Powered by a highly-efficient 1.6-litre THP S&S petrol engine and extensively developed by PEUGEOT SPORT is offered in two versions with 250hp and 270hp outputs both delivering impressive performance.
Inspired by its rich pedigree of GTi models, the 308 GTi has been developed to have a capable chassis that produces top-level road holding and driving pleasure, with fun and ultimate performance enhance by the Torsen® limited-slip differential equipping the 270hp model.
The clean lines of the modern exterior style takes the Brand’s now-familiar design language in a more assertive and contemporary direction. Inside, the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit cabin has been enhanced to reflect the sporting nature of the car, with additional detailing to signify this performance flagship.
Exhibiting exceptional dynamic prowess was the number one goal during development, but the Brand’s reputation for class-leading environmental credentials has not been sacrificed. The powerplant is the most efficient in its sector, with CO2 emissions of just 139g/km and fuel economy of 47.1mpg – impressive numbers for such a capable and sports-oriented model.
From the very beginning, PEUGEOT knew that designing the most radical model in its range, then creating a top class driving experience for a particularly demanding set of enthusiastic-driving customers was a tall order. Rising to the challenge required a development team infused with a passion for performance, and the obvious solution was to challenge the experts: PEUGEOT SPORT engineers, with a wealth of international expertise in the field of motor sport and top level racing.
The visual enhancements they have made to create the ‘308 GTi by PEUGEOT SPORT’ are obvious from every angle. Boasting exclusive styling front and rear, the car sits 11 millimetres lower to the ground. The nose features full LED headlamps, flanking a new black radiator grille with a horizontal chequered pattern and gloss-black finishing. The same motif is echoed on the air intake, which is surrounded by sequential LED indicators and a red detail strip (chrome on Ultimate Red cars). Below the bumper, two front spoilers boost aerodynamic performance.
In profile, the redesigned door sills hint at the car’s aggressive nature, while the sleek new rear design features a gloss-black section housing the twin exhaust pipes. The GTi signature of the car is clearly visible on the front wings and tailgate.
With a wider track of 1,570mm at the front and 1,554mm at the rear, the 308 GTi has been engineered to offer exceptional grip. GTi 250 versions are shod with 225/40 R18 92W Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres on ‘Diamant’ alloy wheels, while the GTi 270 versions feature the new 19-inch ‘Carbone’ light-weight alloy wheels and are equipped with Michelin Super Sport 235/35 R19 91Y tyres, which showcase the 380mm front discs, complete with solid red four-piston calipers and PEUGEOT SPORT signature.
The interior styling of the 308 GTi by PEUGEOT SPORT is in keeping with its performance-oriented exterior, and outstanding attention to detail is everywhere. Red stitching is used on the upholstery, door panels, gear lever and luxury floor mats. The door sill carries the GTi and PEUGEOT SPORT signature and finished in aluminium. The same material is used on the pedals, foot rest and gear knob.
In the top-spec GTi 270 version, PEUGEOT SPORT ‘bucket’ seats are upholstered in Alcantara with red stitching providing cosseting lateral support to ensure the driver feels at one with the car at all times. The compact steering wheel offers strong grip and precision, with a full-grain leather design featuring the GTi logo at the bottom and a red centring mark at the top. It also leaves plenty of room to see the head-up display over it, housing the instrument panel read-outs with chequered backdrops, and the GTi greeting at its centre.
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit instrument concept has been an integral aspect of the 308’s appeal and sales success, and continues to be more expressive on this range-topping car. The centrally-mounted, driver-facing touch-screen offers ergonomic convenience and state-of-the-art functionality, with the Redline theme adding a final touch of flair. The intuitive and user-friendly approach promotes safe, instinctive driving – crucial for a car that has performance in its genes.
For customers who want the ultimate high-octane experience, the 308 GTi by PEUGEOT SPORT is equipped as standard with the Driver Sport Pack. Pressing the Sport button on the centre console changes the display from white to red, shows additional information on the central read-out (power, torque, boost, lateral and longitudinal acceleration), enhances the engine’s throaty growl and changes accelerator pedal mapping for a more engaging driving experience.
The 308 GTi by PEUGEOT SPORT makes its world debut at this year’s Goodwood Moving Motor Show and Festival of Speed, over 25th – 28th June.
308 GTi 250 by Peugeot Sport is priced from £26,555 MRRP with 308 GTi 270 by Peugeot Sport from £28,155 MRRP, both vehicles will be available to order soon.