Meet the Peugeot 208 GTI production version image

The final production version of the Peugeot 208 GTI has been recently revealed by the French based automaker.

After braking cover earlier on this year as a concept car, and with rumors saying that the successor of the 205 GTI will hit the production line, the Peugeot 208 GTI is being placed into the spotlights once more, this time with the car manufacturer revealing the final production version of the hot hatch. When compared to the regular version of the 208, the 208 GTI is wider and lower, and it’s getting things like sports springs, recalibrated dampers, revised steering and updated anti-roll bars.

According to the French based automaker, the all-new Peugeot 208 GTI is powered by a 1.6 liter turbo gasoline engine, the same one which is found on other hot PSA cars, including the Peugeot RCZ or the Citroen DS3. In the 208 GTI, the 1.6 liter turbo engine is producing a total output of 197 horsepower and 275 Nm of torque (203 lb-ft), mated to a six-speed close-ration manual transmission which is allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than 7 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph).

The Peugeot 208 GTI is getting a more aggressive design thanks to its flared wheel arches, wider side sills and some other minor tweaks and the model, which is weighing 1,160 kg (2,557 lbs) is getting 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 205/45 tires. 302 mm ventilated discs have been fitted in the front and 249 mm in the rear. No details have been announced on the pricing of the new French hot hatch just yet and the model is expected to go on sale in early 2013.