Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition

Peugeot 208 GTi обзавелся спецверсией 30th Anniversary

На Фестивале скорости в Гудвуде состоялась презентация «горячего» хэтчбека Peugeot 208 GTi в спецверсии 30th Anniversary, приуроченной к 30-летнему юбилею бренда GTi. Мировая премьера модели состоялась осенью на автсалоне в Париже 2014.

Внешне спецверсию Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary отличают об обычной модели расширенная колея (на 22 мм спереди и на 16 мм — сзади), уменьшенный на 10 миллиметров дорожный просвет, большие черные 18-дюймовые колесные диски, расширенные арки, увеличенный задний спойлер, хромированные патрубки выпускной системы, а также черные матовые корпуса зеркал заднего вида, окантовки решетки радитора и противотуманок.

Под капотом автомобиля остался 1,6-литровый бензиновый турбомотор THP от стандартного 208 GTi, но его мощность увеличили с 200 до 208 л.с., а максимальный крутящий момент вырос с 275 до 300 Нм. Тяга передается на колеса передней оси через 6-ступенчатую механическую трансмиссию. Кроме того, хэтчбек оснастили дифференциалом повышенного трения Torsen от купе Peugeot RCZ R.

С места до сотни Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary ускоряется за 6,5 секунды (на 0,3 сек. быстрее стандартного 200-сильного хэтча), а километр при старте с места автомобиль преодолевает за 26,5 с. Производитель отмечает также, что для спецверсии инженеры пересмотрели настройки шасси и рулевого управления у авто.

Представленный в Гудвуде хэтчбек окрашен в черно-красный цвет — по схожему принципу с «заряженным» Peugeot 308 R Concept, но покупатели смогут заказать автомобиль в белом цвете Pearl White или красном Ruby Red. Европейские продажи новинки стартовали в нобяре 2014-го, информации о ценах нет.

Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport

Высокий спрос на спецверсию Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary подтолкнул французов ввести данный хэтчбек в стандартную линейку. Отныне 208-сильный вариант получил название Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport.

Премьера автомобиля состоится на Женевском автосалоне 2015 вместе со стандартными версиями обновленных Пежо 208 2016. Автомобили получили подретушированную внешность и расширенный список оснащения.

Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition ( 2015 )

Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition

Peugeot unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition on the occasion of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. 30 years after the 205 GTi, Peugeot reinterprets the legend in a more radical version of the 208 GTi. The 208 GTi 30th delivers more intense driving sensations with its new Euro 6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine developing 208 hp and torque increased to 300 Nm. It is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, with exceptional traction and efficiency assured through the specification of a Torsen differential and specific suspension and steering settings. Its sporty and assertive temperament can also been seen in its stance and look, in particularly by its two-material livery, separated by a sharp dividing line. It will be presented to the public at the 2014 Paris Motor Show, with sales starting in November 2014.

“Following on from the RCZ R, the brand called on the skills at Peugeot Sport to develop a more radical version of the 208 GTi. In this way the 208 GTi 30th celebrates the 30 years of the GTi Peugeot.” Maxime Picat – Peugeot Brand CEO

On 13 March 2014, less than a year after its sales launch, the 10,000th Peugeot 208 GTi came off the production line, confirming the success of the reinterpretation of the GTi legend and Peugeot’s top of the range sports strategy in the B Segment.

Peugeot has left its mark on the history of motorsport; this DNA can be found in the genes of the 208 GTi, as with the RCZ, and its R version, pumped-up by Peugeot Sport. As Peugeot celebrates 30 years since the original 205 GTi, it is now the turn for the 208 GTi to pass through the expert hands of Peugeot Sport, to give it a more radical character with what some call ‘extra soul’, in response to expectations from enthusiasts wanting a sportier and more passionate experience.

2015 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition

A coherent exclusive signature with a more radical temperament

“Even if the 208 GTi 30th retains the identity, the care over details and the lines of the 208 GTi, it reinterprets them in a new more radical and brutish fashion, making the link with the incisive character of its dynamic performance.” Julien Kerlidou – 208 Product Manager

From the outset, the exclusive and more radical temperament shines through with the 208 GTi 30th. The suspension is lowered by 10mm, the track widened by 22mm at the front and 16mm at the rear, its larger wheels stand out, giving it a well planted stance on the road, clearly indicating its sporty intent.

The chic bright chrome finishers on the 208 GTi are replaced by matt black on the 208 GTi 30th, giving it a more brutish look. At the front the same treatment is applied to the grille surround, the foglamp bezels and door mirror shells

From the side, the lowered stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts and wheel arch extensions that cover new 18″ wheels finished with matt black rims. The front wheels house large red Peugeot Sport labelled brake calipers. The window weather strip, which finishes with a signature paying homage to the illustrious 205 GTi, is also finished in matt black, while the quarter panel bears a “208 GTi 30th” logo.

