Peugeot always seems to save its best for it's home motor show and the forthcoming Paris Motor Show looks likely to be blessed with several radical new Peugeot designs, including the magnificent Peugeot 907 GT coupe.
This is the archetypal touring car, discreet, but processing a sculpted and elegant shape, luxurious on account of the choice of materials it incorporates, and also extremely sporty as a result of its styling and its unrivalled engineering credentials.
The 907 is a two-seater coupe, modern but also classic. As in the time of the great coachbuilders, this coupe embodies one of the finest engineering dreams of combining a large capacity engine within a classical shape, achieving a genuine synergy of advanced technology and motoring tradition.
The 6.0 litre V12 engine (368 kW or 500 bhp) is positioned longitudinally behind the front axle; connected by a small propshaft, it transmits its power to a six-speed gearbox placed longitudinally in front of the rear axle.
The wheelbase of this GT coupe is 2.50 metres, its length 4.37 metres, its width 1.88 metres, while its height culminates at 1.21 metres and its passenger compartment, designed to accommodate two people comfortably, is situated just ahead of the rear axle to allow for a long bonnet. The kerb weight is around 1400 kg.
The structure consists principally of a carbon fibre shell, to which the mechanical components, such as 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'' wheels and Michelin tyres, 275/40 at the front and 345/35 at the rear. The body is painted "Molybdenum Grey."
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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