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Peugeot stuns with new sports car

2004-08-31 08:05

The 907 is a two-seater coupé, but unfortunately it is at this stage only a concept car. However, we won't be surprised if Peugeot decides to produce this car in the near future!

Under the bonnet is a 6-litre V12 engine with a power output of 368 kW. Power is transmitted through a a six-speed gearbox placed longitudinally in front of the rear axle.

The wheelbase of this GT coupé is 2.5m, its length 4.37m, its width 1.88m, while its height culminates at 1.21m. The kerb weight is around 1 400 kg.

The structure consists principally of a carbon fibre shell, to which the mechanical components, for example, the four double wishbone suspension units, are attached.

Set into the bonnet, a glazed panel reveals twelve intake trumpets reminiscent of a fairground organ.

The roof and front windscreen form a single glazed area in harmony with the rear windscreen.

Side vents are situated in the front wings and rear quarter panels, adjacent to the glazed roof, while a retractable rear spoiler is incorporated in the tailgate.

Two exhaust pipes emerge from either side of the car, which is equipped with 18-inch wheels and Michelin tyres, 275/40 at the front and 345/35 at the rear.

Brown leather and light grey alcantara trim is used to cover both the interior and the seats. The steering wheel rim and the gear lever knob have authentic wood inlays.

The instrument panel, although digital, is displayed in analogue style and the touch screen of the central console is connected to a PC (GPS, MP3 player, etc).


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