BESPOKE visual upgrades and an all-new 165kW turbocharged petrol engine feature in the special edition Peugeot 308 GT hatch, which also comes bundled with a full-fluid 8-speed Aisin automatic transmission.
Limited to just 140 examples, the special edition GT has been designed and engineered for those who want access to greater power without compromising overall comfort and practicality.
The new engine adds 285Nm of torque to a spec sheet that also includes a 1,204kg kerb weight, lower ride height (7mm front and 10mm rear) and 10-20 per cent stiffer spring and damper rates.
The 308 GT’s response to driver inputs has also been sharpened with firmer steering, sharper throttle mapping and sharper gear changes from the new gearbox. Exlusive GT badging and new look 18-inch wheels add to the exterior styling too.
It comes in six colours, including Hurricane Grey, Magnetic Blue, Pearl White, Ultimate Red, Nera Black and Platinum Grey, with additional improvements also including an amplified and sportier engine note.
Inside, there’s an exclusive interior trim and steering wheel, red instrument illumination in Sport mode, read-outs from the car’s ECU, including power and torque delivery, turbo boost pressure, and both longitudinal and transverse acceleration.
“The 308 GT will give us the ability to offer a vehicle that leverages Peugeot Sport’s experience while still maintaining the comfort and practical features of a vehicle that is driven daily,” Peugeot Australia managing director Ben Farlow said.
“With its engaging new drive train, sporty styling and limited availability, we are certain the new Peugeot 308 GT will be a hit,” he said.
The Peugeot 308 GT is the first of three new arrivals set to hit the local market, with the 508 Fastback and Sportsback set to launch soon.
The Peugeot 308 GT is available now and is priced at $39,990 plus on-roads. Some colours carry additional costs. It comes with Peugeot Australia’s 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty and 5-year roadside assist package.