Peugeot 208 Gti in Downpatrick
The uniquely badged Peugeot 208 GTI by Peugeot Sport has exceptional performance. It accelerates from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds flat, with sticky Michelin Pilot Super Sport 205/40 ZR 18 tyres and a suspension that’s designed for the most demanding roads. The turbocharged 1.6-litre engine kicks out a healthy 208bhp and 300Nm of torque. Power is fed to the front wheels through a slick 6-speed manual gearbox. The gutsy engine loves to be revved and inside, you know you’re in a special machine with Alcantara sports seats, and Peugeot’s i-Cockpit, which wraps around you for an incredibly engaging driving experience.
The 208 GTI by PS has an exclusive dual-paint finish, which is available in Satin White, Nera Black, Rioja Red or Ice Silver. This model also has a lowered ride height and a wider track, for an aggressive road presence.
With a 205bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged engine, Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres and a low centre of gravity, the Peugeot 208 GTI by Peugeot Sport is great fun to drive, and the plush cabin lets you know you’re in something special.
The Peugeot 208 GTI by PS has a 285-litre boot which expands to 1,152-litres by folding the rear seats down. Head and legroom in the rear is also plentiful, and ISOFIX points can be found on the rear outer seats.
Living with it
Despite its raw speed, the 208 GTI by PS has a nicely damped ride, with cruise control making short work of longer journeys. It glides over rough roads, and when you slow down, it can return up to 52.3mpg combined.