At the rear, the rounded twin chrome tail pipes ensure the sound of the new engine is fully expressed to enhance the aural driving experience.

Finally, the 208 GTi 30th could only be finished in colours that identify this sporting world. The interpretation uniting the red and black in a two-tone and two-material treatment is innovative and unique. The front is finished in a textured black, contrasting with the new lacquered red at the rear. The two colours are divided by a sharp oblique straight-cut line, as first seen on the Onyx Supercar Concept and reinterpreted on the 308 R and Exalt Concept cars. The 208 GTi 30th will also be available in top of the range Pearl White and Ruby Red, historical colours of GTi cars.

Perfectly consistent with its exterior signature and dynamic character, the interior ambience declares the more radical sporty character developed for the 208 GTi 30th. The red fading to black finishers on the 208 GTi change to lacquered black. The black door handles with a red line echo the seat belts. High-quality floor mats are trimmed in red, while the front bucket seats are of a form specially developed by Peugeot Sport. These seats are trimmed in a exclusive blend of materials, mainly Alcantara, accompanied by black TEP with red stitching and a black dotted mesh pattern with red highlights.

A numbered plate marked ‘208 GTi 30th’ positioned above the courtesy lamp finishes off this limited edition anniversary model.

Unrestrained driving sensations from incisive behaviour on the road

“Based on the 208 GTi, itself already a very effective and well powered car, our ambition was to focus on behaviour on the road, by further increasing its effectiveness. For this we have developed the traction and a potential for more grip, mainly on the front axle. The benefits are essentially in passing speeds, driving sensations and feedback.” Pierre Budar – 208 GTi 30th Project Manager

The sensations begin when taking the wheel of the 208 GTi 30th. For the driver, familiarisation is simple and obvious as is directing the car. The compact steering wheel makes it easy to place the vehicle and enhances driving sensations. The instruments, located high up, are directly in view. This facilitates the reading of information, which becomes instantaneous, without the driver having to take their eyes off the road.

Consistent with its specific dynamic character and pronounced driving sensations, this driving position is ideally complemented by a specific bucket seat developed by Peugeot Sport. Together with the small wheel, the head-up instruments and feedback from the specific steering and suspension, it allows the driver to be at one with their car.

The new 1.6 THP engine, meeting the Euro 6 emissions standard, is fitted with Stop & Start. Its maximum torque is increased to 300 Nm and maximum power to 208 hp, an immediate reference to the model name.

The power and torque are transmitted to the wheels via a 6-speed manual gearbox with specific gear ratios, and a Torsen limited slip differential – both taken from the RCZ R, allowing the full potential of the vehicle to be exploited.

The ESP and traction control are recalibrated, so as to be less intrusive when driving and to set free the vehicle’s traction and allow the Torsen to operate.

The advantage provided by the Torsen and the reduced anti-roll at the front are felt in particular when accelerating in a corner by maintaining tight trajectories, and when braking, by improving stability.

The lowered centre of gravity and redefined suspension geometry (track, camber, wheel alignment, 0.5″ wider wheels) and the Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 ZR 18 tyres optimise grip and ensure remarkable road holding.

The steering calibration has also been the subject of much development work, both on a circuit and on the road. The objective was to obtain a linear level of assistance appropriate for the character of the car, taking account of the effect produced by the Torsen.

Associated with new damper settings and spring rates, as well as revised anti-roll, the steering is informative. All together it offers both precision and agility.

The 208 GTi 30th can count on a braking system to match the performance achieved, with 323mm diameter and 28mm thick discs at the front and Brembo fixed four-piston calipers.

The sporty temperament of the 208 GTi 30th can also be seen in the figures: 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds and 0 to 1000 m in 26.5 seconds. Mid-range acceleration is also of a high level with figure of 6 seconds for 80 to 120 km/h in 5th gear.

Its performance and sharper handling are achieved with efficiency that is unprecedented in the segment, with CO2 emissions of just 125g/km.

The 208 GTi 30th again demonstrates that emotion, sportiness and efficiency are engrained in Peugeot’s heritage and genes.

2015 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition becomes official

After one teaser, Peugeot officially unveiled the 208 GTi 30th anniversary edition with the occasion of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, this new anniversary edition looks much better than the standard version. First of all the vehicle was lowered by 10 mm, while the track was widened by 22 mm at the front and 16 mm at the rear.

