For this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Peugeot is planning to reveal a special edition of its 208 GTI. Called Peugeot 208 GTI 30th Anniversary, the new special edition features the British flag on its front grille and will be showcased at the Supercar & ‘First Glimpse’ class.
Unfortunately, there aren’t too many details but we do know that under the hood there is a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 197 hp (147 kW) and 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque.
The 208 GTI is able to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.8 seconds, while top speed is 225 km/h or 140 mph.
Still, the 208 GTI 30th Anniversary is not the only model Peugeot will bring at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed as the French manufacturer’s lineup will also include the 2008 DKR, Exalt Concept, 208 Hybrid FE, 208 GTI Prestige, 308 Hatchback, 308 R Study and the 208 T16 Pikes Peak. [source: Peugeot]
Customers for the new Peugeot 208 GTi are given the freedom to choose from a number of materials and colors. Onlookers would find it quite easy to recognize the new Peugeot 208 GTi because of its distinctive posture and stance. It features bodywork with an array of components that help the three-door car become more distinctive. Its wheel-hugging arches, as well as body sills and wing extensions, all contribute to the overall looks of the new Peugeot 208 GTi, which features tracks that are wider by 10 mm at the front and 20 mm at the rear.
Lending the new Peugeot 208 GTi a more refined light signature are new halogen headlamps, which now feature the latest generation of light guides. Featuring a rectangular internal structure, these new halogen headlamps employ light emitting diodes (LED) for the directional indicators as well for daytime lighting. These headlamps are accentuated by so-called cat’s eye pupils that comes in the form of floating trims.
Further defining the front end of the new Peugeot 208 GTi is a special gloss black 208 grille with a special mesh, thereby further making the headlamps stand out. The grille features bright chrome inserts, lending the front end a three-dimensional sport checkered flag effect.
Peugeot’s designers also paid more attention to the design of the cabin to give passengers a more comfortable and cozy environment. The upper section of the cabin features dark color schemes with red highlights. Welcoming occupants as soon as they open the door into the cabin are aluminum sills stamped with the Peugeot name.
Built to cater to demanding customers, the Peugeot 208 GTi offers a sophisticated array of materials and colors. Its dynamism is well-communicated by its exterior looks and its characteristic posture, making the 208 GTi easily recognizable. It is laden with special bodywork and components that further boost its dynamic effect. For instance, the new Peugeot 208 GTi is provided with wheels hugging the arches as well as body sills and wing extensions that help enhance its overall looks. Furthermore, the new Peugeot 208 GTi features wider tracks on the front (plus 10 mm) and on the rear (plus 20 mm).
The front of the new 208 GTi has a stunning light signature that is visible both during the day and at night. This light signature has been further refined by the use of new halogen headlamps equipped with the latest generation light guide. These lamps come with a rectangular internal structure that employs light emitting diode units for the directional indicators and daytime lighting. The main beam headlamps are surrounded by a floating trim evoking a cat's pupil.
These headlamps flank a special 208 grille made more exceptional by a mesh, which also makes the lights stand out. This gloss black grille features bright chrome inserts, resulting to a three-dimensional sport checkered flag effect. All of these lend the new 208 GTi a front end that is sophisticated.