Four Peugeot 807s have been donning red noses to aid the Comic Relief effort, whilst transporting BBC Radio One breakfast DJ Chris Moyles and his team around the country on their red nose day rally.
The sign-written 807s took the team from John O’Groats to Lands End before heading to London, visiting 20 cities and covering 1,500 miles in eight days. One of the 807s was used by Chris Moyles to attend various fundraising events at each city, while the other three vehicles were used as support vehicles by the tour manager and executive producers, who travelled ahead of the convoy to ensure everything ran smoothly.
Due to the number of miles travelled and the nature of the tour - the 807s were more or less ‘lived in’ for the week. The flexibility of the 807, with its seven seats that can easily be relocated or removed as required, ensured a high level of comfort and flexibility. The driver’s and front passenger seats can also swivel through 180 degrees to make space for a meeting area or office. Each seat back has an aircraft style fold down table, allowing passengers to eat while on the move.
Peace of mind is also ensured when travelling long distances as the 807 offers a high level of both passive and active safety equipment such as SMART driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags, full length curtain airbags to help protect the heads of all occupants, and three point seat belts on all seating positions.
Combined with a 5 star Euro NCAP safety rating and the latest Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBFD) and Electronic Stability Program (ESP), it ensures that driving is easy, less tiring and always safer.
For ease of access, the 807 has electronic sliding doors, allowing passengers to enter and exit the vehicle, even in the tightest of parking spaces. And to keep the 807 tidy on long journeys, 58 storage areas provide a place for everything - from drinks cans to CDs, and there’s even a sunglasses holder.
Two versions of the 807 were used for this whistle-stop country tour. One was fitted with a 2.0 litre HDi diesel engine with automatic gearbox producing 109 bhp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 203 lb ft at 1750 rpm and giving a combined fuel consumption figure of 35.3 mpg, and the other using Peugeot’s 2.2 litre HDi diesel engine producing 130 bhp at 4,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 235 lb ft at 2,000 rpm with a combined fuel consumption figure of 38.6 mpg.
To read our in depth road test of the Peugeot 807 [ click here ]Published 12 March 2005