At the recent 2014 Paris Motor Show, Peugeot launched a new special edition 208 GTI model, celebrating 30 years since the company launched the original 205 GTI back in 1984.
And to celebrate the return of the Legendary hot hatch, the French carmaker released a realistic 3D photo film, which revisits one of Peugeot’s most emblematic advertising films, “The Bombardier” created by Gérard Pires (Taxi, Sky Fighters) in 1984 for the 205 GTi.
The video above is really bad-ass and just after watching it, I feel like driving the GTI even more, so do check it out!
About the Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Special Edition
The 208 GTi 30th delivers more intense driving sensations with its new Euro 6 1.6-litre THP turbocharged petrol engine developing 208 hp and torque increased to 300 Nm, mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. The suspension is lowered by 10mm, the track widened by 22mm at the front and 16mm at the rear, its larger wheels stand out, giving it a well planted stance on the road, clearly indicating its sporty intent.
The chic bright chrome finishers on the 208 GTi are replaced by matt black on the 208 GTi 30th, giving it a more brutish look. At the front the same treatment is applied to the grille surround, the foglamp bezels and door mirror shells.
From the side, the lowered stance is accentuated by matt black side skirts and wheel arch extensions that cover new 18″ wheels finished with matt black rims. The front wheels house large red Peugeot Sport labelled brake calipers. The window weather strip, which finishes with a signature paying homage to the illustrious 205 GTi, is also finished in matt black, while the quarter panel bears a “208 GTi 30th” logo.
At the rear, the rounded twin chrome tail pipes ensure the sound of the new engine is fully expressed to enhance the aural driving experience.
Finally, the 208 GTi 30th could only be finished in colours that identify this sporting world; black and red. The front is finished in a textured black, contrasting with the new lacquered red at the rear. The two colours are divided by a sharp oblique straight-cut line, as first seen on the Onyx Supercar Concept and reinterpreted on the 308 R and Exalt Concept cars. The 208 GTi 30th will also be available in top of the range Pearl White and Ruby Red, historical colours of GTi cars.
Inside, the red fading to black finishers on the 208 GTi change to lacquered black. The black door handles with a red line echo the seat belts. High-quality floor mats are trimmed in red, while the front bucket seats are of a form specially developed by Peugeot Sport. These seats are trimmed in a exclusive blend of materials, mainly Alcantara, accompanied by black TEP with red stitching and a black dotted mesh pattern with red highlights. A numbered plate marked ‘208 GTi 30th’ positioned above the courtesy lamp finishes off this limited edition anniversary model.
Apart from that, the driver’s driving position is ideally complemented by a specific bucket seat developed by Peugeot Sport. Together with the small wheel, the head-up instruments and feedback from the specific steering and suspension, it allows the driver to be at one with their car.
The sporty temperament of the 208 GTi 30th can also be seen in the figures: 0 to 100 km/h in 6.5 seconds. Mid-range acceleration is also of a high level with a figure of 6 seconds for 80 to 120 km/h in 5th gear. Its performance and sharper handling are achieved with efficiency that is unprecedented in the segment, with CO2 emissions of just 125g/km.