The limited edition model comes fitted with a new 1.6-litre THP petrol engine, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, generating 205bhp and 300Nm of torque.

With such power at its disposal, the sporty Peugeot 208 GTi variant can complete the 0-62mph sprint in 6.5 seconds. In addition, the model will emit just 125g/km of CO2.

Peugeot will present the new 208 GTi at the upcoming 2014 Paris Motor Show in October, with sales of the model starting in November this year.

When compared to the standard 208 GTi, the 30th anniversary limited edition model has had its suspension lowered by 10mm, as well as its track widened by 22mm at the front and 16mm at the rear.

Peugeot has also revised the steering calibration, focusing on both a track circuit and on the road. Associated with new damper settings and spring rates, along with revised anti-roll, the French carmaker says the steering is “informative".

Standard kit is plentiful, with models coming fitted with 18-inch alloy wheels, red brake callipers, dual exhaust tailpipes, and a red and black two-tone paint finish.

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