2015 The Legend Returns - 30 years of the Peugeot GTi

 

2015 - The Legend Returns

5 May 2015

30 years after it was originally created, the Peugeot GTi Legend is back! Peugeot presents a radical reinterpretation of the GTi legend. With lively driving sensations, thanks to exclusive modifications by Peugeot Sport, the 208 GTi 30th demonstrates that soul, sportsmanship and efficiency are essential components in the Peugeot DNA.

The new 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition combines exceptional driving sensations with optimised performance thanks to a new 153kW e-THP S&S (Stop & Start technology) engine. Combined cycle fuel consumption is 5.4l/100km.

Mated to a manual 6 speed gearbox the engine supplies 153kW power (208bhp) and a torque of 300 Nm. Also included are a Torsen limited differential and specially designed car-to-ground connecting components, for the ultimate in traction, grip and efficiency.

This winning mix of sportiness and efficiency is topped off by CO2 emissions of just 125g/km - making the 208 GTi 30th one of the outstanding performers in its segment.

The Peugeot 208 GTi 30th accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and covers 0 to 1000 m in 26.5 seconds. This exceptional performance is matched by an equally impressive braking system: the brake discs are 323 mm in diameter and 28 mm thick and come fitted with Brembo fixed four-piston calipers, all with a view to ensuring optimum braking stability.

The ESP and anti-skid features have been recalibrated to make them less intrusive while driving and to make more traction available. Grip is optimised thanks to a lowered centre of gravity, revised suspension geometry and Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 ZR 18 tyres, ensuring exceptional road-holding - a major plus point when tackling bends. Whatever the driving situation, this GTi Legend helps you keep you cornering tight and accurate while letting you enjoy all the sensations the road ahead has to offer.

Thanks to specially adjusted shock absorbers with stiffer springs, the Peugeot 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition provides optimised road-holding, plus highly responsive steering offering a winning blend of precision and agility.

To read more about the new Peugeot 208 GTi, go to Peugeot New Zealand's website here.