Peugeot prepares an even hotter 207 with more power than any supermini on sale
23 February 2007

In response to the stinging criticism aimed at its 150bhp 207 GT, Peugeot is upping the ante in the fast supermini market and launching a 210bhp version of its new hot hatchback, the 207 GTi. The fiercer version of the 207 GTi will appear at next month’s Geneva motor show. It will use the BMW-PSA derived 1.6-litre engine, but running enough boost to endow it with 210bhp - more power than Renault's Clio 197 and Vauxhall's new Corsa VXR, and the likely output of Mini's second-generation Cooper S Works, which is yet to be announced.The faster GTi will also get completely revised suspension to suit the increased power, and a particularly impressive pair of front seats, report insiders. The company is also planning a range of aftermarket suspension tuning kits for the GTi.

Richard Bremner

Our Verdict

Peugeot 207 2006-2012

The Peugeot 207 hatchback is safely-played and as such lacks charm, verve and difference

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