Peugeot apprentices build a unique 205 GTi
A special version of a restored Peugeot 205 GTi fitted with the 405 Mii6 engine was built as part of the Peugeot Technician Apprenticeships Programme in the UK.
The 1.9 liter liter engine (XU9J4) produces 160hp / 119 kw and was used by Peugeot as the basis for the 206 WRC engine. In comparison, the unit in the regular Peugeot 205 GTi 1.9 produced 122 hp / 90 kw.
Besides installing the new engine, the apprentices modified the suspension and transmission with the goal of maximizing the car’s ability without compromising on its iconic looks and performance.
The unique Peugeot 205 GTi is currently on display at CarFest South (24th – 26th August at Laverstoke Park Farm, Hampshire). Passenger rides are offered during the event, in order to support the Sporting Bears Charity – a dedicated group of classic car and sports car enthusiasts who raise money for children’s charities through social and touring events.