On display at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Thirty years have passed since the first Peugeot 205 GTi was introduced, to celebrate the anniversary Peugeot has reinterpreted the iconic GTi in a more radical version and the model is on display at the Goodwood Fesitval of Speed. The 30th Anniversary Limited Edition delivers a more intense driving sensation enhanced with a new Euro6 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 car is capable of 0-62mph in just 6.5 seconds. Its performance and sharper handling are achieved with efficiency that is unprecedented in the segment, with CO2 emissions of just 125g/km.
Maxime Picat, Peugeot Brand CEO said "as with any project of this type, there was a convergence of ideas and needs. Following on from the RCZ R, Peugept 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.”
The 208 GTi 30th boasts a suspension lowered by 10mm, the track widened by 22mm at the front and 16mm at the rear and larger wheels are specified giving it a pronounced sports car posture on the road. The chrome finishers on the 208 GTi are replaced by matt black on the 208 GTi 30th and the same is applied to the grille surround, the fog lamp bezels and door mirror shells. From the side, the lowered stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts and wheel arch extensions that cover new 18" wheels finished with matt black rims. The front wheels house large red Peugeot Sport labelled brake calipers. The window trim strip, which finishes with a signature paying homage to the illustrious 205 GTi, is also finished in matt black, while the quarter panel bears a ‘208 GTi 30th logo’. At the rear, the round twin chrome tail pipes ensure the sound of the new engine is fully expressed to enhance the aural driving experience.
The interior is very sporty with a red and black theme. The black door handles with a red line echo the seat belts, high-quality floor mats are trimmed in red, while the front bucket seats are of a form specially developed by PEUGEOT Sport. These seats are trimmed in an exclusive blend of materials, mainly Alcantara, accompanied by black TEP with red stitching and a black dotted mesh pattern with red highlights.