Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition
Peugeot unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition on the occasion of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. 30 years after the 205 GTi, Peugeot reinterprets the legend in a more radical version of the 208 GTi. The 208 GTi 30th delivers more intense driving sensations with its new Euro 6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine developing 208 hp and torque increased to 300 Nm. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, with exceptional traction and efficiency assured through the specification of a Torsen differential and specific suspension and steering settings. Its sporty and assertive temperament can also been seen in its stance and look, in particularly by its two-material livery, separated by a sharp dividing line. It will be presented to the public at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, with sales starting in November 2014.
"Following on from the RCZ R, the brand called on the skills at Peugeot Sport to develop a more radical version of the 208 GTi. In this way the 208 GTi 30th celebrates the 30 years of the GTi Peugeot." Maxime Picat - Peugeot Brand CEO
On 13 March 2014, less than a year after its sales launch, the 10,000th Peugeot 208 GTi came off the production line, confirming the success of the reinterpretation of the GTi legend and Peugeot's top of the range sports strategy in the B Segment.
Peugeot has left its mark on the history of motorsport; this DNA can be found in the genes of the 208 GTi, as with the RCZ, and its R version, pumped-up by Peugeot Sport. As Peugeot celebrates 30 years since the original 205 GTi, it is now the turn for the 208 GTi to pass through the expert hands of Peugeot Sport, to give it a more radical character with what some call 'extra soul', in response to expectations from enthusiasts wanting a sportier and more passionate experience.
Source: Peugeot press