• Sep 28, 2006

Our man on the ground in Paris John Neff is reporting on one the most imposing, scariest car at the show: the sinister Peugeot 908 RC. The concept sedan shares its engine with the 908 Le Mans , a 5.5-liter HDi V12 turbodiesel pumping out an earth-shattering 700 horsepower, driving through a six-speed sequential gearbox.

Constructed of a carbon composite and aluminum, the sedan is capable of reaching over 300 km/h and covering a kilometer from a standstill in a scant 22 seconds. To get the enormous 5-meter-long sedan back to a standstill, the car is equipped with the latest carbon ceramic brakes from Brembo with 6 pistons up front and four in the rear.

Check out our previous posts for the full specs and even a couple of videos, and follow the jump for more photos from the show floor, factory-sourced press pics, and even a few design sketches.

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      • 8 Years Ago
      i want that............now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Just awesome. Bring this and the C6 to the Detroit Auto Show just to rub ours faces in it. Lincoln could have been this if that long haired freak McGovern wasn't english and had any design talent.
      • 8 Years Ago
      this is a pretty sexy car, I have to admit.

      It does have this weird Tribeca thing going on in the front, and I see a bit of a G6 coupe in the back.

      Though they definitely weren't going for that, and it really does not hurt this gorgeous machine at all.
      • 8 Years Ago
      It's like a supercar version of the CLS. Homerun.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Wow, freaking gorgeous, exactly what a concept car should look like. It harks back to the glory days of car design that in once instance looks like the machine is going 200 mph while standing still, is imposing, screams money, speed, and glory in one breath and can make a prepubescent kid have their first orgasm if one drove by.

      Who would of thought that it would be Peugoet to create a vehicle, there are many, many luxury/exotic manufacturers that should be holding their heads in awe and shame right now.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That is truly art on wheels. It looks like everything a luxury sedan should be, while also growling "I will eat small children who happen to ride their bicycles across my path."

      I pity Jeremy Clarkson, who may be forced to give praise to something French.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #13: You don't need to pity Jeremy Clarkson for having to say something nice about french cars. He has done so for quite a while now. The C6 was an instant hit on the cool wall, earning a very deserved spot on the "Sub-Zero" level just below the DB9-section. Also, Top Gear Magazine think the C4 Picasso is the best family-transporter available. The french are on to something really good, and I very much regret that the US so far is refused to join.
      • 8 Years Ago
      This is one beautiful car design. My 82 Peugeot 505 turbo diesel was way ahead of anything the domestics had out that year. I really liked that car..sigh* If Peugeot had a good dealership network with parts/service here in the USA, I'd buy another one in a heartbeat!
      This concept, wow, goes to show you with some imagination, you can build a work of art.

      • 8 Years Ago
      Gorgeous, beautiful, awesome, wow.

      #15 makes you wonder about all those "It's too long comments of a few days ago."

      I want it in a really bad way.
      • 8 Years Ago

      #4 you're right...Lincoln is in dire need of a flagship vehicle like this..perhaps it could be toned down a little for everyday people with a reasonable $$ cost.Ford/Lincoln needs one like this now.
      This is absolutely georgeous !! Watched the video yesterday and could only dream of driving/riding in such magnificent automobile.
      • 8 Years Ago
      And God saith, go forward Peugeot and reproduce this sedan.
      Maurice Cooper
      • 8 Years Ago
      My first Peugeot was a 404.Then in 1976 I graduated to a 504. My last Peugeot was a 605. After that I graduated to Mercedes. With this 908 I would definitely think about going back to Peugeot.
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