• Sep 17, 2006

Peugot will be taking the wraps off its newest hot-hatch at Paris: the 207 GT. While anticipation had been building for a road-going production version of the 207 Super 2000 rally car (hinted at with the 207 RCup concept shown at Geneva), the latest information indicates that this will be the range-topper, and that PSA will be dropping the "i" from its traditional GTi moniker.

The engine, co-developed with BMW, will be a 1.6-liter four-banger pumping out a decent 150 hp. Sixty is expected to arrive in 8.1 seconds towards a top speed of 210 km/h (approximately 130 mph). These figures point towards more of a warm hatch than a genuine hot-hatch, and likely won't be able to keep up with rival Renault's Clio 197 Renaultsport.

Three-door hatchback will be the only body-style available, and the 207 GT is expected to include such bells and whistles as stability control, an auto-tinting panoramic glass roof, parking assist and 17-inch rims. The 207 GT will be featured at thre Paris show alongside the 207 EPURE fuel-cell convertible concept.

(More pics after the jump)

[Source: Motor Terra via Motorpasion]



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      • 8 Years Ago
      with a few more years of work i hope Peugeot will have the technology available that will let them have the headlights extend all the way up the hood... onto the A-pillar... across the roof... and then down the C-pillar where they turn into tail lights.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It is a beautiful and nice looking car..
      Pakcar
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's not "Peugot" (as in the article) or "Peugoet" (Cabile) but "Peugeot"!!!

      http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/en/night.php

      Cabile: in French, "Citron" means lemmon :-) Citroën is the right spelling!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I had a 82 Peugeot 505 Turbo Diesel. It was a really good car. Expensive to repair but I have to say it had one of the best bumpers on it. I slid into a guy's mailbox in the middle of winter here in N. Michigan and his mailbox post was a solid beam of wood. It split it like a matchstick and didn't put a single blemish or mark on my bumper.
      Les voitures de Peugeot tres bonne!!
      • 8 Years Ago
      I'm quite sure this won't be the range-topper. 206 had 170+ hp "rc" -model and unless my alzheimers' is completely out of control, the 206 gti was also faster than this. As BOB said, driving and parking in places built few centuries before the car was inventend can be quite a squeeze.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Peugeot and Citron should come back to the USA. Long warranties will sell the cars. Just look at Hyundai.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Peugot's symbol is my favorite, although the cars they make are either underpowered or out-classed by competitors.
      • 8 Years Ago
      207 GTi is coming with the same 1.6 liter engine but with 175hp.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice car.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Those rims are quite unremarkable... Mazdaspeed3, anyone? And a 0-60 time of 8.1 seconds isn't the greatest feat either... Peugeot should reconsider this car's 'GT' moniker. (Kinda reminds me of the 90's Pontiac Sunfire GTO... Ha!)
      • 8 Years Ago
      Yet another "isn't this nice! You can't have it" case. Someone needs to import Peugoet and Citron.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Hard to relate the different driving conditions and fuel costs, but this car would be more or less a Parisian Camaro. Looks pretty dinky to us, but did ya ever try to park in Paris, or buy a litre of properly taxed fuel? (I say properly taxed, because we encourage excess fuel use, lousy balance of payments, dependence on others, with our small taxation.)