In addition, the lower stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts, wheel arches and by the 18-inch matt black rims. Behind the wheels we find 232 mm brake discs at the front and Brembo fixed four-piston calipers.

Moreover, the chrome finishers were replaced by matt black, while the front shows new grille surround, foglamp bezels and door mirror shells. The front wheels show large red Peugeot Sport labeled brake calipers, while the window rear weather strip pays homage to the iconic 205 GTi.

The rear weather strip is also finished in matt black, while the quarter panel shows a ‘208 GTi 30th’ logo. The rear end shows twin chrome tail pipes that enhance the sound of the engine. The exterior design is completed by the unique two-tone and two-material treatment inspired by the Onyx Supercar Concept.

The front end is finished in textured black, while the rear shows lacquered red. Still, Peugeot will also offer the 208 GTi 30th in Pearl White and Ruby Red, the historical colours of GTi cars. Same theme is continued at the interior, where the red fading to black finishers change to lacquered black, while the black door handles with a red line echo the seat belts.

Moreover, the floor mats are trimmed in red, while the front seats are specially developed by Peugeot Sport. The bucket seats are trimmed mainly in Alcantara and are accompanied by black TEP with red stitching and a black dotted mesh pattern with red highlights.

The interior also features a numbered plaque ‘208 GTi 30th’ positioned above the courtesy lamp. Under the hood, the 1.6-liter THP engine was boosted to 208 hp and 300 Nm of torque, which means that the new model gains 8 hp and 25 Nm of torque.

Power is delivered to the front wheels via the 6-speed manual gearbox with specific gear rations and a Torsen limited slip differential, taken from the RCZ R. The 208 GTi 30th needs only 6.5 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and 6 seconds to accelerate from 80 to 120 km/h in 5h gear. [source: Peugeot]

ORDER BOOKS OPEN FOR THE NEW PEUGEOT 208 GTi 30th

PEUGEOT is reinterpreting the hot hatch with a more radical version of the 208 GTi, 30 years after the original 205 GTi first thrilled car fans.

The 208 GTi 30th has been designed and engineered by PEUGEOT Sport to deliver a more intense driving sensation. A new Euro6 emissions-compliant 1.6-litre THP petrol engine develops more torque and has had its power output increased to a symbolic 208hp. A Torsen differential helps drivers exploit the extra power in corners. And matt black trim on the exterior, along with the optional ‘Coupe Franche’ paint finish – where the red at the rear is cleanly divided from the main black body colour – makes it stand out from the regular 208 GTi.

Although the PEUGEOT 208 GTi 30th will be one of the stars of the Paris Motor Show, ordering for the limited run of 100 cars to be sold in the UK has already opened. It goes on sale in November with prices starting at £21,995.

“As with any project of this type, there was a convergence of ideas and needs. Following on from the RCZ R, PEUGEOT Sport proposed that the Brand make a more radical version of the 208 GTi. At the same time the Brand thought about how best to celebrate 30 years of the PEUGEOT GTi in 2014.” Maxime Picat – PEUGEOT Brand CEO

Incisive on the road

With 10,000 sold after just one year, the regular 208 GTi has already been a sales success. The new GTi 30th has been designed to build on that feat by reinforcing the sporting credentials of the regular model. To accomplish this, while also celebrating the 205 GTi that kick-started the Brand’s hot hatch revolution three decades ago, PEUGEOT Sport’s expertise was invaluable.

With a regular 208 GTi as the starting point, a new 1.6-litre THP engine was installed. This increases torque from 275 to 300Nm and power output rises from 200 to 208hp. That means a 0-62mph of 6.5 seconds and a standing kilometre in 26.5 seconds. Mid-range acceleration is also impressive with 50 to 70mph taking 6.0 seconds in fifth gear. In addition, the new engine meets tough Euro6 emissions standards and reduces CO2 from 139g/km to 125g/km, unprecedented in the hot hatch segment.

To enable drivers to really exploit the extra power and driveability there’s a six-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels and the same Torsen differential that has been used to such great effect on the RCZ R. The benefits of this differential are felt in corners by enabling the car to hold a tight line during acceleration.

Compared to the regular 208 GTi, the track has been widened by 22mm at the front and 16mm at the rear. The suspension has been lowered by 10mm, features new damper settings and spring rates, along with different cambers and wheel alignment to the regular 208 GTi. The matt black 18-inch wheels are half an inch wider than the regular car’s and shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

To take advantage of the Torsen differential, the ESP and traction control have been recalibrated to be less intrusive and the anti-roll has been reduced. Similarly PEUGEOT Sport’s engineers spent a lot of time on track and road calibrating the steering to make the most of the Torsen differential. The result is optimised grip and remarkable road holding, along with informative steering that gives a feeling of precision and agility.

