10. The only things that registers is the road snaking ahead and the background crescendo of the engine as it converts precisely metered explosions into dynamic forward motion. Unlike the competition, the Peugeot doesn't simply rely on extreme body-kits and pumped-up looks. Unlike the Vauxhall Corsa VXR’s system there’s no time limit for the overboost. As always, the small Pug’s chassis is a gem. Also, the engine management lets you go 300rpm past the 6500rpm red line in first gear only, making first even longer. I bought the car as a more practical car compared to a 200sx, celica or integra. Time travels slowly @ 6400rpm. Peugeot 308 R Hybrid review… Vauxhall Corsa VXR on course for electric 2022 comeback, 'At £30,000+ too many electric cars are out of reach for the average worker', Iconic Ford Escort Mk2 is reborn by specialist MST. Die beiden Mitbewerber aus dem VW-Konzern – der VW Polo GTI Cup und der Seat Ibiza Cupra teilen sich ebenfalls einen Motor. Copyright © Dennis Publishing Limited 2021. You can get a bigger car for less money, but it’s unlikely to reward you in the same way driving the Peugeot 208 GTi does. The cabin is spacious, but the side bolsters of the front chairs provide little support during hard cornering. There’s an overboost facility that boosts torque from the normal peak of 160lb ft to 195lb ft as long as you’re beyond second gear. With an incredible back catalogue of hot hatches, the firm has yet to match the brilliance of the original 205 GTi, so its latest addition, the 207 GTi, carries a hefty weight of expectation. Not a reborn GTI hot hatch, but tribute to rally victories. With a fine turbocharged engine, excellent handling and one of the best electric power-steering set-ups around, the 207 has all the ingredients of a decent hot hatch. Peugeot 207 GTi (2007 - 2009) Owner Reviews. While GTi versions of the 206 and 207 couldn’t live up to the reputation of the classic 205, this latest hot hatch from Peugeot delivers great performance in a surprisingly grown-up package. 0 Comments | Date: 03/09/2007. On the road, the 207's uprated suspension delivers more grip and fluid handling. Peugeot 207 1.4 S NEWThe 207 replaced the 206 as Peugeot's baby car in 2007, and like many new models tend to do it had grown. Read the full TG review inside. Instead, there are discreet side skirts, twin tailpipes, a subtle rear spoiler and dished 17-inch alloys to set it apart from lesser models. More's the pity, then, that it is only a partial return to form. The fastest car in Peugeot's newest supermini range, this is the new 207 GTI, which we've come to the twisting bitumen of the Col de Venice to sample. What you do get are chrome-rimmed instruments, aluminium pedals and stylish sports seats front and rear. The new Peugeot 207 GTi is bigger and sexier than its predecessor, and with a potent 1.6 litre, petrol turbo-engine the Peugeot 207 GTi has superior performance. However, real hardcore fans could be better off waiting for the even more powerful 210bhp variant to get their performance kicks. It’s not a fatal flaw, but it spoils what is otherwise a very good package. Peugeot 208 GTi (2012 - 2018) in-depth review. It’s fine when it’s perfectly set up, but when it isn’t it can spoil an otherwise excellent package. When you change direction the steering loads up slightly – almost sticking – as it goes past the straight ahead position onto the other lock. You can unsubscribe at any time using the unsubscribe mechanism on any email you receive from us. But the ... Peugeot announces 207 S16. Compared with the competition, the latest hot Peugeot is far too reserved in both appearance and sound, and is simply too ordinary to wear the famous badge. The GT is no slouch, promising 0-60mph in eight seconds, 130mph and 40mpg. The springs are stiffer, the dampers (built by Peugeot as usual) re-valved and solid bushes used for the pivot where the bottom of the strut meets the wishbone, and for the forward bush where the wishbone attaches to the subframe. There’s another technical detail in the gearbox that works particularly well on these roads and that’s a long first gear. 2017 Peugeot 308 GTi review. Not the most startling small fast hatch, but a good effort. Video: watch CarBuyer's video review of the Peugeot 207, [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"content_narrow","fid":"69208","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image"}}]]. It’s perfect for hairpins that are a bit too tight for second gear and too quick for a short first ratio. Heavily revised front suspension also improves the excellent power-steering, which is one of the finest set-ups currently available. Silver-finished door mirrors are another clue to the performance on offer, but only afficionados