The novel concept car of Peugeot Company – Peugeot 208 GTi was unveiled under the glowing lights of the Geneva Motor Show 2012. The Peugeot 208 GTi portrays its predecessor 205 and is considered as the tribute to its previous 205 model. The 208 GTi is estimated to race on the roads by the end of this year. The 208 GTi is tuned up from the Peugeot 208 model to bestow more furious outlook and performance.
2013 Peugeot 208 GTi
2013 Peugeot 208 GTi
2013 Peugeot 208 GTi
2013 Peugeot 208 GTi
2013 Peugeot 208 GTi
Extreme graphic exteriors
The exterior of the GTi model has double chromed exhaust tail pipes, lower sill skirt extensions and aero lower bodywork spoilers. The artifacts in the GTi model grant additional style evolving the 208 model into a more aggressive car. The Rims are customized to confer the style and grip on the road. The glowing 18- inch alloy wheels have been fitted in the 208 GTi model to boost up the style. The brakes are tuned up to be large to give you a safe journey and to gain full control of the 208 GTi on the roads. The logo of the GTi being furnished with aluminum harks back the legendary 205 model. The Peugeot 208 GTi unveiled in the motor show was painted with purple color to give an awesome look with all the external body kits fitted with it.
Enhancements under the hood
The GTi has also been perfectly modded beneath the hood with the 1.6- liter turbocharged diesel engine. The turbocharged engine exerts a power of 197 HP and the torque of 203 lb-ft giving you the comfort to steer around the streets of the city with ease. The 208 GTi is equipped with six speed manual transmission to pierce through the air, conferring you the pickup of 0 to 60 Kmph within 7 seconds.
Confirmed Comfy on your interiors
The interior of the GTi has been customized to deliver the experience of a sports car. The steering wheel is stitched with sports leather to ensure the grip in your hands. The steering wheel is small in size than the conventional models, which provides you the novel ergonomics while driving the 208 GTi and The external cover of the seats is stitched with Nappa leather and the centre portion of the seat is stuffed up by cloth materials and embossed with tartan motif. The head resistant is also finished with leather to bequeath you the supreme comfort of the sports cars. The fascia capping equipped inside is finished with grey stitching and the roof of the 208 GTi is entirely lined in black. All the pedals of the GTi model are made up of aluminum.
Glow to go
Both the front and the rear lamps are modded with light signature and the rear lamp is of boomerang model. The Peugeot 208 GTi weighs nearly 100 Kg with all the enhancements in it. The new 208 GTi will surely stamp its foot print hard on the roads when it comes for the market.
208 GTi, re-generation of the legend
Peugeot has made its mark in the history of motor sport. Whether through its models, its success in competition or its infamy through advertising and promotions, the Marque's DNA has the best genes for creating the modern performance GTi. The expectation was simple: to create a playful and chic sports car, a contemporary interpretation of the legend that is a Peugeot GTi.
At first glance, the eyes are impressed initially by presence, with a vehicle which affirms its identity: sporty and refined. There can be no doubting the sportiness of this new 208 derivative. Crossing the gloss black rear skirt, the exhaust emerges with a trapezoid chromed double tailpipe, an innovative design emphasising the uniqueness of this model. The chromed trim strip decorates the window lower edge culminating in a signature accent that pays tribute to the illustrious 205 GTi.
Furthermore, the quarter panel trim proudly bears the GTi logo, in bright chrome accentuated in red highlights. Regardless of the exterior colour chosen, this red punctuates throughout the vehicle: on 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. The whole is subtly enhanced by the touches of bright chrome on the fog lamp trim surrounds, the grille upper trim and the door mirrors.
Opening the doors reveals a passenger compartment that reflects the paintwork. From the sill, embossed with the name Peugeot, the passenger compartment is notably sporty. With a colour scheme combining red, black and satin chrome and red GTi overstitching throughout, the interior is striking, down to the smallest detail.
Resolutely sporty, the seat combines full grain Club Nappa leather and Caro Weave cloth, made more dynamic by a red line detail. The dashboard with red overstitching has a decoration of red graduating to black, matching the door crossbars. The vehicle performance information is provided via the high-mounted instrument panel.
Technological, it is equipped with a colour matrix, surrounded by dials with a chromed bead back-lit in red by LEDs. On their brushed aluminium background, decorated with a gloss black chequered motif, the white needles rise through to the red zone.
The driver is well supported in the cossetting seat structure, harnessed in black seat belts (with red edging) allowing an excellent driving position that is clear and comfortable. The feet naturally find the aluminium pedals and footrest, the heels in contact with the unique 208 GTi floor mats with black surround and again, overstitched in red. Intuitively, the hands rest on the small black full grain perforated leather steering wheel with red overstitching. The left hand easily and naturally finds the aluminium gear lever knob, with red side insert and the overstitched leather handbrake lever.
"The 208 was an excellent base for developing a sports hatchback. We have worked with particular attention on the steering response, the chassis dynamics and the rigidity of the suspension. The 208 GTi successfully combines performance, safety and driving pleasure." Marie Beaumont, 208 GTi Dynamics Manager
The 208 GTi delights its driver with an incisive driving experience due to the involving chassis dynamics, providing superb driving sensations. Springs, calibration of the shock absorbers, anti-roll bar, enhanced front subframe and rear crossmember rigidity, plus that the suspension and wheels are specific to this latest Peugeot GTi.
Agile and reactive, the 208 GTi balances from one turn to the next with complete precision. Controlled by the steering, the settings of which have been revised to increase firmness, the front suspension returns the information perfectly and responsively. The rear suspension is also well tuned for safe and involved driving. Fitted with 205/45 tyres, the 17" diamond Carbon wheels, with Storm paint and matt varnish, house 302mm ventilated discs at the front and 249mm at the rear. Cooled by dynamic air intakes, they provide controlled and incisive braking.
The 1.6-litre THP 200bhp petrol engine expresses itself through a reworked exhaust system. As soon as the ignition is switched on, it emits an appealing sound that delights the ears, at all engine speeds. Coupled with a manual gearbox with six, close-ratio gears, the engine draws the full potential from this chassis. With its maximum torque of 275Nm and its maximum power of 147kW (200bhp), the 208 GTi has the potential of acceleration to the highest level. 0 to 62mph is reached in less than 7.0 seconds. In-gear re-acceleration is equally impressive, with the 208 GTi accelerating from 50 to 75mph in less than 7.0 seconds in 5th gear. This performance benefits from the improvement achieved from lightening the weight of the vehicle.
Light in weight, at 1160kg, the 208 GTi achieves a real feat by emitting CO2 at just 145g/km.
A playful sports car, powerful and safe, with an enchanting sound, which is also a practical hatchback, the 208 GTi will delight its drivers every day, the (fully disengageable) ESP watching over them.
The announcement of this new Peugeot 208 GTi follows closely on from the launch of 208 which has been an instant success, now with 9,000 UK orders since order books opened.
British buyers will be delighted with this modern take of a true Peugeot GTi classic.
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