To ensure it stops as well as it goes, the 208 GTi 30th has an uprated braking system. At the front, meaty 323mm diameter discs that are 28mm thick are gripped with red Brembo fixed four piston callipers featuring PEUGEOT Sport badging. The rear callipers are grey. The spare wheel has been replaced with a tyre inflation kit to save weight.

Reinforcing the extra go with more ‘show’

The regular 208 GTi has a strong visual identity so PEUGEOT’s designers wanted to build on that. Gone is the regular car’s chic bright chrome finish, replaced by matt black on the 208 GTi 30th. That same matt black treatment is applied to the grille surround, the Cornering Assist fog lamp bezels and door mirror shells. From the side, the lowered stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts and wheel arch extensions. These cover new 18-inch matt black rims. The window trim strip, which finishes with a signature paying homage to the illustrious 205 GTi, is also finished in matt black, while the rear three-quarter panel bears a ‘208 GTi 30th logo’. Round, twin chrome tail pipes give a sporty look and sound.

There is a choice of three colours for the 208 GTi 30th. In the UK, 75 of the 100 cars that have been ordered by Dealers feature the ‘Coupe Franche’ finish. Translated literally, this means ‘clean cut’ and refers to the sharp, oblique line created where the two colours meet. The front of the car has a textured black finish while the rear features a new high-gloss red. Coupe Franche is an £800 extra. Of the remaining 25 cars, 20 are in Satin White (£150 option) and five are Rioja Red.

The interior has an equally sporty character. Passengers in the front enjoy bucket seats specially developed by PEUGEOT Sport. As with other contemporary models, the steering wheel is small to enhance driver sensation and there’s satellite navigation as standard. The front seats are trimmed in Alcantara with contrasting red stitching and PEUGEOT Sport branding. There are special interior mats trimmed in red and black door handles with a red line echo the seat belts. A numbered plate marked ‘208 GTi 30th’ above the courtesy lamp finishes off this limited edition anniversary model.

To commemorate 30-years of the PEUGEOT GTi, a new TV commercial has been produced that incorporates some of the footage used in the original 205 GTi advert from 1984. To see the new commercial, click on this link: https://youtube.com/watch?v=9zTheyLIvRc

The PEUGEOT brand can trace its roots back to 1810. It was in 1889 that it began producing automobiles, thus in 2014 it celebrates 125 years of vehicle production with over 60 million sold. Demonstrated through its brand signature ‘Motion & Emotion’, PEUGEOT is present in 160 countries, has 10,000 franchised dealers, and is recognised for the quality and design excellence of its products.

In 2013 PEUGEOT sold 1.5m vehicles worldwide and is represented in the majority of markets around the world with a strategy to continuously move the brand up-market. Its weighted average CO2 emissions are just 111.1g/km.

The UK is PEUGEOT’s third largest market. The brand 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.

Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition

On display at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Geraldine Ashton Green

Jul 4, 2014
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Thirty years have passed since the first Peugeot 205 GTi was introduced, to celebrate the anniversary Peugeot has reinterpreted the iconic GTi in a more radical version and the model is on display at the Goodwood Fesitval of Speed. The 30th Anniversary Limited Edition delivers a more intense driving sensation enhanced with a new Euro6 1.6-litre THP petrol engine developing 300Nm of torque and maximum power increased to a symbolic 208hp. Mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, it has exceptional traction and efficiency assured through the specification of a Torsen differential, specific suspension and steering settings. The car is capable of 0-62mph in just 6.5 seconds. Its performance and sharper handling are achieved with efficiency that is unprecedented in the segment, with CO2 emissions of just 125g/km.

Maxime Picat, Peugeot Brand CEO said “as with any project of this type, there was a convergence of ideas and needs. Following on from the RCZ R, Peugept Sport proposed that the Brand make a more radical version of the 208 GTi. At the same time the Brand thought about how best to celebrate 30 years of the Peugeot GTi in 2014.”

The 208 GTi 30th boasts a suspension lowered by 10mm, the track widened by 22mm at the front and 16mm at the rear and larger wheels are specified giving it a pronounced sports car posture on the road. The chrome finishers on the 208 GTi are replaced by matt black on the 208 GTi 30th and the same is applied to the grille surround, the fog lamp bezels and door mirror shells. From the side, the lowered stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts and wheel arch extensions that cover new 18″ wheels finished with matt black rims. The front wheels house large red Peugeot Sport labelled brake calipers. The window trim strip, which finishes with a signature paying homage to the illustrious 205 GTi, is also finished in matt black, while the quarter panel bears a ‘208 GTi 30th logo’. At the rear, the round twin chrome tail pipes ensure the sound of the new engine is fully expressed to enhance the aural driving experience.

