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2012 Peugeot 208 GTi Concept news, pictures, and information
XY Concept, exclusive and urban GTi Concept, the re-generation of a legendPeugeot is revealing two concept cars in Geneva, the XY Concept and the GTi Concept, which present two expressions of the Marque's upmarket trend, in the 'supermini' §egmènt. These concept cars interpret the generation leap already defined by the 208 in different contexts. The XY Concept is intended for city dwellers who love distinction and refinement, whereas the GTi Concept re-generates a legend.
The XY Concept and GTi Concept show off exclusive and sophisticated colours and news ways of working wîth materials. Introduced on the 208 and particularly charismatic, their front face sees the light signature of the lamps refined by their Full-LED functions and a flat-guide latest generation light guide. A prominent expression visible both day and night!
Úsing the same Full-LED technology, the front direction indicators surround the main beam headlamps giving these concept cars the impression of having an iris. Rich yet also light, the internal headlamp units are rectangular and, on the main beams, the floating trim suggests a feline pupil… a technological and precise expression that is dear to the Marque!
This precision continues wîth the perfect integration of style components in the bodywork. The wheel arches are fitted wîth wing extenders and the bodywork wîth body sills, which hug the wheels.
GTi Concept, the re-generation of a legend
The first sensations are visual; they are revealed as soon as the GTi Concept is discovered. Striking red paintwork, rich and very deep, wîth black reflections, adorns the entire body. Moving a little closer, the bonnet and roof unveil their secret: a web in check motif has slipped under the multiple layers of paint and varnish! Directly inspired by the flag known to all motor sports enthusiasts, this motif also embellishes the metal mesh of the grille, the lower bar of which proudly affirms its origins by displaying the French flag.
|Engine : 1.6 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 155 hp
In the passenger compartment, the stitching and the centre mark of the leather §teering wheel in a sports design, the sides of the gear lever, the double stitching of the seats and the LED backlighting of the surrounds of the very technological counters all create a resolutely sporty ambiance by combining wîth red. Installed in a seat wîth different material seat – Nappa leather on the outer section, cloth central section wîth an embossed tartan motif, leather head restraint – the driver takes in his hands a §teering wheel wîth a pronounced lower flat section, bearing the 'GTi Concept' logo set in the aluminium ring. Furthermore, the rim of the §teering wheel is covered wîth red perforations, taking up the check motif.
To perfect this sporty atmosphere, the dashboard capping is in alcantara wîth grey stitching, whereas the roof is entirely black and the pedal bracket is aluminium. Finally, the dashboard strip and the vents combine the red and the black in a subtle gradation, whereas the check web also adorns the aluminium door crossbars.
The GTi Concept could only be fitted wîth one engine, that from the RCZ THP 200. Combined wîth a 6-speed manual gearbox, the 1.6 l THP engine puts its driver at the controls of a machine creating previously unknown sensations, renewed thanks to an extensively reviewed instruments and controls.
Thanks to the small §teering wheel, the driver is at one wîth his vehicle and always sets it on the right course, without taking his eyes off the road. In fact, in his line of sight, the information is provided by the elevated instrument panel the dials of which have a brushed aluminium background and very precise graduations. One glance is all it takes!
Taking full advantage of the compactness and lightness, the roadholding is excellent and precise. It is the result of a chassis wîth tracks that have been widened by 36 mm at the front and at the rear, as well as a sports spoiler echoing the forms of the roof and providing the down force necessary. For optimum braking distances, the GTi Concept is equipped wîth four discs, of a diameter of 302 mm at the front and 249 mm at the rear, clamped by calipers that are also painted red.Source - Peugeot
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