Peugeot finally unveiled the new 308 GTi, the high-performance version of their hatchback model. Designed to slot above the GT model, it comes with a serious 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and a total mass of just 1,205 kilograms.
The gasoline unit produces either 250 hp or 270 hp with 330 Nm of torque in both cases. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h takes either 6,2 or exactly 6 seconds with a standard six-speed manual transmission on both models.
At the exterior, you will notice the two-color finish, new 18-inch alloy wheels, large air intakes, side skirts and a glossy front grille. Stopping power is offered by improved brakes with 380 mm (front) and 268 mm (rear) discs while a retuned suspension brings the car 11 mm closer to the ground.
Despite the good performance figures, the engine meets the Euro 6 standard with a combined fuel economy of 6 liters/ 100 km or 39,2 mpg US. Inside you will get aluminum door sills, red stitching, bucket seats and new floor mats.
A Torsen limited-slip differential also helps with the performance while the revised exhaust with a dual-pipe finish completes the list of features. Pricing on the new Peugeot 308 GTi starts at £26,555 while for extra £1600 you can get the more powerful model.