The interior is very sporty with a red and black theme. The black door handles with a red line echo the seat belts, high-quality floor mats are trimmed in red, while the front bucket seats are of a form specially developed by PEUGEOT Sport. These seats are trimmed in an exclusive blend of materials, mainly Alcantara, accompanied by black TEP with red stitching and a black dotted mesh pattern with red highlights.

2014 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary review

    • Special edition turns up the heat on the GTi to celebrate a milestone

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      2015 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary UK review

      First Drive

      2014 Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary review

      What is it?

      It’s 30 years since Peugeot’s 1980s icon, the 205 GTi, took to the roads of the UK. It wasn’t the market’s first hot hatch, but pretty soon it became known as one of the best for its agility, great handling, small size and zippy 1.6-litre and 1.9-litre engines. Soon, rival hot hatches were tumbling out into most manufacturers’ product lists, but only the pioneering Volkswagen Golf GTi had anything like the 205’s cachet, and that car was bigger, more expensive and never quite matched the French car’s baked-in joie de vivre.

      To mark the anniversary, Peugeot has launched a special limited-edition 208 GTi. The standard model was already a strong return to form for the brand, after years in the doldrums with the lacklustre 206 and 207 GTis, but the anniversary model adds further excitement to the mix. Its launch colour is a radical red and matt black finish called Coupe Franche, pioneered in various motor show concepts in recent months, but the models also come in all-red and all-white schemes, with black wheel arch extensions and black embellishments.

      What’s it like?

      The components that make the Anniversary GTi quicker and – hopefully – more fun to drive are a 10mm lower ride height, a standard set of 18-inch alloys with Michelin Pilot Sport tyres, a circuit-friendly set of suspension mods and an engine tuned both for tighter Euro 6 pollution regulations and to yield an extra 18lb ft and 8bhp.

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      Inside, a new and more supportive set of Peugeot Sport bucket seats hold the driver firmly in place. Underneath, a bigger set of Brembo brakes are standard, while the dampers are rerated, the spring rates are hiked by 30 per cent in front and 80 per cent behind, and the handling balance is shifted away from understeer by a slightly softer front anti-roll bar and a stiffer one at the back. To boost traction, the car gets a Torsen mechanical limited-slip diff, and the stability electronics have been tuned to allow a little more slip before intervening, to add spice to the handling.

      On a greasy circuit in France, we found the 30th Anniversary considerably quicker and more stable at speed than the standard 208 GTi, which itself sets a pretty good standard. The stiffer suspension delivers extra stability and cuts body roll to a minimum, and the Torsen diff efficiently prevents the inside wheel from spinning power away in corners.

      There’s less understeer (you can now occasionally get the tail to step out modestly), but the whole thing is kept safe by the ESP – unless you deactivate it, whereupon you discover that the car retains great natural stability. The small steering wheel and a quick rack make the car quick to manoeuvre, too.

      We had no chance to try the car in the dry, but there’s no doubt the Anniversary would be a fast and entertaining all-weather mount for track days, as the 0-62mph sprint time of 6.5sec shows. Still, a Ford Fiesta ST with the addition of the £650 Mountune performance pack has even more bite, even though you don’t get larger brakes or a fancy differential for that money.

      On the road, the 208 GTi 30th is more than just tolerable; it works really well. It feels firm, of course, but remains flat and composed, without the jitters over bitumen ripples you might expect.

      There is some noticeable torque steer during big power applications on high-crown roads, but the car mainly tracks straight. As is the case with the standard 208 GTi, the long-throw gearchange seems rather an anomaly, but it is always accurate enough and easy to use. The brakes feel immensely capable, and the new seats feel great.

      Should I buy one?

      Certainly, if this is your kind of car. This is an improved iteration of a very decent hot hatch that is better in practically every way. However, you’d better get your skates on.

      The UK market is getting only 100 of the 800 due to be built, and these have already been snapped up by dealers. The price premium of around £2000 over the standard 208 GTi pushes the price closer to the Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nürburgring than traditonal rivals from Ford and Renault, but this will surely become the classic 208 to own, with a residual value to match.

      It helps a lot that the CO2 output falls from the standard car’s 139g/km to just 125g/km, too, an output that until recently was only in the realm of economy cars.

      After a pause, Peugeot is suddenly making life hard for Renault, whose latest Clio RS is a backward step. Peugeot, meanwhile, is moving decisively in the right direction.

      Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary

      Price £21,995; 0-62mph 6.5sec; Top speed 143mph; Economy 52.3mpg (combined); CO2 125g/km; Kerb weight 1185kg; Engine 4 cyls in line, 1598cc, turbo, petrol; Power 205bhp at 4400rpm; Torque 221lb ft at 1500rpm; Gearbox 6-speed automatic

      Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary – 208 hp, 300 Nm


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      Peugeot has unveiled the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. More than just a cosmetic special edition, the 30th Anniversary is powered by a new Euro 6 1.6 litre THP petrol engine with 208 hp and 300 Nm. That’s eight horses and 25 Nm more than the standard hot hatch.

      Zero to 100 km/h is done in 6.5 seconds, three tenths faster. The improved acceleration is matched by uprated brakes – 323 mm diameter and 28 mm thick discs up front with Brembo fixed four-piston calipers.

      Mated to a good ol’ six-speed manual, power goes through a Torsen limited slip differential to the front wheels, like in the RCZ R. The ESP and traction control have been recalibrated to be less intrusive and to “set free the vehicle’s traction and allow the LSD to operate”.

      The 30th also gets specific suspension (lowered by 10 mm) and steering settings. The track is wider by 22 mm at the front and 16 mm at the rear, to boot. The 18-inch wheels are wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 tyres.


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      Looks wise, chrome trim have been replaced by matte black bits. At the front, the dark treatment is applied to the grille surround, foglamp bezels and door mirror shells. From the side, you’ll find matte black side skirts and wheel arch extensions. The window weather strip, which finishes with a signature paying homage to the famous 205 GTi, is also finished in the same hue, while the quarter panel bears a “208 GTi 30th” logo.

      You would have noticed the unique red and black two-tone, two-material treatment. The front is finished in textured black, contrasting with the new lacquered red at the rear. The two colours are divided by a sharp oblique straight-cut line, as first seen on the Onyx Supercar Concept.

      Sales start in November 2014, but the Euro 6 engine has little chance of reaching our shores. Launched here in October 2013, the standard Peugeot 208 GTi is priced at RM139,888. Read our review of the hot hatch.

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      Автомобиль получил новые фары головного света, иной передний бампер, измененную решетку радиатора, светодиодные задние фонари.

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      Юбилейный Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition оснащается 205-сильным бензиновым мотором рабочим объемом 1,6 литра. Эта версия отличается спортивными креслами, заниженной подвеской, хромированными наконечниками на выхлопной трубе и 18-дюймовыми дисками.

      фото GTi 30th Anniversary Edition

      Также в Женеве состоится презентация модификации Peugeot 208 GT Line с иной решеткой радиатора, спортивным салоном, хромированными накладками снаружи автомобиля и другими дисками.

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      Цена

      Продажи обновленного хетчбэка стартуют в июне 2015 года. Цены на новый Peugeot 208 2016 будут объявлены позже.

      Автомобиль будет производиться на заводах компании во Франции и Словакии.

      Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary packs extra punch

      Peugeot has given its 208 GTi more power and a new suspension set up in an effort to recreate some of the magic that made its hot hatches famous in the past.

      Built to honor of the 205 GTi’s 30th birthday, the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition is Peugeot’s take on what the ultimate modern hot hatch should be. The upgrades start with the engine, where the 208 GTi’s turbocharged 1.6-liter engine has been boosted from 197hp (147 Kw) to 208 hp (155 Kw). The torque figure has also been bumped from 275 Nm to 300 Nm, giving the driver a bit more in-gear shove. The extra power helps the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary from 0-62 mph (100 km/h) in 6.5 seconds.

      But there’s more to the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary than just a power boost.

      Putting that power through the front wheels is a 6-speed manual gearbox from the RCZ-R coupled with a Torsen differential and 6. There’s also a new steering setup and ompared to the standard 208 GTi, the 30th Anniversary features bigger brakes, with 323 mm front discs clamped by four-piston Brembo calipers.

      To provide a sharper handling, the limited edition 208 GTi features a 22 mm wider front track and 16 mm wider rear track than the standard car, and sits on suspension that is 10 mm lower to give it what Peugeot calls a “pronounced sports car posture on the road”.

      Unlike 30 years ago, when the 205 GTi was king, electronic aids are a big part of any modern sports car, so Peugeot has retuned the GTi’s ESP to allow the driver more slip before interfering.

      Visually, the 30th Anniversary edition sets itself apart from your garden variety 208 GTi by replacing its chrome highlights with matte black – a finish which carried over to the 18-inch wheels.

      Inside, the driver and passenger sit on specially designed bucket seats, and the standard GTi’s funky red and black highlights are replaced by gloss black dash inserts.

