Peugeot SR1 Concept
The Peugeot SR1 Concept is a design study of a sportscar with classic proportions and a sculpted body that hints at the future design direction for the brand. Among the features are the 2+1 seating layout and the hybrid powertrain with a front engine and a rear electric motor.
The exterior design is characterized by classic GT proportions with flowing lines and a monolithic, sculpted look which offer a modern reinterpretation of the theme of the “Grand Touring Cars”.
The new design direction marked by the SR1 concept is also reflected in the new redesigned Lion Badge.
The hard top adopts preformed profile technology derived from the sailing world.
The hybrid powertrain – with HYbrid4 technology – combines a 1.6 liter front engine with a rear electric motors.
When both units are operating, the SR1 venefits from a 313hp total output of and the all-wheel drive and all-wheel steering systems.
From the official Press Release:
More than ever, the aesthetic traits of this concept show the general design trends of the Marque’s future products, renewing Peugeot’s strong stylistic identity. In short, this concept car creates a new design language.
The classic proportions are inspired by the grand touring cars of the past: a large hood, flowing wings and a very low centre of gravity.
The design of the body gives the car a new balance: a sculpted hood, sweeping sides and a chiselled rear design. At the side the styling lines merge into the side windows and the front windscreen, emphasising the design of the hood.
This overall effect blends easily with the design detailing: the design of the lights and the air intakes, the shape of the door mirrors. these elements merge seamlessly with the vehicle’s carbon “skin”.
Overall the Peugeot SR1 concept car gives the impression it has been carved from a solid block of material, monolithic, protective, sculptural and dynamic.
The interior, too, promotes the idea of contrast. While the driver’s seat and all controls are dedicated to driving enjoyment, the passenger compartment provides optimum versatility and new sensations for all its occupants.
There is room in the vehicle for three people as the third rear seat nestles in the middle, behind the two front seats.
Entry to this seat is facilitated by the centre console, which can slide forward to improve access.
The interior ambience blends colours and materials, with strong references to “a past motoring era” combined with “the latest advanced technology”.
Similarly, the instrumentation combines analogue and digital read-outs, giving clear emphasis to every item of information conveyed to the driver.
This is the case for instantaneous fuel consumption and vehicle range, displayed on two glass crystal gauges directly in front of the driver.
Peugeot has also created an exclusive wristwatch, designed in partnership with Bell&Ross®, which features milled inserts of solid aluminium, and slots perfectly into a dedicated housing on the fascia panel.
The front-mounted 1.6 litre THP gasoline engine which delivers 160 kW (218 bhp) is combined with a rear electric motor developing 70 kW (95 bhp).
In electric only mode, the car becomes a ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle), while its combined cycle fuel consumption is only 4.9 litres/100 km or 119 g/km of CO2. When the two powertrains operate simultaneously, the SR1 develops a potential maximum power of 230 kW (313 bhp) and also benefits from 4-wheel drive.
Using HYbrid4 technology, which will eventually become available on different models in the Peugeot range, the SR1 concept offers convincing proof that driving pleasure can be combined with environmental friendliness.
The vehicle’s dynamic efficiency is enhanced by the use of a rigid, lightweight structure comprising of a one-piece body and a tubular chassis onto which are mounted the mechanical components and suspension, which consists of double wishbones with drop links both at the front and the rear.
For greater driving precision, the SR1 benefits from the adoption of 4-wheel steering. The turning angle of the rear wheels is controlled as a function of the vehicle speed, via motorised links on the rear wishbones.