A video comparison between two B-segment hot hatches has been put together recently by Auto Express.
Are you on the lookout for a new Renault RS 220 Trophy or are you interested in the Peugeot 208 GTi? Well, if the answer to one of these questions is “yes”, you have come to the right place because this video review of the two may make a big difference in what you should add to your garage.
The Peugeot 208 GTi is not exactly new but it is an important competitor in the B-segment for hot hatches. It is making use of a 1.6 liter turbocharged gasoline burner, which is capable of putting down a total of 208 HP (153 kW) and a peak torque of 275 Nm (203 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is connected to a close-ratio 6-speed manual transmission and it needs less than 7 seconds in order to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph), being able to reach a top speed of 225 km/h (140 mph). The model has a MacPherson strut suspension, torsion beam rear, updated anti-roll bars and recalibrated dampers.
The Renault Clio RS 220 Trophy is making use of a 1.6 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine as well, but this is more powerful coming with 220 HP (164 kW) and 260 Nm (192 lb-ft) of torque. The unit is connected to an EDC dual-clutch transmission. Compared to the regular Clio RS, this has 20 HP and 20 Nm of torque more, sitting 20 mm lower at the front and 10 mm at the back and gaining updated springs 40 percent stiffer at the back.