Peugeot 208 GTI 30th Anniversary announced for 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Article by Christian A., on June 17, 2014

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.

Press Release


PEUGEOT is celebrating 30 years of the GTi in 2014 and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (27th–29th June) in the Supercar & ‘First Glimpse’ class, a specially-enhanced 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition makes its world debut on display with dynamic demonstrations.

The 208 GTi 30th Anniversary will be available for viewing on static display in the Moving Motor Show showroom and on the Hillclimb at speed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The debut of the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary is similar to the reveal of the RCZ R the previous year and is all part of the exciting showcase of products placed on display at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed by PEUGEOT that includes an enviable line-up:

On display at the PEUGEOT Stand:

2008 DKR – the Dakar challenger for the 2015 endurance competition
PEUGEOT Design Lab mezzanine space displaying the ONYX Sofa– on sale at €135,000
‘PEUGEOT Gravity Drop’ public ride – pre-booking available at
Exalt Concept Car (European debut)
RCZ R Sports Coupé – 270bhp 1.6-litre road car
308 R Concept Car (270bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine)
208 HYbrid FE Demonstrator (capable of 0-60mph in 8.0seconds / 46g/km CO2)
308 Hatchback (2014 European Car of the Year)
208 GTi Prestige (fully-specified model)
On dynamic demonstration up the Goodwood Hillclimb:

2014 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition(World debut)
2013 208 T16 Pikes Peak car - driven by 9-times World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb
1988 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak - driven by Enda Garvey
On show at the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’:
2004 907 V12 Coupé Concept

In 2014, PEUGEOT marks a 125-year anniversary of automotive development, following the brands evolution initiated in 1810 from a business developing cutting tools and mills, kitchen utensils and other developments. The progression from producing cycles, scooters, motorcycles and then motor vehicles – has seen the automotive division achieve many notable successes:

