Peugeot 308 GT 1.6 THP – A Punchy Performer

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Jan 15


Peugeot 308 GT 1.6 THP is a lardier and lavishly equipped hot hatch that offers a punchy performance

The latest in the Peugeot line-up of hot hatches that are proud of the Frenchautomaker, has added another hot performer under the name of 308 GT 1.6 THP. There were XS versions available of both 306 and 309, however the first one is even introducing the D-Turbo, an early take on the counter-intuitive concept of a sporty Peugeot engine.

It is an affordable fun and cheap driving experience for Sport cars enthusiasts. In 2015, the 308 GT requires 202bhp to earn its streaks. It is obviously a sign of lavishly equipped sporty hatch, being a decent sized, sculling a heavier body than its fellows from Spartan. It goes without realising you that the higher outputs are coming from very shorter and less volume cylinders. Where once a 2.0 litre engine was the key to performance but now Peugeot is turning towards its twin scrolled turbocharged engines of 1.6 litre THP cranking 178bhp from diesel and it is a massive power output from a 1600 cm3 displacement.

In order to get some extra shove from the engine, GT gets reheat treatment, means Peugeot has been toying rather than redesigning. Manufacturer’s reports show that there is a new suspension system with sporty configuration has been introduced to offer 20 per cent stiffer at the front struts and 10 per cent stiffer at rear torsion bar and with the respective anti-roll bars grumbled up to similar degree. The ride height has already been inclined by 7mm at the front and 10mm at the back. Breaks are also modified and Michelin stickers have been added to the new alloys.