Peugeot Stars At The Frankfurt Motor Show | Part Two

Peugeot 20Cup Concept

Peugeot 407

Concept Cars
  • The 20Cup

With the 20Cup, Peugeot will tease visitors with a glimpse into the future. Designed by the Peugeot Style Centre the 20Cup reveals a number of technological advances that will feature in future models in years to come.

This sporty three wheel roadster shown in two examples on the stand but only differentiated by colour comes equipped with Peugeot’s new sporting credentials. Combining the world of the motor car and motor cycle to stunning effect, the 20Cup reveals a dynamic architecture with a single rear wheel and a two seater cockpit.

Confirming its presence in high level motor sport, Peugeot recently announced its commitment to competition via the Le Mans Endurance Series . The 20Cup in a more conventional form, but drawing much of its inspiration from the vehicle exhibited at the show, will be Peugeot’s basis for the development of a presence on the racing circuit.

The 20Cup is powered by a new petrol engine, the first example from the cooperation between PSA Peugeot Citroen and the BMW Group. This engine, which features a range of highly innovative technical advances, develops a power output of 125kW (170bhp) with a maximum torque of 240Nm. A sequential 6-speed manual gearbox is controlled by means of paddles under the steering wheel.

  • The 907

First seen at last year’s Paris Motor Show and widely acclaimed ever since, Peugeot once again offers visitors to the show a vision of a dream car for the future. This two seater GT Coupé is fitted with a V12 petrol engine and extends the values of the marque.

3rd Peugeot Design Competition

In September 2000 Peugeot hit the headlines by devising a design competition that invited amateur designers the world over to take part in a competition that was only available on line. Since then Peugeot has organised two further, highly successful internet based design events.

For the third design competition introduced at the 2004 Paris Motor Show the theme was ‘design the Peugeot of your dreams for the near future’. Almost 4,000 entries were received via the internet from over 100 countries, testimony to the international flavour of this event.

The winning design, the ‘ Moovie’ concept, was devised by 23 year old student, André Costa from Lisbon, Portugal. His prize will be threefold. In addition to receiving a 6000 euros cheque he has had his design built into a life-size concept car by Peugeot designers that will be unveiled at Frankfurt. Finally in a first for the internet design competition the ‘Moovie’ concept will also be mass produced in the form of a 1/43 miniature.

The Peugeot product range

The Peugeot stand at Frankfurt will feature a complete range of vehicles, from the all-new 107, 1007 with its revolutionary sliding-doors and the revised 307. The 407, 607, 807 and Partner Combi are also displayed and serve to illustrate the achievement in celebrating a record sales target reached in the first half of 2005 which exceeded one million for the third time in the company’s history.

Published 26 August 2005 Melanie Carter

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