New Peugeot 308 GTi revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
Peugeot has unveiled the 308 GTI, a quick but frugal 268bhp five-door hot hatch, meant to rival a raft of competitors such as the Seat Leon Cupra and also the Ford Focus ST, in the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Not surprisingly, the brand new model uses exactly the same 1.6-litre THP gas engine because the RCZ-R, although tweaked for Euro6 compliance. Its CO2 emissions of 139g/km are class-leading, and supported by a 6. sec -62mph time.
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Plus the 268bhp headliner, Peugeot will offer you a 247bhp version of the identical engine. Torque output for is 243lb foot, driving the leading wheels solely using a standard manual six-speed gear box.
The main difference backward and forward may be the fitment of the mechanical Torsen limited slip differential up to the more effective variant. That as well is really a carryover in the RCZ-R and also the 208 GTI 30th edition.
Like individuals models, the GTI may be the work of Peugeot Sport, the brand’s performance division. In development for approximately annually, the brand new 308 has a suitably enhanced chassis to choose its performance boost.
Even in comparison to the recent warmed-up GT, the GTI sits fully 11mm closer down on dramatically firmer springs – Peugeot insisting the trunk torsion beam is 100 percent stiffer than formerly.
The dampers are also recalibrated, as possess the hydraulic bump stops. The camber around the standard 19-inch wheels (18-inch for that 247bhp version) is elevated, and also the tracks widened front and back.
Predictably, the 308’s electric steering has additionally been revised, the engineer’s acknowledging that managing torque steer and also the interaction from the new differential happen to be among their hardest challenges.
The choice to permit the ESP to become completely switched by the driver may have hopefully come simpler, and so will the inclusion of yet bigger brakes – the leading dvds now calculating 380mm.
The extent of their enhancements notwithstanding, Peugeot insists the GTI is really a road vehicle first of all better measured from the VW Golf GTI compared to intentionally fierce Renault Megane RS.
Certainly the styling garnish continues to be stored towards the modest finish from the scale. A unique black grille, additional spoilers and intakes, sill extenders, a gloss black diffuser and twin exhausts happen to be added.
They are not crazy, though. Extroverts is going to be steered rather towards the paint options in which the Coupe Franche version – a red and black split livery – is the one other ￡1300 choice for the 268bhp edition.
Carrying out a September launch, expect that vehicle to take purchase within the United kingdom around ￡28,250. Expect the entry-level version to cost about ￡2k less.
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