Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport tops renewed 208 range

30th anniversary car’s tweaks now permanently available in flagship model. Updated with pricing info

There was little doubt that the Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary’s changes would eventually spawn a permanent model in the range. The Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport features all the changes you’ll find in the sold-out 30th Anniversary cars, now sitting as a range-topper above the regular GTi and new GTi Prestige models.

Peugeot Sport alterations include a lowered ride height, wider track, 18-inch alloy wheels, and matt black exterior detailing on the two-tone paintwork, adding a welcome dose of aggression to the standard 208 shape.

Subscribe to evo magazine

If you're passionate about the world's greatest performance cars, experience the thrill of driving with evo magazine. Try your first 5 issues for £5.

Other 30th Anniversary touches included to enhance the GTi’s driving characteristics include Brembo brakes, a Torsen differential, tuned suspension and steering, and a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres.

Inside, the GTi by Peugeot Sport also gets a set of wildly-bolstered bucket seats and some red floor mats. The rest of the interior – including Peugeot’s unusual ‘i-Cockpit’ with its raised dials and tiny steering wheel – is as you’ll find on the regular GTi.

Advertisement
Advertisement - Article continues below

The 208 GTi 30th Anniversary featured a host of small engine tweaks over the regular GTi. While some of these allow the upgraded 1.6 THP engine to slip into the Euro 6 emissions band, they also liberated a little more power – 205bhp at 5800rpm and 221lb ft at 1750rpm, up from 197bhp and 201lb ft. Naturally, these changes will carry over to the new car.

For those seeking a little pizzazz in their Pug without committing to the new range-topper, Peugeot has also introduced GT Line trim to the 208 range.

Engine choice consists of a 108bhp, 1.2-litre PureTec petrol, and 97bhp or 118bhp 1.6-litre diesels. You can opt for a three- or five-door shell, while specification builds upon existing Allure trim.

There’s a new grille and front fog light finishers, 17-inch alloy wheels, black door mirror caps, chrome window surrounds and a chrome exhaust finisher. GT Line badging completes the exterior alterations, while black and red sports seats and similarly-coloured interior trimmings define the GT Line’s cabin.

All new 208s receive small exterior alterations, new LED signatures in the front and rear lights and a host of new alloy wheel and exterior finish options. One of those is textured paint, as found on the 30th Anniversary GTis. It costs the same £645 as you'll pay for pearlescent finishes.

The refreshed 208 range starts from £11,695 for a 1-litre Access-badged model, while the GTi range now begins at £19,145. You'll pay £19,995 for a GTi Prestige, while the Peugeot Sport-fettled GTi sits at £21,995. All are available to order now.

Advertisement - Article continues below
Advertisement

Recommended

Visit/renault/clio/201841/all-electric-renault-zoe-rs-to-replace-clio-rs
Renault Clio

All-electric Renault Zoe RS to replace Clio RS?

11 Oct 2019
Visit/hyundai/201819/hyundai-i30-fastback-n-versus-the-nurburgring
Hyundai i30 N

Hyundai i30 Fastback N versus the Nurburgring

7 Oct 2019
Visit/abarth/201813/limited-run-abarth-695-70th-anniversary-unveiled
Abarth 595

Limited-run Abarth 695 70th Anniversary unveiled 

4 Oct 2019
Visit/abarth/201755/2020-abarth-595-pista-arrives-with-162bhp
Abarth 595

2020 Abarth 595 Pista arrives with 162bhp

13 Sep 2019
Advertisement

Most Popular

Visit/renault/clio/201841/all-electric-renault-zoe-rs-to-replace-clio-rs
Renault Clio

All-electric Renault Zoe RS to replace Clio RS?

Renault bosses reveal that a hot variant of the all-electric Zoe could be on the way to replace the Clio RS
11 Oct 2019
Visit/porsche/porsche-taycan/201843/porsche-taycan-4s-revealed-with-563bhp
Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan 4S revealed with 563bhp

The mid-range Porsche Taycan 4S expands the brand’s all-electric saloon line-up
14 Oct 2019
Visit/porsche/cayman-gt4/201845/porsche-unveils-limited-run-718-cayman-gt4-sports-cup-edition
Porsche Cayman GT4 coupe

Porsche unveils limited-run 718 Cayman GT4 Sports Cup Edition

Special marks the 15th anniversary of ‘Porsche Sports Cup Germany’ race series
14 Oct 2019
Visit/article/201613/goodyear-eagle-f1-supersport-picked-by-porsche
Sponsored

Goodyear Eagle F1 SuperSport - picked by Porsche

Goodyear has many close associations with premium global car brands, but being asked to develop a trackday tyre for Porsche's extreme 911 GT3 RS was a…
14 Aug 2019