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Restomod: Tolman resurrects the Peugeot 205 GTI!

If you are a fan of the 205 GTI, the restomod of this British company will please you. Tolman Engineering offers a facelift to the small bombinette from Peugeot!

We all know a story with this little French nugget from the 80s. This year, the British company Tolmann Engineering offers a whole new order of catering for the little one 205 GTI ! The Tolman company was founded in 2007 by Chris Tolman and in the past it notably assembled racing engines for WRC competitions for example.

Let’s see what their work looks like on our iconic Frenchwoman!

A completely new electronic management for the engine

The 1.9 liter (1,905 cc) engine3) from 205 GTI the most powerful at the time was developing 130 horsepower. With this facelift, the block has been revised and now has a surfaced 16V cylinder head, a modern electronic management, particularly at the accelerator level, or even a revised exhaust system. Thanks to these modifications, the small block now develops approximately 200 horsepower. For a car weighing less than 900 kg, this is very interesting!

A complete optimization of the 205 GTI

More power is good, but the cavalry must still be able to pass over the front wheels! For this, a differential Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing has been added.

Other elements have also been reviewed. The 5-speed gearbox, for example, has been slightly overhauled with smoother gear shifting. The brakes have been replaced by a module Brand new AP Racing (optional). Also, the little lioness is now equipped with a power steering.

At the level of the dashboard, a complete digital screen is offered as an option, making it possible to reproduce the counters of the GTI of origin. Finally, electric windows are also part of the game (goodbye cranks!) and LEDs take place at the four corners of the vehicle.

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If you plan to “treat” this particular restomod, you will have to pay close to 63 000 € minimumsans options !

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