Peugeot 207 Super 2000

Special Cars 11 Jul 2006
Peugeot 207 Super 2000

Peugeot has unveiled the first official image of its 207 Super 2000, based on the 207 RCup Concept Car presented at the Geneva Motor Show and built to race in national championships.


The Peugeot 207 RCup Concept Car presented at the Geneva Motor Show in March gave clues to the future 207 Super 2000.

Now the next Peugeot Rally Car has completed its initial development stages on both loose and tarmac surfaces.

Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 (1984)
Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 (1984)
On 16 May, the 207 Super 2000 fired into life for the first time, watched by Bruno Famin, Technical Manager of Peugeot Sport and Bertrand Vallat, Project Manager for the 207 Super 2000. 

It now follows in the footsteps of the other great Peugeot Rally cars of old, such as the 205 T16 and the all conquering 206 WRC, winner of three world rally championships and a total of 65 podiums.

The car then immediately started a series of tests on both loose surface and then on tarmac.

The drivers entrusted with the development of the car are Bryan Bouffier, Sebastian Lindholm and Gilles Panizzi.

Bertrand Vallat, Project Manager, commented: “To start with on the loose surface, the 207 Super 2000 showed a good level of reliability which was confirmed again on tarmac some weeks later.  We are only at the initial stages of development but all the test drivers who have followed each other behind the wheel of the car have been satisfied with both the handling and performance.”

The Peugeot 207 Super 2000 will be available for customers to campaign in national championships.

Peugeot 207 Super 2000 Technical Specifications

MOTOR

Engine 

EW 10 J4S

Location

Front – transverse

Capacity

1998 cc

Number of cylinders

4

Power (hp.DIN)

280

Torque (Nm)

250

Maximum engine speed

8500

Injection

Magneti Marelli

Throttle

Single butterfly

Number of valves

16

TRANSMISSION

Type

4-wheel drive

Clutch

Twin disc

Gearbox

Sequential – 6 speed

Differential

3 Autolocking

CHASSIS

Structure

Bodyshell + Tubular Roll Cage

Front suspension

Pseudo MacPherson Strut with Peugeot Dampers

Rear suspension

Pseudo MacPherson Strut with Peugeot Dampers

BRAKES / STEERING

Front brakes

Brembo 4 pistons

 

Diameter 300mm (loose surface) 355mm (tarmac)

Rear brakes

Brembo 4 pistons

 

Diameter 300mm (loose surface and tarmac)

Steering

Hydraulic assistance

Wheels loose surface

18 inches

Wheels tarmac

15 inches

DIMENSIONS

Length

4.03 m

Width

1.80 m

Wheelbase

2.56 m

Minimum weight

1100 kg loose surface / 1150 kg tarmac

Fuel tank capacity

80 litres

(Source:Peugeot)

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