Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive

Peugeot 208 GTi Édition Définitive

Peugeot Australia launched the 208 GTi Édition Définitive to mark the end of production of the current generation of the 208 GTi which launched back in 2012, and received a facelift in 2015.

The special edition will be limited to just 20 units with a $33,990 drive-away recommended retail price, featuring a number of mechanical and visual updates.

Visually, the 208 GTi Édition Définitive is distinguished by the Pearl White paint and contrasting Matte Black finishes to the grille surround, fog lamp bezels, door mirror shells, side skirts and wheel arch extensions.

Under the bonnet, there is the turbocharged 1.6 liter THP engine, producing 153 kw / 208 hp, connected to a six speed manual transmission which sends the power to the front wheels. Thanks to a bespoke exhaust and engine recalibration, the 208 GTi Édition Définitive accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 6.5 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds faster than the regular 208 GTi.

There is also a mechanical Torsen limited-slip differential (borrowed from the 308 GTi 270 and the RCZ-R), which further improves the handling, in combination with the recalibrated and less intrusive Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and traction control settings, as well as an anti-roll bar with reduced stiffness.

The larger 18 inch alloy wheels shod with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres are also finished in matte black, while at the rear, we find twin circular chrome tail pipes.

The is 208 GTi Édition Définitive is fitted with a bespoke suspension package featuring unique spring and damper rates and different camber and wheel alignment settings while it now has wider front (+22mm) and rear (+16mm) tracks and lower ride height (-10mm).

The braking system has also been uprated with 323mm diameter, 28mm-thick discs gripped by red Brembo fixed four-piston callipers featuring ‘PEUGEOT Sport’ badging. The rear brakes feature grey callipers.

To save weight, the spare wheel has been replaced with a tyre inflation kit while the car also features Autonomous Emergency Braking technology as standard.

Inside, the special edition features front bucket seats trimmed in Alcantara with contrasting red stitching and ‘PEUGEOT Sport’ branding which is also embroidered on the floor mats.

Managing Director of Peugeot Australia, Anouk Poelmann, said the 208 GTi Édition Définitive celebrates PEUGEOT’s long performance car history and is the perfect send-off to the current 208 GTi. “The 208 GTi Édition Définitive will become a collector’s vehicle, much like the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary and the 205 GTi model that paved the way for performance PEUGEOTs almost 35 years ago,”

If you are interested in the 208 GTi Édition Définitive, head to Peugeot Australia’s website by clicking here.

The 208 GTi Édition Définitive (left) with the legendary 205 GTi

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