will be able to tell the GTi apart, which could leave some hot hatch fans feeling a bit short-changed. Perhaps I would be less critical if my transport to the airport in the UK hadn’t been the new Vauxhall Corsa VXR. Vauxhall will once again square-up to the Ford Fiesta ST, with hot new, pure-electric version of the Corsa VXR, Mike Rutherford thinks most electric cars are out of reach for the majority of new car buyers, £65,000 Ford Escort rally car recreation gives fast Ford fans a Singer of their own to aspire to. Used car review: Peugeot 206 GTi 1999-2006 The Peugeot 206 GTi had a lot to live up to - but mostly failed the test, writes DAVID MORLEY. The chassis engineer’s goal with this car was to make a 1205kg hot hatch feel like a 1000kg hatch and to do that they concentrated particularly on the front axle. About 25bhp and £600. From VXR to Type R, no family car builder would be without a performance badge to tempt enthusiasts. A big improvement on the disappointing 206 GTi, but still no match for a Clio 197 or Corsa VXR, Haymarket Media Group, publishers of Autocar takes your privacy seriously. Talented new rivals in the form of the Vauxhall Corsa VXR and Renault-sport Clio 197 add to the building sense of anticipation, so how does the hot 207 rate on British roads? 0. However, the GTi isn't a typical thrill-a-minute hot hatch in the mould of its predecessors and lacks the raw driving experience and sporty design cues that make the Corsa VXR or Renaultsport Clio so exciting. That’s because this little French three-door continues the fun-to-steer legacy started decades ago by the original 205 GTi which became legendary in the 1980s and '90s as a bang-for-your-buck hot hatch favourite. Read our experts' views on the engine, practicality, running costs, overall performance and more. Peugeot has at last rediscovered some hot hatch form. We are not expecting Peugeot to replicate the 205 GTI, for that is a totally unrealistic ask. The 207 GTI is vastly better than the 206 GTI, so if you're a fan of the latter, you'll be blown away by it. Well, the 207 GTI's chassis has a very good balance, there’s not much body roll and the rear axle works perfectly when you’re braking hard into a corner and nosing the front in. In order to satisfy the appetites of modern hot hatchback lovers, I suspect that it should have – and when the 207 GTI meets its rivals, I suspect I will be proved right. Peugeot 207 GTi Review | Private Fleet It’s great to see Peugeot living up to its fantastic performance standards. The person who designed that car’s cabin obviously sleeps with a Demon Tweeks catalogue on his or her bedside table. Both use the same 1.6-litre engine co-developed with BMW for the new, new Mini; both use twin-scroll turbochargers and develop the same 177lb ft of torque. It certainly has price on its side, but let's hope that Peugeot gets the forthcoming 210bhp range-topper right. Even so, few can match Peugeot's GTi brand when it comes to pedigree. We will use your information to ensure you receive messages that are relevant to you. By Benji Batley on 31 May 2008. The car is different to all the normal Japanese and Korean offerings, it's stylish, it's quick, it handles beautifully while still returning 7 litres per 100kms. Peugeot hasn't been so reserved under the bonnet, though, and the GTi's 175bhp 1.6-litre turbo engine is shared with the MINI Cooper S. It doesn't have the power or rev-hungry nature of its rivals, but with lots of low-down torque (an impressive 244Nm at only 1,600rpm), its power delivery is much more relaxed. The Peugeot 208 GTi has a lot to live up to. However, there is still noticeable body roll in tight bends and the low-speed ride highlights small surface imperfections. The GTI’s power steering is over assisted at slow speeds and has a rather odd feel when you’re going quickly, especially through switchbacks. However, the nicely weighted steering is at odds with the large diameter wheel and five-speed gearbox. 2007 PEUGEOT 207 GTI Review. It’s turbocharged with direct injection – which permits an efficient 10.5:1 compression ratio (the fuel enters the combustion chamber after the point at which pre-ignition would occur). Also, UK cars will have a slightly different front bumper and sill skirts but, unfortunately, the same rather dull-looking alloys as this one. Year/plate: 2008/08; Bought: New in March 2008; the boot, can shallow loads of stuff especially when the seats are down... Read full review; … Owner Reviews; Specs; For Sale; Used Prices; Filter by version: 10 owners have reviewed ... Peugeot 207 207 GTi 1.6 16V GTi THP (175bhp) 3d Owner Review 5 out of 5 5. Energy-saving electric power steering is here to stay unfortunately. 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