Peugeot Sport designed the GTi version of the 308 to meet the demands of those who want an exhilarating driving experience.
The new 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport is truly the ultimate in compact, sporty cars.
The large front bumper reflects the high performance standards of the new 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport. The roomy air intake supplying the intercooler sports a unique design, with a grille flanked by sequential LED indicators that scroll in an outwards formation. Gloss black detail is everywhere to be seen, from the chequered radiator grille to the front air intakes. In perfect contrast to this, a red lower bumper finisher* provides a sharp statement, hinting at the impressive performance available.
*Gloss black on Ultimate Red vehicles.
Entering the new Peugeot 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport instantly fills you with enthusiasm. Its sporty elegance stands out in every detail: the full-grain leather steering wheel with its GTi signature red stitching and markings, the aluminium style pedals and GTi branded door sill finishers.
The cabin has a thoroughly sporty personality, with decor in Anthracite right up to the roof lining. Every component is perfectly calibrated for impeccable quality. Sophisticated top-quality materials including a padded dashboard and a full grain leather steering wheel further enhance your driving pleasure. The figure hugging bucket seats are upholstered in alcantara and leather effect materials and bear the Peugeot Sport logo. They provide superb lateral support, allowing you to merge with the car and feel its trajectory, whatever the driving conditions.
The 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport has classic sports car features abound: twin exhausts with Chrome pipes, 380 mm front brake discs with Red four-piston calipers bearing the Peugeot Sport logo, gloss black chequered grille, checkerboard radiator grille, GTi logos - on the front wings and tailgate - a roomy air intake for the intercooler - devotees and GTi purists alike will be delighted over and over again.
The natural, self-evident ergonomics of the PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® ensure the safe, instinctive driving that’s vital in a car with such formidable capabilities.
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® features a compact steering wheel, head-up instrument panel and large touchscreen. Add in the car's specially adapted car-to-ground connecting components, and a thrilling, intense driving experience is guaranteed.
The experience is amplified, thanks to the dynamic driving offered by the Driver Sport Pack and switchable ESP, and rich in high-fidelity music thanks to the precise, powerful sound of the Denon Hi-Fi Pack*.
PEUGEOT Connect SOS will automatically let the emergency services know if the airbags in your new 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport inflate, or the seatbelt pre-tensioners activate. It will also tell them exactly where you are, or you can contact them manually yourself by pressing the SOS button on the panel above your rear view mirror.
PEUGEOT Connect Assistance also brings you roadside assistance whenever you need it. Available free of charge for the first year of ownership.
To cope with the high levels of torque, which top out at 330 Nm, the six-gear manual gearbox has been strengthened. Its two shafts are now shot-blasted and the pinions are surface-hardened by deep carbonitriding.
This thermo-chemical process strengthens the part, in terms of resistance to both wear and fatigue, by increasing its carbon and nitrogen content. Finally, the shaft emerging from the box has been shortened to assist acceleration.
The entire vertical suspension at the front has been specially designed, combining the following:
- bespoke spring stiffness
- a calibrated shock absorber with a hydraulic damping stop designed to limit noise
- a progressive bump stop that's been stiffened and extended so as to begin working the moment compression starts at times when the driver is the only one aboard.
To ensure a better match with the rear axle, the anti-roll bar is more malleable. On the rear axle, the stiffness of the cross-beam and filters has been boosted, rising from 30 to 500 daN/mm along the lateral axis and from 170 to 490 daN/mm along the vertical.
The Torsen® limited-slip differential is an exclusive feature of the GTi 270, incorporated into the gearbox for more dynamic cornering. This channels torque to the wheel with the most grip, allowing the driver to accelerate earlier when coming out of a bend.
Meanwhile, the wheel is relaying precise data, and the car faithfully executes every turn initiated via the compact steering wheel.
GTi 270 by Peugeot Sport
Sports side skirt design
Aluminium 'GTI' door sill finishers
Torsen® limited slip differential
GTI Bucket seats with PEUGEOT Sport branding
3.5" 'GTi' instrument panel display