H Peugeot παρουσίασε το 208 GTi Concept, στη Γενεύη. Μηχανικά φορά τον turbo 1.600αρη που φορά το RCZ THP 200. Αποδίδει 200 άλογα με 275 Nm ροπής ο οποίος συνδυάζεται με ένα 6-τάχυτο μηχανικό κιβώτιο που του επιτρέπει τα 0-100 χλμ/ώρα να τα κάνει σε 7 δευτερόλεπτα. Φορά μεγάλα φρένα 302 mm μπροστά και 249 mm πίσω με κόκκινες δαγκάνες.

Εξωτερικά φορά ένα νέο bodykit που αποτελείται από νέους προφυλακτήρες, πλαϊνά spoiler, αερoτομή και βουρτσισμένα αλουμινένια διακοσμητικά με λογότυπο GTi. Στο εσωτερικό έχει τοποθετηθεί κρυφός LED κόκκινος φωτισμός, κοφτό δερμάτινο τιμόνι, κόκκινα και μαύρα διακοσμητικά, τα καθίσματα είναι επενδυμένα με δέρμα Nappa, ενώ το ταμπλό είναι επενδυμένο με Alcantara.

H Peugeot στο δελτίο τύπου δεν επιβεβαιώνει ότι θα το περάσει στη παραγωγή, αλλά είναι σχεδόν σίγουρο ότι θα γίνει αυτό. Λογικά, η έκδοση παραγωγής του θα παρουσιαστεί τον Σεπτέμβριο στην έκθεση του Παρισιού.

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GTi Concept: The re-generation of a legendary icon

The first sensations are completely visual and evident as soon as the GTi Concept is revealed. Instantly characterised by being the performance icon of the 208, it features chequered-flag motifs that embellish the metal mesh of the grille, and the lower bar proudly affirms its origin by displaying the French ‘Le Tricolour’ flag or the Union Jack when in the UK.

Other distinctive exterior features include: double chromed exhaust tailpipes, aero lower bodywork spoilers and lower sill skirt extensions that all capture the signature badging. Placed within the grille is the brushed aluminium GTi Concept logo that can also be found on the rear quarter panels, as a salute to its illustrious predecessor – the legendary 205 GTi.

On the inside, the passenger compartment is a true GTi environment, with a characteristic sports leather stitched steering wheel, the treatment of which is replicated on the sides of the gear lever, double stitching in the seats and enhanced with LED backlighting to the surrounds of the high-tech instruments. The sports seats are trimmed with Nappa leather on the outer section, and cloth in the centre with an embossed tartan motif, and a leather head restraint.

The red perforated leather steering wheel continues the check motif, and has a pronounced lower flat section, which carries the GTi Concept logo set in an aluminium ring. To complete the sports interior, the fascia capping is dressed in Alcantara with grey stitching, the roof lining is entirely black and the pedals are aluminium. The centre console architecture and ventilation vents all feature a graduated red to black effect, and the chequered-flag theme is also present on the aluminium door crossbars.

The GTi Concept takes its propulsion from the powerfully-compact RCZ THP 200 engine. Combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox, the 1.6-litre THP engine puts its driver at the controls of a machine that captivates the potential for a great driving experience. Like all 208s, a small steering wheel greets the driver and with the GTi Concept, this accentuates the dynamic capability of this car with the enhanced power available. With the raised instrument panel in line of sight, the information is clearly visible from the dials that have a brushed aluminium background and very precise graduations.

The GTi Concept also benefits from the improvements that characterise the 208, taking full advantage of its compactness and lightness, delivering road-holding that is both excellent and precise.  To enhance the dynamic experience, it has a 36mm wider track, at the front and at the rear, and a rear roof spoiler to generate down force at speed. For optimum braking performance, the GTi Concept is equipped with four discs; 302mm diameter at the front and 249mm at the rear, set off by red-painted brake callipers.