Peugeot has officially released pricing for the new limited edition 30th Anniversary 208 GTi model.
A meaner, more powerful version of the standard 208 GTi, orders are now open for the 30th Anniversary version, which is priced from £21,995.
Limited to only 100 models in the UK, Peugeot says that the 30th Anniversary 208 GTi will deliver a “more intense driving sensation” with its sporty character, assertive aesthetics and new engine.
Available in an attention-grabbing two-tone finish with a textured matt black front and high-gloss red rear, the new 208 GTi certainly has head-turning appeal in spades.
For buyers unimpressed with the radical red and black finish, however, a smaller amount of the limited models will also be available in either Satin White or Rioja Red.
On each model, the chrome of the regular 208 GTi has been swapped for a darker finish, with all-black side skirts, wheel arch extensions and 18-inch wheels, plus the grille surround and door mirror shells.
To give a more aggressive silhouette on the road and to increase grip, Peugeot has also lowered the new model by 10mm and widened the track by 22mm at the front and 16mm at the rear.
Inside, the cabin features front bucket seats developed specifically for the Anniversary model by Peugeot’s Sport division, trimmed in Alcantara with contrasting red stitching.
The red and black theme continues on the floor mats and seatbelts, which feature the same distinct red trim, while other interior touches include a small sports steering wheel and sat-nav as standard.
Beneath the bonnet, the new 208 GTi 30th packs a new 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine that comes equipped with stop-start technology.
Maximum power is a solid 205bhp with a brawny 300Nm of torque, and the powertrain is then paired with a six-speed manual gearbox and a Torsen differential.
According to the carmaker, the result means that the limited edition 208 GTi can zip from 0-62mph in just 6.5 seconds, while CO2 emissions are estimated at a reasonable 125g/km.
Peugeot claims that the 208 GTi’s electronic stability and traction controls have also been recalibrated to wring the most out of the new differential and optimise road-grip.
Released to commemorate 30 years of the GTi badge, Peugeot has released a new advert that incorporates footage from the original 205 GTi advert, which debuted back in 1984.
As well as that, the new Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary edition will also be making an appearance at this year’s Paris Motor Show, which kicks off tomorrow.