However, Italian touring car driver, Massimo Arduini and his team probably see the 308 GTi’s hidden talents and set out to create this race inspired, one-off 308 GTi.
The team got to work by stripping the French hot hatch down to the essentials, cutting weight down to just 1,155kg along the way, despite reworked front and rear bumpers, new diffusers and wide fenders on all four corners.
The 308 GTi’s turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder engine also got a look into, which along with an upgrade intercooler and exhaust system, now churns out 222kW (298hp/302PS) – an increase of 22kW from the stock model.
Finally, the upgrade is completed with a pair of 18-inch wheels wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, a set of 340mm Brembo brakes, and KW adjustable suspension.
No performance figures have been released but it’s safe to assume it’s quicker than the standard car’s 6.0 seconds century sprint.