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The Peugeot 907 – a V12 GT coupÃ© concept – is making its UK debut at the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed over the first weekend in July. Powered by a 6.0-litre 500bhp V12 engine, the one-off carbon fibre concept is being demonstrated in the Supercar Run at approximately 1.20pm on Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 July*.
907 as a concept was created as the archetypal grand touring car – a two-seater coupÃ© – and is thoroughly modern but with a classic twist. With a nod to the era of the great coachbuilders, this stunning coupÃ© 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 coupÃ© 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.