Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Peugeot 907

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis



This is one of those concept cars that everybody really, really wishes had made it to production. Imagine how popular a slinky, dinky Peugeot GT with a sodding great V12 poking through the bonnet would have been...
First revealed a decade ago at the Paris Motor Show, it was the brainchild of designer Jean-Christophe Bolle-Reddat and styling chief Gérard Welter, marking the closure of the manufacturer's 40-year-old design centre at La Garenne and its replacement by the new facility at Vélizy. Under the bonnet sit a pair of 3.0-litre V6 engines, mated by a common crank to create a roaring 500bhp V12; the exhausts exit just behind the front wheels and, brilliantly, it's a fully functional car rather than just a styling exercise. Indeed, the carbon-fibre monocoque and double-wishbone suspension mean that it's something of a mover.
It's wonderful that it exists, of course, but wouldn't it be even better if there were more of them?

Spotted at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed - click here for more photos.










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