1810 Peugeot brand was formed producing metal cutting and shaping implements - saws and chisels
1889 The steam-driven Serpollet-Peugeot automobile was the first and only one was produced
1890 The first internal-combustion Peugeot car was a Type 2 powered by a Panhard-Daimler engine
1894 Albert Lemaître driving a Peugeot 3hp Type 5 won the very first recorded motor sport competition – the Paris to Rouen race. Five Peugeot cars were entered with all five finishing.
1895 Édouard and André Michelin first used pneumatic tyres in competition on a Peugeot car Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race
1896 Peugeot Automobiles business was established, and Peugeot engines powered its vehicles
1898 Peugeot became the first manufacturer to fit (solid) rubber tyres to a (petrol-powered) car
1899 Lemaître won the Nice-Castellane-Nice Rally in a Peugeot 20hp racer
1901 Type 36 was the first Peugeot to feature a bonnet, a new single-cylinder engine and a steering wheel. The first Peugeot Bebé was shown at the Paris Motor Show and became a ‘style leader’
1907 Peugeot’s first 6-cylinder engine was shown at the Paris Salon
1912 The second Peugeot Bebé (baby / compact / small car – BP1) was designed by Ettore Bugatti
1912 Georges Boillot driving a Peugeot with the first four-valve per cylinder engine (DOHC 4-cylinder 7.6-litre) won the French Grand Prix & was the first to repeat success winning in 1913 and 1915
1913 Production of automobiles started at Sochaux (now the oldest car-producing site in the world)
1913 Peugeot became the first non-American company to win the Indianapolis race, winning again in 1916 (Dario Resta) and in 1919 (Howdy Wilcox)
1922 Peugeot won the Coppa Florios race and again in 1925
1923 First in the Touring Car Grands Prix, repeated in 1925 and in 1926 won the Spa 24 hour race
1929 Peugeot introduced a numerical identity after its 201st design became known as the ‘201’ – which in 1931 was the first production car in the world to have independent front suspension
1934 Introduction of the world’s first retractable hardtop car with the 401 Éclipse
1935 Production of the 202, 302 and 402 all featured the Airflow-inspired aerodynamic style
1938 402 was the first aerodynamic Peugeot car to be mass produced, called the ‘Sochaux Rocket’
1959 Peugeot launched the 403 Diesel – the first mass-produced Diesel car in the world
1963 The Peugeot 404 Sedan won the East African Safari and again in 1966 and 1967
1965 The 404 set 40 endurance class records for a Diesel powered car at the Monthléry race track
1967 204 was the first front-wheel drive car with diesel power (the smallest diesel engine in the world)
1969 Peugeot 504 was voted 1969 European Car of the Year (119 points awarded)
1972 104 was the smallest five-door car in the world when launched
1975 The 504 Injection Sedan won the East African Safari and again in 1978
1979 Peugeot 604 D Turbo was the first turbocharged diesel car to be sold in Europe
1981 Peugeot Sport was formed by then director, Jean Todt
1984 The Peugeot 205 GTi was launched – the birth of a popular icon of ‘pocket-rocket’ performance
1984 205 Turbo 16 (T16) Group B was the first mid-engined four-wheel drive car and took its first victory in Finland in the hands of Ari Vatanen
1985 Peugeot won the Manufacturer’s & Driver’s title (Timo Salonen) in the World Rally Championship
1987 Peugeot then won the Dakar Rally with 205 T16 and three times (1988-1990 with the 405 T16
1988 At the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in Colorado Peugeot won twice (1988 & 1989) with the 405 T16
1988 Peugeot 405 was voted 1988 European Car of the Year (464 points awarded – the highest ever score)
1992 905 won the Le Mans 24-hour race and in 1993 followed it with a perfect 1-2-3 finish
1994 Powered McLaren in Formula One, then Jordan GP in 1995-97 and Prost GP 1998-2000
1999 Peugeot 607 was the first car to be fitted with a Diesel particulate filter as standard
2000 206 WRC won the Manufacturer’s (2000-2002) & Drivers title with Marcus Grönholm
2002 Peugeot 307 was voted 2002 European Car of the Year (286 points awarded)
2003 The 206 was the first diesel supermini to be equipped with a particulate filter
2004 Peugeot 1007 was the first passenger car to feature sliding doors on a two door car
2007 Peugeot won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) 3-times (2007-2009) with the 207 S2000
2009 908 HDi FAP won the Le Mans 24-hour race, winning many other LMS races around the world
2010 Peugeot 3008 Crossover HYbrid4 was the world’s first production diesel-electric hybrid vehicle
2013 Peugeot returned to Pikes Peak with Sébastien Loeb who conquered the hillclimb in a time of just 8:13.878, beating the previous record by an astonishing 90 seconds
2014 Peugeot 308 voted 2014 European Car of the Year (307 points awarded)

The PEUGEOT Brand can trace its roots back to 1810, and it was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles, thus in 2014 it celebrates 125 years of vehicle production with over 60 million sold. Conveyed through its brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries with some 10,000 Franchised Dealers and recognised for its Excellence, Allure and Emotion.

In 2013 PEUGEOT sold 1.5m vehicles worldwide, represented in the majority of markets around the world with a strategy to continuously move the Brand up-market.

The UK is currently the 3rd largest market for PEUGEOT. Recent models in the eight-car line-up that include the expanding 208 range with the emblematic performance GTi and luxurious XY versions, supplemented by the new 2008 Urban Crossover and the new class-leading 308 – 2014 European Car of the Year, available in Hatchback and SW estate body styles. The new 108 – available in Hatchback or 108 Top! Cabrio is the Brand’s latest model, introducing new levels of style, technology, efficiency and personalisation to the compact car sector.

PEUGEOT has a reinvigorated range of high quality products and services that provide and combine a refined design with great attention to detail, and a unique driving experience delivering the satisfaction and emotion identifiable with every PEUGEOT product.

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