Monday, 20 February 2012

2012 Peugeot 208 GTi CONCEPT

Further to the spy shots posted last month Peugeot have now taken the wraps off a concept car that gives a firm indication of how the finished 208 GTi will look when its launched early 2013. The car you see here will only differ in it minor details when it reaches showrooms and aims to recapture the appeal of the iconic 205 GTi of the 1980s. Styling changes over the standard 208 include a larger, lower front bumper with LED headlight units and a front grill textured with silver highlights and a retro England flag featuring on the lower section. The GTi boasts stylish 18" alloy wheels with wider 36mm wider tracks all round and a lowered ride height giving the car a squat stance. Red "GTi" badging on the c-pillar is a further nod to the original 205 GTi and at the rear a subtle spoiler and prominent exhaust set the GTi apart. Under the bonnet the proved 1.6 16x 200 THP engine found in the RCZ will feature giving the car an impressive 0-60mph time of around 7 seconds. Inside the concept features red and black detailing and a dashboard clad with alcantara, some of these details are likely to make production but the basic architecture is shared with the rest of the 208 range.

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