2006 Peugeot Spider 207

Written by mdvaldosta on October 6, 2006

Peugeot Spider 207The 2006 Pugeot Spider 207, which received its world premiere in Paris, is developed from the 20Cup concept car but features a more conventional 4-wheel architecture and a rear transverse engine. This car, intended to be driven in a single class category, will provide intense and genuine driving pleasure, combined with the use of a production engine offering a high level of torque and reliability.

This category will be the curtain raiser to all five rounds of the Le Mans Series (LMS) and an extra event will also take place in France as part of the Rencontres Peugeot Sport. It is a racing car embodying the attributes of both LMP1 and LMP2 cars and complying with ACO regulations, particularly as regards rollover protection.

The chassis is tubular and consists of three main parts for reasons of repairability and the engine-gearbox assembly occupies a central rear transverse position. For driver safety, the carÂ’s structure (chassis, front and rear rollover bars, crash box, and steering column) meets the requirements of IAF regulations governing Sports Cars (LMP1 and LMP2).

The engine is a THP EP6 DTS Inline-4, with variable valve timing and 4 valves per cylinder. Displacing just 1.5 liters this efficient engine still manages a respectable 175 horsepower and 177 foot pounds of torque. Mated to a 6 speed transmission – making for an enjoyable racing experience.


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