Peugeot has taken the wraps off the 208 GTI 30th Anniversary Edition which comes with a newly developed four-cylinder, 1.6-liter THP engine that meets Euro 6 emissions restrictions. The motor is 8 PS and 25 Nm more powerful than its predecessor so it’s now capable of generating 208 PS and a peak torque of 300 Nm. The hot hatchback continues with a front-wheel drive setup receiving the output through a 6-speed manual transmission. It also benefits from a Torsen limited-slip differential along with a retuned suspension and a revised steering.
Peugeot says all these changes have provided the 208 GTI with “exceptional traction and efficiency” and we also notice it has been equipped with 18-inch rims shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The vehicle adopts a two-tone red & black body paint and needs 6.5 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run. It will cover a distance of 1 km in 26.5 seconds while in fifth gear accelerating from 50 mph (80 km/h) to 75 mph (120 km/h) will take 6 seconds.
The 208 GTI 30th Anniversary Edition will reach its first customers sometime in November.