September 30, 2013

Peugeot shows sporting edge at SMMT

Peugeot is celebrating its sporting pedigree by showing a number of high performance models from past and present in an exhibition at SMMT’s Westminster headquarters. Included in the display is the manufacturer’s new 208 GTi, flagship RCZ coupe and the iconic 205 GTi.

First on sale in the UK in 1984, the 205 GTi made the Peugeot brand synonymous with the hot hatch movement of the mid-1980s. Offered with both 1.6 and 1.9 litre engines – the latter of which developed 130bhp from 1987 onwards – and weighing just 850kg, the 205 GTi offered sports-car rivalling pace coupled with the practicality and versatility of a small family car.