      The 208 GTi 30th Anniversary was revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and will be available in the striking two-tone finish shown in the pictures, or in more subtle shades of red and white.

      Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary – 208 hp, 300 Nm


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      Peugeot has unveiled the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. More than just a cosmetic special edition, the 30th Anniversary is powered by a new Euro 6 1.6 litre THP petrol engine with 208 hp and 300 Nm. That’s eight horses and 25 Nm more than the standard hot hatch.

      Zero to 100 km/h is done in 6.5 seconds, three tenths faster. The improved acceleration is matched by uprated brakes – 323 mm diameter and 28 mm thick discs up front with Brembo fixed four-piston calipers.

      Mated to a good ol’ six-speed manual, power goes through a Torsen limited slip differential to the front wheels, like in the RCZ R. The ESP and traction control have been recalibrated to be less intrusive and to “set free the vehicle’s traction and allow the LSD to operate”.

      The 30th also gets specific suspension (lowered by 10 mm) and steering settings. The track is wider by 22 mm at the front and 16 mm at the rear, to boot. The 18-inch wheels are wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 tyres.


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      Looks wise, chrome trim have been replaced by matte black bits. At the front, the dark treatment is applied to the grille surround, foglamp bezels and door mirror shells. From the side, you’ll find matte black side skirts and wheel arch extensions. The window weather strip, which finishes with a signature paying homage to the famous 205 GTi, is also finished in the same hue, while the quarter panel bears a “208 GTi 30th” logo.

      You would have noticed the unique red and black two-tone, two-material treatment. The front is finished in textured black, contrasting with the new lacquered red at the rear. The two colours are divided by a sharp oblique straight-cut line, as first seen on the Onyx Supercar Concept.

      Sales start in November 2014, but the Euro 6 engine has little chance of reaching our shores. Launched here in October 2013, the standard Peugeot 208 GTi is priced at RM139,888. Read our review of the hot hatch.

      Peugeot 208 GTi in Malaysia

      Ford Fiesta ST vs Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary

      Peugeot is betting that its special edition 208 GTi is a Ford Fiesta ST beater.

      Ford has certainly spoiled us when it comes to hot hatchbacks, with its pocket-rocket ST delivering just about everything you could want at an affordable price. Peugeot had a good go at knocking the Ford off its podium with the 208 GTi, but didn’t come close. Can its new 30th Anniversary edition finally topple the imperious Ford?

      The contenders

      Ford Fiesta ST-3

      The current benchmark, and one of the best hot hatches ever. Will be tough to beat

      Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary

      Stiffer and more powerful than the regular GTi, which should address some of our criticisms

      It was 30 years ago that Peugeot launched what many consider to be the finest hot hatch ever: the legendary 205 GTi. It was quick and grippy, as you’d expect, but what set it apart from its rivals was how tremendously good fun it was to drive. However, Peugeot’s more recent hot hatch offerings have struggled to deliver.

      So, in a bid to recapture some of that lost greatness, as well as celebrating former glories, Peugeot has launched a more hardcore version of its sharp-suited 208 GTi. The 30th Edition has more power than the regular GTi, along with stiffer suspension, a wider track and a limited-slip differential, the last of which should give it an edge over its similarly priced rivals.

      It’ll need every advantage it can get, because one of those rivals is the brilliant Fiesta ST. Our two-time Hot Hatch of the Year can’t match the power of its French rival, but it’s one of the finest-driving cars around. It’s also a lot cheaper to buy, even in range-topping ST-3 trim.

      What are they like to drive?

      Both cars have turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engines, but the Peugeot’s kicks out an extra 25bhp so it’s unsurprisingly the faster car in a straight drag race. Not by much, mind, because the Fiesta takes less than half a second longer to crack 60mph and its engine is just as willing to rev towards and past its 6250rpm redline. What’s more, the Fiesta’s clutch and gearbox are a joy to use; they’re both positively weighted with a super-precise action, whereas the Peugeot’s are rather vague and woolly.

      There’s no doubting the Peugeot’s ability to corner quickly, though. Its body leans a bit when you turn in to bends, but once settled the 208 sticks hard and that clever limited-slip differential allows you to feed the power back in without the front tyres running wide of your chosen line. The problem is the steering leaves you somewhat uninvolved in the action; it’s quick to respond but is short on feedback – particularly when you’re winding lock off on the way out of corners.

      In some respects, the Fiesta isn’t as capable. It doesn’t grip as hard, for example, and it can’t get its power down as effectively when exiting bends. However, that doesn’t really matter because it stays perfectly flat and balanced round corners, with steering that streams information to your fingertips. Put simply, everything about the Fiesta feels like it’s working with you to make driving more enjoyable.

