Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition 02

It has been 30 long years since Peugeot introduced its 205 GTi. That’s a lot of time and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend, Peugeot has celebrated the feat by introducing the new 30th Anniversary Edition of the Peugeot 208 GTi.

Dubbed as the most radical GTi yet, the French supermini had its 1.6-litre inline-four engine tuned to produce 208 hp and 300 Nm of torque, as opposed to 197 hp and 275 Nm in the normal version. The power is then channeled to the front wheels via the same six-speed manual gearbox and Torsen limited slip differential as the RCZ R, enabling the hatch to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds.

On top of that, the 208 GTi has its ESP and traction control recalibrated as well as revised suspension geometry and new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres that are now 0.5-inch wider.

Complementing the added grunt is the brutish two-tone livery similar to the Onyx, 308 R and Exalt concept cars, with the front finished in black and the rear part finished in lacquered red. The hatch is further detailed with matt black trims, red front brake calipers and 18-inch wheels. Inside, the cabin gets a thorough black Alcantara trim with red stitching.

 



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