2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 HP track review

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On the move, the 308 GTI feels light and agile, with sharp steering and a willingness to change direction that I think is currently unmatched in the hot hatch segment. This is a characteristic most likely linked to a combination of factors: its low mass (1,205 kg claimed base weight), sticky Michelin SuperSport tires and the small steering wheel all come together to define its character.
However, not all is perfect: on the road, its suspension feels overly stiff and insufficiently well damped, and you’ll often find yourself bounced around a bit more than you’d like - yes, this is a sporty car, but using shocks made out of what feels like granite only makes it fast around a track, and in fact may make it slower and trickier to drive on the road.

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