After one teaser, Peugeot officially unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition with the occasion of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, this new anniversary edition looks much better than the standard version. First of all the vehicle was lowered by 10 mm, while the track was widened by 22 mm at the front and 16 mm at the rear.
In addition, the lower stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts, wheel arches and by the 18-inch matt black rims. Behind the wheels we find 232 mm brake discs at the front and Brembo fixed four-piston calipers.
Moreover, the chrome finishers were replaced by matt black, while the front shows new grille surround, foglamp bezels and door mirror shells. The front wheels show large red Peugeot Sport labeled brake calipers, while the window rear weather strip pays homage to the iconic 205 GTi.
The rear weather strip is also finished in matt black, while the quarter panel shows a ‘208 GTi 30th’ logo. The rear end shows twin chrome tail pipes that enhance the sound of the engine. The exterior design is completed by the unique two-tone and two-material treatment inspired by the Onyx Supercar Concept.
The front end is finished in textured black, while the rear shows lacquered red. Still, Peugeot will also offer the 208 GTi 30th in Pearl White and Ruby Red, the historical colours of GTi cars. Same theme is continued at the interior, where the red fading to black finishers change to lacquered black, while the black door handles with a red line echo the seat belts.
Moreover, the floor mats are trimmed in red, while the front seats are specially developed by Peugeot Sport. The bucket seats are trimmed mainly in Alcantara and are accompanied by black TEP with red stitching and a black dotted mesh pattern with red highlights.
The interior also features a numbered plaque ‘208 GTi 30th’ positioned above the courtesy lamp. Under the hood, the 1.6-liter THP engine was boosted to 208 hp and 300 Nm of torque, which means that the new model gains 8 hp and 25 Nm of torque.
Power is delivered to the front wheels via the 6-speed manual gearbox with specific gear rations and a Torsen limited slip differential, taken from the RCZ R. The 208 GTi 30th needs only 6.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and 6 seconds to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in 5h gear. [source: Peugeot]