Restoring a revered classic like the Peugeot 205 takes vision, engineering mastery and uncompromising respect for the original DNA of this stand-out model.
We apply everything we know about 21st-century performance, reliability and functionality whilst staying true to the car’s original essence and drivability.
The results? An authentic restoration you can enjoy today and every day, designed and built in-house to your specifications.
Tolman Edition Specs
Built to be driven, Tolman Edition 205 GTI is the epitome of the 80’s hot-hatch era with all the modern reliability and feature functionality you’ve come to expect. Our sensitive approach and attention to detail follow our ethos for non-invasive enhancements, meaning we can return everything we do to standard.
Rewarding, responsive, and engaging; an experience that takes you back to your first taste of a hot-hatch with the bonus of optional performance and convenience elements to suit how you want to enjoy your car. Choose from 1.6 or 1.9, all sympathetically breathed on for extra performance.
Arrive at your destination with a smile on your face. Our decades of experience in automotive and motorsport combine to create a pin-sharp chassis set up for a smooth, comfortable road ride that evokes all the emotion that thrilled drivers four decades ago.
Over 700 hours go into each Tolman Edition, making sure the bits you can’t see match the quality of what you can see, with no exceptions. Before adding new headline features, we restore every car to better than new condition.
A drive you won’t easily forget, with an engine package like no other. Up to 200bhp in a chassis of under 900kg, coupled with the fabled Quaife Automatic Torque Biasing differential, makes the Tolman Edition a real-world driver’s hot-hatch.
Modern engine management systems are brought together with modern materials and build methods to create digital advancement with the feel of an old-school 205. For example, our LCD dashboard replicates original analogue dials with the ability to display more data and custom pages and designs.
We knew we were onto something special when we produced our 1600cc development 205 GTI in 2021.
Now, you can order your own bespoke Tolman Edition, customised to your specification, whilst still retaining the magic of quite possibly the ultimate hot-hatch.
Contact us below to discuss your project and make owning your next dream car a reality.