Peugeot is certainly the most famous French car manufacturer in the world. It has more than 60 million vehicles sold on the entire planet. The brand is a successful one mostly because it tries to reunite excellence and emotion in its vehicles. And it is precisely this reunion that will also characterize the Peugeot 208 GTi, which has just been introduced as a special edition celebrating the 30th anniversary of the vehicle.
Peugeot 208 GTi has just had its official debut today at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It brings a new Euro 6-compliant 1.6-liter THP 4-cylinder gasoline engine that generates 208 PS (153 kW) and 300 Nm (221 lb-ft). This makes it 8 PS (6 kW) and 25 Nm (18 lb-ft) more powerful than in the previous engine configuration. The engine enables the vehicle to sprint the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) distance in 6.5 seconds and it will reach 1 km (0.62 miles) from a standstill after 26.5 seconds. It needs six seconds in the 5th gear to accelerate from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 75 mph (120 km/h).
Peugeot 208 GTi also features a six-speed manual transmission as well as a Torsen limited slip differential together with retuned suspension and steering systems which should provide the car with "exceptional traction and efficiency." In addition, it is distinguished by a two-tone red and black livery and it sits on a set of 18-inch alloy wheels shod around in Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 ZR 18 rubbers. Take a look at the special edition vehicle!
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