appears that the lion wants to be as fierce as it was in the 80 and the 90. If last year he would use the initials GTI in 208 small, the considered heir legendary Peugeot 205 GTI, now is the compact 308 which receives these acronyms so special. The new Peugeot 308 GTI debut later this month at the Festival of Speed Goodwood (UK).
In this way the French manufacturer returns to jump in the segment compact spicier. A segment that did not compete in conditions since 2001, when the 306 was replaced by the 307, no latter having a GTI version. The same happened when given the relay 308 so far had a spicy version beyond the 308 GT.
The new Peugeot 308 GTI sportiness and performance gain compared to 308 GT.
Few details are known of the new Peugeot 308 GTI to compete with heavyweights like the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Ford Focus ST. However, since Coach will say power close to 270 hp , from the 1.6 Turbo petrol engine four-cylinder that can be found in the RCZ coupe – R of the same brand Lion. As noted by the same means, with this engine could reach a higher top speed of 240 Km. / Hr.
Hopefully earn some aggression on the already sporty look of the 308 GT. It could do so by larger wheels, a new exhaust pipe and details in the body kit. Inside would also have something exclusive, like underbody, with different chassis and suspension settings.
The good thing is that this time we will know soon that is capable of the new Peugeot 308 GTI. We’ll just wait until June 25 moment that will debut at Goodwood, escorted by other models Peugeot, among which the 308 R Concept Hybrid debuted at the Salon Shanghai last April.
Source – Peugeot, Coach
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