The highly anticipated and awaited Goodwood Festival of Speed flagged off yesterday. We have been exhaustively bringing you all the updates of the upcoming launches scheduled for Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Latest news comes from Peugeot which unveiled its most radical GTi till date, the 208 30th anniversary special limited edition. The Peugeot 208 GTi 30th delivers a more intense driving sensation with a new Euro6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine that makes 206bhp and 300Nm of torque. Power is mated to wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. The 208 accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 6.5 seconds. The exterior can also be distinguished with an optional paint finish – a coupe franche – where the rear is separated distinctively by a sharp dividing line from which the colours are cleanly divided. Despite these high performance numbers, the 209 GTi has CO2 emissions of 125g/km.
Expressing his views on the occasion, Maxime Picat, Brand CEO of Peugeot said, “As with any project of this type, there was a convergence of ideas and needs. Following on from the RCZ R, Peugeot 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.”
Julien Kerlidou, Product Manager of 208 said, “The 208 GTi 30th builds on the virtues of a strong identity, great attention to detail and in the style of the 208 GTi, and takes on a more radical and brutish fashion, making the link with the incisive character of its dynamic performance.”
The suspension on the 208 GTi 30th is 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 208 GTi 30th anniversary Limited Edition made its world debut on display with dynamic demonstrations at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – dynamically in the Supercar & ‘First Glimpse’ class on the Hillclimb at speed and on static display in the Moving Motor Show showroom – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This new offering from Peugeot will also goes on public display at the Paris Motor Show in October and will go on sale in November 2014.
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