We drive a brand new old Peugeot 205
It was the Eighties’ finest hot hatch. Now it’s back, and it’s even better
Posted: 24 May 2013
You know what Singer does to old Porsche 911s? Well, Pug1off (I know, I know, the result of too many beers in a Thai hot tub when owner Matt Jobling was a younger man), does the same to old Peugeots. So what you're looking at here started life in 1989 as a white 1.6 GTI, but has received a transplanted 2.0-litre engine and six-speed gearbox from a 306 GTi-6, which in addition has high-performance camshafts, a tweaked ECU and a totally different intake and exhaust system.
Then there's the rally engine mounts, the Quaife differential, the custom gear linkages, the Bilstein dampers, the wishbones from a Peugeot 309 for the extra camber they offer...