Peugeot 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Edition to debut at Goodwood Festival Of Speed

PEUGEOT GTi – first introduced with the iconic 205 GTi back in 1984GTi badge has proudly featured on performance versions of the Brand’s products ever sinceThe PEUGEOT Brand is on the move up-market and GTi is a key aspect of that journeyPEUGEOT is celebrating 30 years of the GTi in 2014 and at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (27th–29th June) in the Supercar & ‘First Glimpse’ class, a specially-enhanced 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition makes its world debut on display with dynamic demonstrations.

The 208 GTi 30th Anniversary will be available for viewing on static display in the Moving Motor Show showroom and on the Hillclimb at speed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The debut of the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary is similar to the reveal of the RCZ R the previous year and is all part of the exciting showcase of products placed on display at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed by PEUGEOT that includes an enviable line-up:

On display at the PEUGEOT Stand:

2008 DKR – the Dakar challenger for the 2015 endurance competitionPEUGEOT Design Lab mezzanine space displaying the ONYX Sofa– on sale at €135,000‘PEUGEOT Gravity Drop’ public ride – pre-booking available at Concept Car (European debut)RCZ R Sports Coupé – 270bhp 1.6-litre road car308 R Concept Car (270bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine)208 HYbrid FE Demonstrator (capable of 0-60mph in 8.0seconds / 46g/km CO2)308 Hatchback (2014 European Car of the Year)208 GTi Prestige (fully-specified model)On dynamic demonstration up the Goodwood Hillclimb:

2014 208 GTi 30th Anniversary Limited Edition(World debut)2013 208 T16 Pikes Peak car - driven by 9-times World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb1988 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak - driven by Enda GarveyOn show at the Cartier ‘Style et Luxe’:

2004 907 V12 Coupé ConceptIn 2014, PEUGEOT marks a 125-year anniversary of automotive development, following the brands evolution initiated in 1810 from a business developing cutting tools and mills, kitchen utensils and other developments. The progression from producing cycles, scooters, motorcycles and then motor vehicles – has seen the automotive division achieve many notable successes:

1810 Peugeot brand was formed producing metal cutting and shaping implements - saws and chisels

1889 The steam-driven Serpollet-Peugeot automobile was the first and only one was produced

1890 The first internal-combustion Peugeot car was a Type 2 powered by a Panhard-Daimler engine

1894 Albert Lemaître driving a Peugeot 3hp Type 5 won the very first recorded motor sport competition – the Paris to Rouen race. Five Peugeot cars were entered with all five finishing.

1895 Édouard and André Michelin first used pneumatic tyres in competition on a Peugeot car Paris-Bordeaux-Paris race

1896 Peugeot Automobiles business was established, and Peugeot engines powered its vehicles

1898 Peugeot became the first manufacturer to fit (solid) rubber tyres to a (petrol-powered) car

1899 Lemaître won the Nice-Castellane-Nice Rally in a Peugeot 20hp racer

1901 Type 36 was the first Peugeot to feature a bonnet, a new single-cylinder engine and a steering wheel. The first Peugeot Bebé was shown at the Paris Motor Show and became a ‘style leader’

1907 Peugeot’s first 6-cylinder engine was shown at the Paris Salon

1912 The second Peugeot Bebé (baby / compact / small car – BP1) was designed by Ettore Bugatti

1912 Georges Boillot driving a Peugeot with the first four-valve per cylinder engine (DOHC 4-cylinder 7.6-litre) won the French Grand Prix & was the first to repeat success winning in 1913 and 1915

1913 Production of automobiles started at Sochaux (now the oldest car-producing site in the world)

1913 Peugeot became the first non-American company to win the Indianapolis race, winning again in 1916 (Dario Resta) and in 1919 (Howdy Wilcox)

1922 Peugeot won the Coppa Florios race and again in 1925

1923 First in the Touring Car Grands Prix, repeated in 1925 and in 1926 won the Spa 24 hour race

1929 Peugeot introduced a numerical identity after its 201st design became known as the ‘201’ – which in 1931 was the first production car in the world to have independent front suspension

1934 Introduction of the world’s first retractable hardtop car with the 401 Éclipse

1935 Production of the 202, 302 and 402 all featured the Airflow-inspired aerodynamic style

1938 402 was the first aerodynamic Peugeot car to be mass produced, called the ‘Sochaux Rocket’

1959 Peugeot launched the 403 Diesel – the first mass-produced Diesel car in the world

1963 The Peugeot 404 Sedan won the East African Safari and again in 1966 and 1967

1965 The 404 set 40 endurance class records for a Diesel powered car at the Monthléry race track

1967 204 was the first front-wheel drive car with diesel power (the smallest diesel engine in the world)

1969 Peugeot 504 was voted 1969 European Car of the Year (119 points awarded)

1972 104 was the smallest five-door car in the world when launched

1975 The 504 Injection Sedan won the East African Safari and again in 1978

1979 Peugeot 604 D Turbo was the first turbocharged diesel car to be sold in Europe

1981 Peugeot Sport was formed by then director, Jean Todt

1984 The Peugeot 205 GTi was launched – the birth of a popular icon of ‘pocket-rocket’ performance

1984 205 Turbo 16 (T16) Group B was the first mid-engined four-wheel drive car and took its first victory in Finland in the hands of Ari Vatanen

1985 Peugeot won the Manufacturer’s & Driver’s title (Timo Salonen) in the World Rally Championship

1987 Peugeot then won the Dakar Rally with 205 T16 and three times (1988-1990 with the 405 T16

1988 At the Pikes Peak Hillclimb in Colorado Peugeot won twice (1988 & 1989) with the 405 T16

1988 Peugeot 405 was voted 1988 European Car of the Year (464 points awarded – the highest ever score)

1992 905 won the Le Mans 24-hour race and in 1993 followed it with a perfect 1-2-3 finish

1994 Powered McLaren in Formula One, then Jordan GP in 1995-97 and Prost GP 1998-2000

1999 Peugeot 607 was the first car to be fitted with a Diesel particulate filter as standard

2000 206 WRC won the Manufacturer’s (2000-2002) & Drivers title with Marcus Grönholm

2002 Peugeot 307 was voted 2002 European Car of the Year (286 points awarded)

2003 The 206 was the first diesel supermini to be equipped with a particulate filter

2004 Peugeot 1007 was the first passenger car to feature sliding doors on a two door car

2007 Peugeot won the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) 3-times (2007-2009) with the 207 S2000

2009 907 won the Le Mans 24-hour race, winning many other LMS races around the world

2010 Peugeot 3008 Crossover HYbrid4 was the world’s first production diesel-electric hybrid vehicle

2013 Peugeot returned to Pikes Peak with Sébastien Loeb who conquered the hillclimb in a time of just 8:13.878, beating the previous record by an astonishing 90 seconds

2014 Peugeot 308 voted 2014 European Car of the Year (307 points awarded)