Saturday 13 May 2017

Peugeot 108 GTi

Taking inspiration from the beloved 205 GTi of the 1980s, the Peugeot 108 GTi is a pocket rocket and material proof that fun comes in small sizes. It's not the only car in its class — with Renault, VW and Fiat each fielding their own competitors in the micro-hot hatch category — but it hopes to be the best. 

Compared to the standard 108, the GTi version boasts wider tyres, beefier brakes, and stiffer springs all round. Power is boosted to 115bhp, which, in a car weighing only a tonne, is more than sufficient to have a bit of fun with. 

Visual upgrades include the sporty black alloys, rear spoiler, check-patterned front grills and, of course, the racy new bodykit. The car pictured sports the optional ‘Coupe Franche’ two-tone paint job. La subtilité est très passé.