Peugeot has brought the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport to market in Ireland.
The 308 GTi has been developed by Peugeot Sport engineering experts and offers drivers the ultimate ride. Showcasing Peugeot’s unique i-Cockpit interior, a 1.6-litre THP Stop & Start petrol engine and a tuned chassis, the 308 GTi is available in two versions – a 250bhp version and a 270bhp version with Torsen® differential.
The featured engine is the most efficient in its category, capping CO2 emissions at 139g/km and delivering 47.0mpg (6.0 litres / 100km). The 308 GTi 250bhp retails from €36,990 plus delivery, whilst the 270bhp version is launched from €39,990 plus delivery related charges.
The 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport is now available on special order through the Peugeot Dealer Network in Ireland.
Bruno Famin, Director of Peugeot Sport said, “As with all our competition models including the recently victorious 2008 DKR beast, in developing the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport, we targeted all aspects of the car, including weight, the efficiency of the chassis and brakes, the engine performance and the body-hugging seats.
“Those who buy the car are set for an intense experience with this new version developed by an entire team. It comes with a raft of high-end performance features as standard.”
The 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport, in both 250bhp and 270bhp guise, adopts a striking stance, sitting 11 millimetres lower to the ground on large wheels.
Full LED headlamps flank an exclusive black radiator grille with a horizontal chequered pattern and gloss-black finishing, while two ample exhaust pipes are found housed at the rear. There are two front spoilers below the bumper, which add to aerodynamic performance, with a SCx of just 0.69. The GTi signature is clearly visible on the front wings and the tailgate.
Interior styling is purposely sporty, with an anthracite-style finish right up to the roof, red stitching features on the upholstery, door panels, gear lever and GTi floor mats.
The aluminium door sills carry the Peugeot Sport and GTi signatures, matched by aluminium pedals, foot rest and gear knob.
The user-friendly feel of the unique Peugeot i-Cockpit promotes safe, instinctive driving, crucial for a car that packs such a punch.
The compact steering wheel, finished in full-grain leather and featuring the GTi logo, provides natural grip and flawless precision.
It leaves plenty of room to see the head-up instrument panel readouts with their chequered backdrops and the GTi greeting in the centre. The large touchscreen forms a seamless part of the instrument panel with its Redline theme, adding a final touch of flair to the Peugeot i-Cockpit.
The 308 GTi 250bhp features the same engine as its more powerful sibling.
Fitted with 18” alloys, it goes from 0 to 100kmph in 6.2 seconds and covers 1,000 metres from a standing start in 25.6 seconds, with a power-to-weight ratio of just 4.82kg/hp.
Brakes include 330mm discs in the front and 268mm counterparts in the rear. Power is channelled to the ground through Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres (225/40 R18). Standard on both versions, a Driver Sport Pack allows the driver to ramp up the high-octane feel. Pressing the Sport button on the centre console switches the display colour from white to red, shows additional information on the central readout.