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Peugeot 208 GTi with a new design

The hot hatchback Peugeot 205 GTi will be getting a new look. The result is the Peugeot 208 GTi which will be launched in Geneva. This car has acquired the engine of Peugeot RCZ THP 200. The six speed manual transmission can emit 203 hp which guarantees good performance. The predecessor that was launched in the 80’s only gives off about 104 hp. The engine for the 208 is very efficient. The concept is referred to XY which according to Peugeot will have Pulsion paintwork. As a result, it will have a unique look. The car has got sixteen coats of both paint and lacquer. Of course this has a drawback. You can’t get a paint job at your local store in case it gets scratched. Peugeot is planning to sell it in the up market. The car is practical and emits low emission. The car company is looking for new ways to add value to the said model.

Peugeot 208 GTi Rear View

Peugeot 208 GTi Rear View

The Peugeot 208 GTi will definitely appeal to young people who love road trips. The said model embodies efficiency just like other previous models. However, technological development is obvious. 205 and 207 are heavy. The new one has seen reduction in weight. It is said to be 100 kg lighter than previous models. It is said to tip the scale and it is less than one thousand kg. The shape of the car was redefined giving it good figures. Remember that aerodynamics is important in the performance aspect.

Peugeot 208 GTi Interior

Peugeot 208 GTi Interior

The acceleration is about 62 mph in less than 6.5 seconds. It beats the 207 GTI that only register at about 7.1 seconds. According to Vincent Rambaud, one of the big bosses in Peugeot, they are not yet committed with the launch of 208 GTi however rest assured that it will be put in production due to the fact that the company is working hard on it. What is cooking with Peugeot 208 GTi? The chassis, rear beam and anti roll bars make it a comfortable car with decent grip.

Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

GTi version is leaning towards the sporty side. There are revisions happening especially in the front area. The engine is solidified to promote stability and precision. The car model has also got a wider track so it will be able to cope up with the engine. Its four corners have 18 inch wheels. The front wheels will receive great traction and updated brake discs. A controversial aspect for Peugeot 208 GTi is the steering wheel which is much higher than the seat. There are some details that the car maker haven’t released yet but car enthusiasts will only just have to wait several more months. This 208 GTi will be launched in 2013 and with a price tag of £18,000.

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