Peugeot 208 GTI 1

The Peugeot 208 GTI limited edition has hit the headlines recently following it’s release of just 29 models. They have been released to celebrate the Peugeot 205 GTI release back in 1984.

The release special edition GTI comes in line with the Paris Motor Show. The cars will only make available here in the UK. They will cost £20,495. The cars will contain plenty of special features including specially design 17 inch alloy wheels.
The cars will have individual identification numbers from 01 to 29. A British flag will be placed upon the lower grille to signify where the car is made available.

For the first time ever, a Peugeot vehicle will come with a satellite navigation system. A digital radio (DAB) will also be installed.
The car is set to be produced next April. The car will be launched alongside the official GTi launch next May. The standard Peugeot 208 GTI will cost around £19,000.

Peugeot are looking to stake a larger claim within the hot hatch segment. They believe that the new 208 GTI will on par with the likes of the Golf GTI. The car has been made a lot lighter, weighing just 1,160 kg. That’s quite a small amount of weight to contain a 1.6 litre turbo engine, capable of producing 197 BHP. Those statistics point out that the car is faster than the 206 and 207 GTi.

A Rallye version
Considering that the vehicle has been made a lot lighter and more agile, Peugeot racing enthusiasts have decided to make a Rallye edition of the car, a famous name in the racing world. The soundproofing, centre armrests and rear headrests will be removed in typical fashion. It will be painted white with matching alloy wheels.

The car is unlikely to be sold in mass amounts; it is purely the work of enthusiasts. The car could be made even lighter with a glass roof being made rather than a conventional one. Luxury features such as air conditioning could be removed too.
The car market in Europe is very weak right now so the car is unlikely to make it into production. If it was developed, it would only target a very small segment of the market. A better equipped model with more luxurious features would better to the market conditions right now.