic product with real capability.
The sporty temperament of the 208 GTi 30th can also be seen in the figures: 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and standing kilometre in 26.5 seconds. Mid-range acceleration is also of a high level with with 5th gear acceleration from 80 to 120 km/h possible in 6.0 seconds. Its performance and sharper handling are achieved with efficiency that is unprecedented in the segment, with CO2 emissions of just 125g/km.
The 208 GTi 30th again demonstrates that emotion, sportiness and efficiency are engrained in Peugeot’s heritage and genes.
Watch the video below to view the experience of 15 bloggers test driving the most radical GTi ever from Peugeot Sport! The Legend Returns…
Peugeot 208 Gti 30th Anniversary Car – Blogger’s Test Drive
Peugeot Official Video 2014
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