One of two Peugeot 908 chassis built for the 2008 season and 1984 205 T16 offered for auction
Estimates place value of 908 Le Mans Prototype at €1.2-1.6 million (AUD $1.8-2.4 million)
Winner of the 2009 Petit Le Mans and the 2010 1000 Kilometers of Algarve
Groundbreaking HDi FAP clean-exhaust diesel-powered V-12 Estimates place value of 205 T16 Group B at €600,000-800,000 (AUD $0.9-1.2 million)
205 T16 Driven by Ari Vatanen at vehicles debut Winner of the 1985 Monte Carlo rally
For the second time ever, a Le Mans winning Peugeot 908 will be offered for purchase via Sotheby’s auction with estimates placing the vehicles worth at $1.8-2.4 million dollars (AUD).
Joining the 908 at auction is a 1984 works Peugeot 205 T16, Evolution 1, Group B rally vehicle will also go under the hammer – with estimates of $900,000 to $1,2000,000 (AUD) for the iconic vehicle.
Peugeot has unveiled its updated 2008 SUV ahead of its Australian introduction in the fourth quarter of 2016.
The 2016 model updates include styling, technology and drivetrain changes.
Styling updates extend to all new wheel arch flares, new vertical front grille and scuff plates – while a new Ultimate Red is added to the colour palate.
Yet to be confirmed for Australia is a new ‘GT Line’ variant, a vehicle that offers visual enhancements over standard variants.
Technological enhancements extend to new Mirror Screen functionality, based on MirrorLinkTM and Apple Carplay®, along with the reversing camera and Park Assist on selected models.
At the heart of the updates will be a range of new engines, headlined by Peugeot’s PureTech range of drivetrains.
Final specification and model line-up will be confirmed closer to model launch late 2016.
PEUGEOT 2008, in a nutshell
A compact SUV, the PEUGEOT 2008 is an assertive proposition. It provides an unparalleled dynamic performance and a unique and addictive driving experience.
The design features the codes of the segment, with added power and robustness. The wheel arch extensions, new vertical front grille and scuff plates protect the bodywork and the occupants. The wave roof and roof bars, the rear door moulding and the spoiler are characterised by their sophisticated design.
Black and chrome headlamps and 3D claws illustrate the embedded technology from the outside. Inside, the lighting highlights the luxury of the materials and attention to detail which is apparent in every item.
The new GT Line trim adds a sporty and chic theme to the red/black spirit. This trim, common to the entire range, is consistent with the brand’s upgrading strategy.
The 60:40 modular back seats means the boot volume can vary from 410 to 1400 litres in an instant.
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® ensures a unique sensations in the segment. The driver enjoys an intuitive, agile, flexible and safe driving experience.
Peugeot Australia has launched two 308 GTi models after a 15 year absence of the GTi badge from the model in Australia.
The GTi models have been launched as the high-performance flagships for the 308 range, winner of the prestigious 2014 European Car of the Year.
More than just a badge and alloy wheels, the 308 GTi has been extensively developed by Peugeot Sport who are Peugeot’s in-house motorsport division that boasts a wealth of expertise developing high-performance road and race cars.
The 308 GTi is the fourth road car project in three years following the acclaimed RCZ R, 208 GTi 30th and 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport.
Underpinning the two model attack is Peugeot’s proven high-output 1.6-litre THP petrol engine, with two power outputs depending on the model, with 184kW (250hp) in the GTi 250 and 200kW (270hp) in the GTi 270, both paired exclusively to a six-speed manual transmission.
Peugeot’s latest hot hatch is encased in a modern exterior style that takes the marque’s now-familiar design philosophy and adds a touch of aggression.
Peugeot Australia will offer the final 40 RCZ coupes to go on sale in Australia with a driveaway pricing of $49,990* – saving customers in the order of $14,000^ when driveway benefits are also taken into account.
The final 40 RCZ will be the last of the iconic Peugeot coupes, with their trademark ‘double bubble’ roof, available in Australia.
The svelte two-door features a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol engine paired to a six-speed manual, or six-speed automatic, transmission.
The RCZ is also available with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel drivetrain paired to a 6 speed manual.
308 GTi to offer two model variants and two states of tune
308 GTi 250 and 270 models available under $50,000
Vehicles set for February 2016 launch
Peugeot Australia will launch not one but two variations of its highly anticipated 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport for under $50,000* – significantly below earlier expectations.
The 308 GTi will be available in two specifications and with two states of tune; the 184kW 308 GTi 250 will carry a recommended retail price (RRP) of $44,990*, while the 200kW 308 GTi 270 will carry an RRP of $49,990*.
Both vehicles will be available to pre-order from December.
National Marketing Manager for Peugeot Australia, Dimitri Andreatidis, said the 308 GTi brings an iconic badge back to a legendary segment.
“After a decade of absence of the GTi badge from our 3-series hatch models, we return with not one but two models; both developing more power and torque than any model before it,” said Andreatidis.
“The 308 GTi signals more than the relaunch of Peugeot performance product and it signifies the growing importance of Australia for Peugeot, with the vehicle available to limited countries worldwide.
“We are very excited about the return of the GTi badge to the hot hatch segment and believe it will resonate with Australian’s and their appetite for sports and performance product, offering fun, efficient, enjoyable, comfortable and thoroughly engaging drive experience.
“The 308 GTi will certainly give hot hatch customers a reason to look forward to 2016,” said Andreatidis.
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