      We’ve criticised the standard 208 GTi for being a bit soft and uninspiring to drive, but the one positive of that relaxed demeanour is a comfortable ride. However, the 30th Edition’s greater emphasis on handling means it’s much firmer; you feel every little ripple in the road and potholes send nasty jolts through the cabin. The Fiesta is similarly unforgiving over bigger bumps, but its more effective damping keeps the things better controlled over scarred surfaces. Rarely does the Ford skip sideways over mid-corner bumps, whereas the Peugeot is a lot less planted along beaten up B-roads.

      You wouldn’t expect a hot hatch to be the final word in cruising refinement, and neither car is the ideal tool for a long motorway journey. The Fiesta is marginally quieter at a 70mph cruise, mainly because its exhaust note settles at a more relaxed hum, but there’s also less road noise.

      What are they like inside?

      Hot hatches need to be exciting to drive, but they should make you feel special before you’ve even turned the key. The Peugeot certainly does that, with a stylish and swanky cabin that lives up to that £22k price tag. From a leather-wrapped dashboard to the red stripes running down the centre of the seatbelts, everything on show is dripping with flair.

      Meanwhile, the ST’s cabin isn’t much different from a run-of-the-mill Fiesta’s, save for its heavily bolstered Recaro sports seats and a red ‘ST’ badge on the steering wheel. You can’t help but feel the entire budget went into making the car as good to drive as it could possibly be, leaving next to nothing for the interior.

      The Fiesta has the better all-round driving position, though, because although its seats aren’t quite as supportive as the Peugeot’s – particularly in the lower back region – you’re unlikely to have any problem setting everything up just how you like it. Meanwhile, the 208 has an unusually small steering wheel that you’re supposed to look over (rather than through) to see the instruments. This is fine if you’re tall in the body, but if you’re not you’ll probably find the wheel blocks your view of the dials.

      The GTi’s touchscreen infotainment system is another example of style over functionality. Sharp, vibrant graphics and lots of features – including standard sat-nav and a DAB radio – give it plenty of showroom appeal, but the system is difficult to use. The menus are complicated and there are no shortcut buttons to take you to individual functions.

      Not that the Ford’s system is much simpler. The screen is smaller and the controls – although physical rather than on a touchscreen – are confusing and poorly labelled. As with the Peugeot, standard sat-nav and a DAB radio goes some way to making amends.

      Both cars are just as practical as their three-door supermini equivalents. In the case of the Ford that means there’s plenty of space in the front for tall adults, and enough room in the back for
      a couple of six-footers. If you’re very tall you might struggle for headroom in the front of the Peugeot, while those in the rear seats will find it claustrophobic because there’s less space than
      in the Fiesta.

      There’s little to split the two on boot space, although again the Ford has the edge, thanks to its longer and taller load bay.

      Should I buy one?

      The Fiesta costs £2600 less to start with and that gap grows to more than £3000 when you factor in the bigger discounts Ford dealers are prepared to offer. Despite the 208’s relative exclusivity (just 100 are destined for the UK), the Fiesta is also predicted to hold on to its value for slightly longer, although that’s mostly negated by the 208’s better real-world fuel economy. Buy now and sell after three years and you can expect to spend £2700 around more to own the Peugeot.

      There’s barely anything in it for company car drivers, with the 208’s lower CO2 output largely offsetting its higher price but for anyone planning to lease, the Ford is the much cheaper option; you’ll pay £251 a month compared with £341 for the Peugeot.

      Both cars are very well equipped by supermini standards, with climate control, alloys, sat-nav, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers fitted as standard. The Fiesta even adds heated front seats and keyless entry and start, although somewhat bizarrely Ford charges an extra £50 for a head restraint for the middle rear passenger.

      Peugeot counters with rear parking sensors (a £200 option on the Ford), although that striking two-tone paint is £800.

      Verdict

      It’s an easy win for the Fiesta ST. Not only is it heaps more fun to drive, it’s considerably cheaper to buy and to own, too. Yes, it’s not quite as quick and it doesn’t grip as hard through fast corners, but it’s more agile through tighter twists and turns, and easier to live with the rest of the time, thanks to its more comfortable ride.

      Ford Fiesta ST-3
      **

      For **Awesome handling; sweet engine note; surprisingly cheap to buy

      Against Fiddly infotainment system; low-rent cabin

      Verdict The most fun you can have for £20k

      2nd

      Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary

      For** Strong engine; grippy handling; smart cabin; real-world economy

      Against Steering; sloppy controls; crashy ride; poor ergonomics

      Verdict Not without merit, but should be more fun

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