Paris 2012: Peugeot 208 GTi

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The final production version of the Peugeot 208 GTi has just been shown at the Paris Motor Show, a model which promises to "regenerating the values of the iconic 205 GTi".
So does it do all that? At least on paper, it does, with a total weight of just 1,160kg (2,538 lbs) and a 200 PS version of the 1.6 THP engines that most hot PSA cars get.

The GTi promises to get to 100 km/h (62 mph) in less than 7 seconds while also putting out only 145 grams of CO2 per km.

The suspension they’ve developed for the new GTi houses sports springs and shocks, new anti-roll bars and other goodies. The track is wider and wheels are 17-inch ones, hiding behind them a set of 302 mm ventilated discs at the front and 249 mm ones at the rear.

"The 208 was an excellent base for developing a sports hatchback," commented Marie Beaumont, 208 GTi Dynamics Manager. "We have worked with particular attention on the steering response, the chassis dynamics and the rigidity of the suspension. The 208 GTi successfully combines performance, safety and driving pleasure."

We’re pretty sure the new Clio RS will be faster since it has a better gearbox and probably a bit cheaper. The 208 GTi will most likely play the same game as the DS3 and MINI Cooper and will offer plenty of special editions.
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