2010 Peugeot SR1 Concept review and pictures

Posted on Friday, 8 January 2010 , 19:01:03 byAngela

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Peugeot SR1 Concept

The Peugeot SR1 concept embodies the new world of Peugeot, reflected by the new Lion badge which adorns its body. The model explores the theme of the Grand Touring Car with its dynamic, balanced, sensual and exclusive high-tech interior. It uses Hybrid4 technology developing 230 kW and only 119 g/km CO2 emissions. 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 promotes the idea of contrast. The passenger compartment is designed to provide optimum versatility and new sensations for all its occupants. The construction of the fascia panel, optimized to perfection, gives a visual prominence to certain mechanical components such as the steering column and a number of peripheral controls. Another technological innovation is the creation of an exclusive wristwatch, designed in partnership with Bell&Ross. Every component benefited from meticulous attention, both in terms of design and manufacture, to guarantee perfection and an unrivalled refinement perceived quality. In the SR1 there is a 1.6-liter THP petrol engine capable of developing 160 kW and also a rear electric motor developing another 70 kW. When the two power trains operate simultaneously, the SR1 develops a potential maximum power of 230 kW and also benefits from 4-wheel drive. The suspension consists of double wishbones with drop links both at the front and the rear. The tuning angle of the rear wheels is controlled as a function of the speed of the vehicle through motorized links on the rear wishbone, giving the vehicle superb agility under all circumstances. The model will have its first official public display at the Geneva Motor Show this March.