The “lion” brings at the Geneva Motor Show 2012 the most powerful version of the urban 208, in the Peugeot 208 GTi shape. How much time will it take, so that this little car will be a hot hatch?
Why is the new Peugeot 208 GTi a Concept for the French, we do not understand, because the little hot hatch, which will be in its world premiere at Geneva Motor Show 2012 and it looks set to escalate the roads of Europe. Certainly, the production model will look 95% similar, so we get a basically preview of his brother, Citroen DS3 Racing.
Peugeot 208 GTi is offered in three-door version, without substantial changes in the overall design for a normal three-door 208. The concept with color images is characterized by a very attractive body, the larger wheels with a special design and the grille reminiscent of a finish flag with a small French flag under the registration number. Now, referencing to the technical level of the car, the engine is under the bonnet of the Peugeot 208 GTi, which is known as the concept “brother” of the concern Citroen DS3 Racing: 1.6 THP turbo with 200 hp and 275 Nm of torque, mated to a manual six speed gearbox. In addition, the new Peugeot 208 GTi track has increased by 36 mm, while the brakes come with red calipers, with a very generous size: 302 mm for the front and 249 mm for the rear. Officials have not announced the release date for the Peugeot 208 GTi series model, but is expected to happen in the beginning of this fall at the Paris Motor Show 2012.