In the spring of 2013 you will be able to buy the new Peugeot 208 GTi which pays homage to the iconic 205 GTi.
The Peugeot 208 GTi will be powered by a petrol 1.6-litre THP 200bhp engine couple to a manual six-speed gearbox. It produces 275Nm of torque and 200bhp which equals 0-62 mph in less than 7 seconds whilst emitting 145g/km worth of CO2.
The GTi has a widened track over the standard 208 at 10mm at the front and 20mm at the rear to fill the wheel arches and wing extensions. There are 205/45 tyres with 17" diamond Carbon wheels finished in Storm paint with a matt varnish which house 302mm ventilated discs at the front and 249mm at the rear. And as Peugeot want you to have fun, the ESP system is fully dis-engageable, of course at your own risk.
As you would expect the 208 GTi is branded with red logos on the quarter panel trim - Regardless of the exterior colour chosen, this red punctuates throughout: on the brake callipers, grille lower bead, Peugeot lettering on the tailgate and on the grille. In addition, the mesh of the grille has a 3D chequered motif, with chromed inserts in the gloss black grille.
There are LED indicators and daytime running lights. This according to Peugeot tightly encloses the main beam headlamps, the floating trim of which calls to mind a cat’s pupil, they give the expression of an iris. LED lighting has also been used on the inside to back light the dials in instrument panel.
We will bring you full specifications and 208 GTi prices nearer the launch date.Published 9 September 2012