• Jun 16, 2006
Peugeot has decided to send its gorgeous 907 concept car to next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed, where the big GT will charge up the hill at full-tilt as it takes part in the Supercar Run. This is significant, because most aficionados never get to see concepts like the 907 do anything other than rotate on dishes in convention halls. Sure, they look pretty as they take center stage at their parent companies' stands, but the real thrill comes from seeing these cars in motion and hearing them roar.

And roaring is exactly what the 907's gonna do. Its 6.0L, 500-horsepower V12 is perfectly capable of creating a ruckus. Assuming SPEED TV covers Goodwood as it has in the past, everyone's going to have a chance to see the 907 walk the walk.

Get out of its way.

(Press release and gratuitous additional 907 photos follow after the jump)

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15 June, 2006

PEUGEOT 907 V12 TO THRILL AT GOODWOOD FESTIVAL OF SPEED
  • Stunning Peugeot 907 GT supercar concept to feature in the Goodwood Festival of Speed Supercar Run
  • 6.0 litre, V12 engine produces 500 bhp
  • Carbon fibre construction
The Peugeot 907 – a V12 GT coupé concept – is making its UK debut at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed over the first weekend in July. Powered by a 6.0-litre 500bhp V12 engine, the one-off carbon fibre concept is being demonstrated in the Supercar Run at approximately 1.20pm on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 July*.

907 as a concept was created as the archetypal grand touring car – a two-seater coupé – and is thoroughly modern but with a classic twist. With a nod to the era of the great coachbuilders, this stunning coupé embodies one of the great engineering dreams of combining a large capacity engine within a classical shape, achieving a genuine synergy of advanced technology and motoring tradition. It also provided the first clue to the frontal style identity of the new 207 which has just gone on sale in the UK.

The carbon fibre bodyshell features an integral glass roof and front windscreen harmonised with the rear windscreen. Side vents are situated in the front wings and rear quarter panels, while a retractable rear spoiler is incorporated in the tailgate.

Tantalisingly, a glazed panel set into the bonnet reveals 12 intake trumpets that hint at the power that exists beneath. 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 wheelbase of this GT coupé is 2500mm, with an overall length of 4370mm and a width of 1880mm. The 907 has a kerb weight of just 1400kg, generating a power-to-weight ratio of 347bhp/tonne.

The interior is designed to provide comfort for two occupants and is trimmed in brown leather and light grey Alcantara trim. The steering wheel rim and the gear lever knob have authentic wood inlays.

* The 907 will also be running on Friday around 10am and 2.20pm before free practice.

Peugeot is exhibiting at Goodwood in a prime position, directly opposite Goodwood House, with a range of its latest products – the newest being the 207 hatchback, displayed with the race-inspired 207R Cup concept.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Perfect!! nothing more this word, it is really perfect.
      it will get competion in the world market specially in the arabian gulf. good job and amazing design, 2 thumbs up peugeot group.

      Ghassan
      • 8 Years Ago
      One word: gorgeous.
      • 8 Years Ago
      so many companies are trying to work in the F1 nose. Toyota tried it on the Celica, Mercedes looks hideous, Ferrari pulled it off, and Pugeot doesn't even have a team and looks better than the Merc.
      gkz
      • 8 Years Ago
      the front half looks like an attractive version of the mb-mclaren slr and the back half looks like recent ferrari gt's but with fun-house proportions. they flat out stole the slr exhaust pipes, the ferrari 275 gtb/4's vents behind the doors, and the hood of a 250TR. not to mention the wheels from a panoz esperante. the headlights and tailights are the only original design details on the whole thing.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That can't be a Peugeot. They must have bought it from Ferrari. Way to pretty
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice car! I think the french car manufactors are finding their style again.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Scary monster front end , pollywog body
      • 8 Years Ago
      looks like a mclaren mercedes slr. though not as good. mind you the slr isn't that great a car to copy....still, it gives you people what the peugeot looks like, which seems to have gotten worse recently, though the first product of this new family face (the popular and cute 206) was good-looking. partly blame safety legislation for the huge mouth/grille. as for the comment #2, he's quite wrong. the french actually are probably the msot original when it comes to styling. it's just that sometimes it doesn't work, but when it does, like the citroen ds, it's great.
      • 8 Years Ago
      James: "The 907 is the car that span at 120mph on a public road with an Autocar journalist in the passenger seat: http://www.autocar.co.uk/FirstDrive_Summary.asp?RT=218087"

      The car referred to in the article you linked to was the 207, whereas Autoblog's article is about the 907. They're two very, very different cars, not least due to the 207 having three wheels.

      Anyway, it's a gorgeous car. When I look at it I see a hint of Crossfire in the design. I hope that is as far as the resemblance goes because the Crossfire is an awful car to drive.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That car is so goddamned hideous, I want to puke.

      I don't get it. The French just have no effing clue how to design cars. Simple as that.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The 907 is the car that span at 120mph on a public road with an Autocar journalist in the passenger seat: http://www.autocar.co.uk/FirstDrive_Summary.asp?RT=218087

      Should make for an interesting hillclimb...
      • 8 Years Ago
      That car is trés BadAss!
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