Exclusive: Even more powerful 208 could follow GTi

James Baggott

Peugeot's new 208 GTi will hit the streets with a 200bhp 1.6-litre turbo engine when it arrives in the spring – but the maker hasn't ruled out an even more powerful version could follow.

Autoblog exclusively revealed that the engineers behind the new model were faced with choosing between installing a 200bhp or 230bhp unit in the new car.