This is the new Peugeot 208 GTi : sporty, stylish and equipped with the latest technology to give you a sensational driving experience. With a lively 153kW turbo engine at its heart, it’s the beating pulse of passionate performance.
Almost 30 years after its launch, the 208 GTi brings the 205 GTi legend back to life. This flagship model set the benchmark for handling and roadholding, and to this day the 205 GTi is still lauded as one of the greatest hot hatches ever. In homage to its illustrious predecessor, not a single detail has been overlooked, from the "GTi" stamped rear badge in red and chrome to the iconic rear spoiler, extending the dynamic profile of the silhouette.
The launch of the 208 GTi brings the Peugeot GTi legend right up-to-date. Feast your eyes on the dynamic contours and glistening chrome highlights of the tailgate and 3D grille engraved with dynamic Peugeot red. The halogen headlights are housed in distinctive rectangular blocks beneath the clear cover. They feature the latest-generation guide technology to improve visibility. The curved indicator strips and daytime running lights are both LED and frame the main lights, giving the car a personality all of its own.
The 208 GTi's cockpit has been brought up-to-date with F1 inspired features, such as the top marker steering wheel, that blend perfectly with state of the art technology. The striking red and black colour scheme and dark headlining emphasise the dynamism of the passenger compartment, which is enhanced by a dashboard trimmed in leather effect material with red overstitching. The 7-inch touch screen is fitted as standard and positioned in the best possible location, giving you easy access to the satellite navigation, on board trip computer, Bluetooth (TM) and many other functions.
The 208 GTi purrs into action as soon as you turn the key. The 208 GTi can take you from a standing start to 100km/h in less than seven seconds. The new 1.6L high pressure turbocharged petrol engine with 147kw is truly exhilarating. It features variable valve timing on inlet and exhaust valves, variable inlet valve lift for improved flexibility, and a reworked exhaust line. Together with a short throw 6-speed manual gearbox, this powerful combo is the perfect complement to the GTi chassis' sleek aerodynamics.
When you drive a 208 GTi, you'll feel safe, thanks to a combination of superb road-holding, a substantial protective frame and multi-feature ESP braking system. The 208 GTi comes with the latest-generation Electronic Stability Program (ESP), which is able to detect the first signs of a sideways skid and helps reduce over steer. It keeps the car on course by reducing engine power and braking individual wheels. And to keep you as safe as possible, it has six air bags as standard - two at the front and four along each side.
30 years after it was originally created, the Peugeot GTi Legend is back! Peugeot presents a radical reinterpretation of the GTi legend. With lively driving sensations, thanks to exclusive modifications by Peugeot Sport, the 208 GTi 30th demonstrates that soul, sportsmanship and efficiency are essential components in the Peugeot DNA. Only a small number of 208 GTi 30th anniversary editions were allocated to Australia, so this hot hatch is guaranteed to retain its exclusivity.