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Peugeot 208 GTi 30th celebrates 30 years of GTi goodness

Peugeot is celebrating 30 years since the GTi badge was born with a special edition 208 – and a price has been revealed. The 208 GTi 30th is a standard 208 GTi with some performance-focussed additions.

The 1.6-litre THP petrol engine has been given an extra 8hp over the standard car, taking the total to 208hp. Torque has increased 275 to 300Nm. 0 to 62mph takes 6.5 seconds (down from 6.8 seconds) and a standing kilometre is dispatched in 26.5 seconds.

Peugeot has widened the track of the 208 GTi 30th by 22mm at the front and 18mm at the rear. The suspension, which is 10mm lower, has been retuned to help tame the extra power, including new damper settings and spring rates. 

Matt black 18-inch alloys surrounded by Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres compliment larger Brenbo four piston calipers and 323mm discs at the front. Essential items for keeping you out of the ditch.

Just 100 cars will be built, 75 of which feature the lovely Coupe Franche finish. ‘Coupe Franche’, for the less language savvy, literally means ‘clean cut’ and is a reference to the sharp line where the two colours meet.

Bucket seats from Peugeot Sport trimmed in Alcantara with contrasting red stitching, special interior mats and red and black door handles make the interior a bit more lively.

There are two other paintjobs available if you want something less shouty. 20 cars are in Satin White and five are in Rioja Red, the latter costing an extra £150.

A Peugeot 208 GTi 30th will set you back £21,995 – £3,000 more than a vanilla 208 GTi. Sales start in November so you better strike quickly. Check out the rather cool advert below, which features the mighty 205 GTi, and then our RCZ R review while you count your pennies.

New Peugeot 208 GTi 30th advert

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