The Peugeot 308 GTI
September 23, 2013
The first details and pictures of the Peugeot 308 GTI have been released across the internet whilst the car was spotted being tested in France. 

The 308 R was showcased earlier this month at the Frankfurt Motor Show. It was designed originally to take on the Volkswagen Gold GTI, though whilst the car was more of a fantasy, the company did preview a hotter version of the 308, which is more family friendly, which equals the 308 GTI.  There is a more aggressive bumper at the front of the vehicle, with air intakes that have been revise, along with a lower ride height, which indicates a firmer set up for suspension. At the back of the vehicle, the bumper has been restyled and dual exhausts can be seen also. 

As for the powertrain on the car, there has been nothing confirmed as of yet, though a detuned version of the 1.6 litre that is used in the Peugeot RCZ R could be used. The output of power is not likely to be as extreme as the 267 brake horsepower that the RCZ R has, instead there is an expected power output of around 200 brake horsepower to 220 brake horsepower. 

The rumoured launch for the Peugeot 308 GTI is for mid 2014, with an expected price of £23,500. Which undercuts the Volkswagen Golf GTI by around £3,000. .

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