For the last 10 years Peugeot only focused on delivering nice looking cars that will do well for your daily commuting. Well folks it looks like they’re getting back to it, as we’re just hearing that the French manufacturer just took the wraps off of the new Peugeot 308 GTi. The new model runs on the same engine as the RCZ Coupe, the 1.6 liter THP (turbocharged direct-injection) mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox. Which helps the new Peugeot 308 GTi sprints from 0 to 100km/h in 7.7 seconds.
On the outside there aren’t many changes, at least not ones that we could find easily. There are 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, a lowered rear bumper with a stylishdiffuser, dual chrome exhaust pipes and a carbon-style insert beneath the front bumper.
Like it? The 2010 Peugeot 308 GTi should launch on June 10 in France with a base price of €26,900. [via DeviceMAG]
The Volkswagen GTI has also been an adorable hatch but that is not enough at times to draw admiration. Certain power-upgrades can do the trick and that is what UK Tuning House APS has done with the Golf. It has made the iconic hatch touch 250 horses courtesy of a turbocharged engine. The upgrade has also picked up the torque to 395 Nm which gives this commuter a breath of fresh air as far as the engine is concerned.
The tuning house calls this power upgrade-Stage One, which is reflective of the higher power upgrades to come. APS outfitted the Golf with a turbocharged engine that helps achieve 250bhp with 395 Nm and 5800 rpm. Courtesy of this engine, this car clocks 0 to 60mph in 6.2 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 155mph. The price of this ECU is £599.
Volkswagen has just launched its latest Golf GTD in Germany. Considered the GTI of diesels, the new Golf GTD is based on the same car that except for its 2.0-litre direct injection common rail turbo diesel that sports 170 hp at 4,200rpm and 350Nm of torque between 1,750rpm and 2,500rpm. Capable of going naught to 100km/h in just 8.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 220km/h (136.7mph), the new Golf GTD has been mated to a 6-speed manual transmission and does 5.3 litres per 100km (53.3 UK mpg). With a lowered chassis, chrome horizontal stripes on the front grille, standard fog lights, twin chrome tailpipes and 17-inch wheels with 225 section tyres, prices start €27,475 (with a DSG version at €29,350. [via WCF]
There’s good stuff on carblog when it comes to Golf VI. Some think it’s ugly, some think it’s an amazing desing, but none have seen the new VW Golf GTI W12-650 Concept with a body kit from Exclusive Tuning Worldwide. it’s a new body kit that will cost you a whopping $16,000, but the result is nothing short of cool. Featuring a new front bumper with a large air intake, massive side skirts, a new rear bumper, a revised hatch, and a working quad exhaust system, we’re definitely sold on its looks. And we didn’t even count those stylish 18-inch GTI wheels … [via autoblog.nl]
We already knowhow Golf 6 looks like, we’ve seen the GTI or the MK6 version, but did you know that the Germans have been secretly working on an all new Polo GTI as well? What you see in here is an artist rendering of what could be the fastest series Polo ever.
Powered by the same 1.4 liter super- and turbo-charged four-cylinger TSI as the Ibiza Cupra and developing nothing less than 178 hp, it should top at 225kmh and reach 60 mph in less than 7 seconds. Mated to a six-speed manual transmission, with red brake calipers, dual exhaust, and signal mirrors, the new Polo GTI is expected to do 40mpg (7 l/100km), and emits 150 grams of CO2/km. Not that bad if you care about the environment.
Fans of the iconic VW Golf range will have to wait with bated breaths, as the appearance of the the Golf VI is likely to be postponed. An interview with VW’s head of development Ulrich Hackenburg at the Shanghai Show established that VWâ€™s best seller will not be replaced next spring as per original plans. Apparently, the current Golf V is still selling well and there isn’t sufficient reason to effect a hasty replacement. (more…)
Issue 71 of the Speed and Sound is hot on the shelves. This jam packed issue features some of the most inspirational vehicles weâ€™ve ever laid eyes on.
Our cover car hails from the Big Boss Auto stable. This ultra rare two door Golf IV will keep you glued to the pages in amazement and awe. One-off wheels and mesmerizing paint job make this VW something special.
Just as rare is the Topsport tuned VW Corrado, yup, you heard right, a VW Corrado running a turbo VR6 lump with looks to match. Itâ€™s been a long time coming but finally itâ€™s here, between our pages in all itâ€™s glory.
In a change from what weâ€™ve grown accustomed to, a box-shape Nissan Sentra Coupe graces us with its presence. Fully customized, inside and out, with a meaty turbo power plant to boot.
Hailing from the shores of Japan but now terrorizing the streets of South Africa, Des Gutzietâ€™s Top Secret R34 Skyline is an absolute monster. I drove with him round Wesbank to give you a first hand account of the raw power this beast possesses.
The tech section gives you the run down of your wheels, just about everything you need to know about alloys.
With a health dose of speed and sound, the ICE section plays host to a supercharged M3 with a killer JL sound install. Neeresh also shows you how to build a wall, getting you in shape for some big numbers.
This months installment of VDUB brings you the carnage that was rounds seven and eight of the GTi Challenge as well as pics from the Krugerdorp hillclimb.
The cover car is a force to be reckoned with: A pitch black MK IV GTi thatâ€™s as loud as it is strong, with subtlety being the key.
We test the CiTi-R and the new S3 Audi (hey, itâ€™s VAG â€“ weâ€™re allowed to!) to give you the truth about these well-hyped cars.
The Cape has always been big on styling and Noorâ€™s Mk 3 Jetta is cleaner than Kojakâ€™s head.