Peugeot has confirmed today that, as expected, the secret new sports car it will unveil at this month’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is indeed the new 308 GTi.
Goodwood founder Charles Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March, first let slip with the GTi details earlier this month - but Peugeot, for its part, had yet to reveal anything more than plans to reveal something special.
Today, the carmaker has released a short looping video clip on social media service Vine, revealing snippets of the new hot hatch’s design while flashing the hashtag #Peugeot308GTi across the screen.
Of course, with an unidisguised 308 spied last week with big new wheels, meaty brakes and a pair of sizeable exhaust tips, there’s little left in the way of a surprise.
Details on the newest in a long line of Peugeot GTi models are still to come, although it is expected that power will come from the same hot-tuned 1.6 litre turbo engine that produces 199kW in the special RCZ-R coupe.
Peugeot Sport boss Bruno Famin has also confirmed to TMR that his team has been working on the new hot hatch for some time now, promising between 185 and 199kW of power.
Front-wheel-drive is the likely layout, and we can expect to see manual and automatic transmissions offered.
Watch for the new 308 GTi to debut on the June 25-28 weekend.
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