Tuned Peugeot 205 GTi
Matt Marden’s tuned Peugeot 205 GTi
Like many of us, Matt Marsden used to be content pottering about in a body-kitted hatch. But around four-years ago, he got his first hit of drag racing and has been addicted to speed ever since.
A bit of recreational fun soon turned into an ambition to win Class A at Santa Pod’s Ultimate Street Car. Over 20k has seen Matt through three previous builds, including a trusty Mi16 conversion, but he’s finally happy (for now) with this heavily-fettled GTi-6 set-up you see in front of you.
There’s a catalogue of tuning goodies under the hood of this Laser green 205. Pretty much all the internals of the 2.0-litre lump have been played with, from the knife edged and balanced crank, to the high compression pistons and re-profiled cams. The hunt for any gain, no matter how big or small is vital as every little helps when you’re looking to knock off that elusive tenth of a second.