Just in time for the 2015 Goodwood Moving Motor Show and Festival of Speed, Peugeot unveiled the all-new 308 GTi. Available in two versions with 250 hp and 270 hp, the new hot hatch was developed by Peugeot Sport engineers and features several visual enhancements such as exclusive front and rear ends, full LED headlamps, a black radiator grille with horizontal chequered pattern and gloss black finishing.
In addition, the same motif is found on the air intake, surrounded by sequential LED indicators, red detail strip or chrome on Ultimated Red cars, as well as two front spoilers. Seen from the side, the Peugeot 308 GTi sits 11 millimetres closer to the ground, features 18-inch Diamant alloy wheels on GTi 250 version and 19-inch Carbone alloy wheels for the GTi 270 hp.
Moreover, the GTi 270 version features race-developed 380 mm ventilated discs at the front, mounted on aluminum hubs. Furthermore, the vehicle features a wider 1,570 mm track at the front and 1,554 mm at the rear. The exclusive Coupe France two-tone design will be available exclusively on the GTi 270 version and costs 1,300 GBP, featuring the Ultimate Red colour with Nera Black.
Peugeot says that its new hot hatch will be available in Ultimate Red, Pearlescent White, Magnetic Blue, Nera Black, Cumulus Grey and the standard, non-metallic Hurricane Gray.
Same sporty theme is found at the interior where we find bucket seats (on the top-spec GTi 270 version) wrapped in Alcantara with red stitching, a stylish flat-bottomed steering wheel, the i-Cockpit instrument, a driver-facing touchscreen and GTi as well as Peugeot Sport signature on the door sills.
The Driver Sport Pack is offered as standard and the vehicle gets the Sport button on the centre console, which changes the display from white to red, enhances the engine’s growl and changes the accelerate pedal mapping. Under the hood, there is a 1.6-liter THP S&S engine that generates 250 hp (182 kW) or 170 hp (200 kW) and 330 Nm of torque.
Bolted to a 6-speed manual transmission, the GTi 250 version is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.2 seconds, while the GTi 270 hp achieves the same speed in 6.0 seconds.
Both models offer a top speed electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h. CO2 emissions are just 139 g/km, while combined cycle fuel economy is 47.1 mpg. 308 GTi 250 by PEUGEOT SPORT is priced from £26,555 MRRP with 308 GTi 270 by PEUGEOT SPORT from £28,155 MRRP, both vehicles will be available to order soon.