There will be a brand new 208 GTI that is going to make Peugeot another name to consider when it comes to thinking of hot hatchback models again, says experts. There are some spy photographers are gushing with enthusiasm. There will be a lot of added power, weight, and a new new chassis system to get rid of the poor performance of the 207 GTi that was not very popular.
What are some more facts that people know about the Peugeot 208 GTi?
There are a lot more details of the car that are coming out. The new GTi model will have an RCZ 197bhp 1.6-litre turbo engine, and it will be matched with a manual gearbox loader. The peak power performance will climb up around 25hp, and the old 207 GTi had far less power. The new model will also be less heavy, and it will have a better power-to-weight ratio so that it can get up to that 0-62mph speed in a lot less time.
Peugeot recently unveiled a concept car at the 2012 Geneva show, and the boss Vincent Rambaud was not committed to doing any one particular thing. One source explained that it is not just a concept model, but that it will go into production in the future.
The Peugeot 208 GTi will be a very hot hatchback car.
The beautiful 208 has a great French chassis look, and it will have a MacPherson front, rear beam, and roll bars so that there will be no roll whatsoever at all. There is a lot more pleasure in riding this car, and it will have some good traction and friction on the road as well.
The GTi will be a lot more like a sports car, and a lot less comfortable, but it will keep the concept of relaxation, said a source close to the company. There is a good compromise when it is out being tested on the racing track. There are a lot of changes that are being made regarding engine, precision, and stability. The GTi will also have a changed front-end and a bigger track to deal with the enhanced power, damping, and stiffness. The wheels are about 18-inches in diameter.
There’s no restricted slip differentials, and there are electronics that are used to handle the power delivery and traction at the top of each front wheel.
There is one aspect of the car that is causing quite a stir. The steering is up for debate. The steering instrument is set atop the instrument binnacle that is up more there o the dash, and this will mean that there needs to be a balance between the classic car of a low seat and high steering position. The tacho and speedo could be blurred otherwise. Another downside of the 208 is that it saves fuel and works on electric power, but that is hard with feedback and a straightforward look.
The 208 GTi will come out some time in 2013, and it will be around £18,000.