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)
For immediate release
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
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.