A Peugeot 208 GTI around 10,000 bends
There’s not been a good hot Peugeot for 15 years. Now there is. So we took it to the twistiest place we know...
Posted: 23 May 2013
The engineers will tell you this is what happens with electric steering. It's programmed to mask road shocks, and to cancel out torque-steer. True enough, on these crazy roads, with their cambered and cresting second-gear corners, the 208 scoots along without making the slightest mischief or troubling you. The steering doesn't fight, the car takes just the course you set. It's astoundingly effective. You can go like the clappers.
But really, is that what it's all about? Isolating the driver from the action? I mean, if you wrapped your tongue in a wodge of clingfilm, no doubt you'd be able to eat a hotter grade of curry than your normal. But a night at the Koh-i-Noor isn't just about a dogfight with the chilli; you want the well-crafted blend of subtle sensations.