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Peugeot 208 GTi Concept

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It’s been more than two years since any sort of Peugeot GTi has been available in the UK and a good few years more since anything that actually deserved of the badge graced the listings of the company that created the iconic 205 GTi. The 208 GTi Concept suggests a possible return to form with a 1.6-litre, 200bhp turbo engine lifted from the impressive RCZ coupé, widened front and rear tracks, and a beefed-up braking system. The new car is also apparently over 100kg lighter than the soft and lardy old 207 GTi. Ignore the word 'concept' in the title, what you see here is pretty much the final deal.

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Toyota FT-Bh

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A paean to all that is light and slippery in car design, the FT-Bh weighs less than 800kg - that’s 75 per cent of the weight of a base 1.0-litre Yaris - has a drag coefficient of 0.235, can average 134.5mpg and emits only 49g/km of CO2 in the process. Powering the show is a hybrid powertrain based around a lightweight, two-cylinder, 1.0-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine. Other power saving ideas include an LED lighting rig that consumes half the power of those in conventional cars.

Toyota has no plans to put this rather startling design into production, rather it’s an exercise in seeing just how light, economical and wind-cheating a car can be made using current, economically viable technology and manufacturing processes.

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