Following the success at the Goodwood Festival of Speed earlier in 2015, Peugeot also showcased their latest models at the 66th Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany in September 2015.
With a history dating back to 1897, the Frankfurt Motor Show - known as The International Automobile Exhibition (IAA) in Germany - is one of the world's largest motor shows and is held biennially. Since then, it has showcased some of the most innovative new concepts in motoring, allowing car manufacturers to reveal their latest models and technology to the motoring world.
At the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, the emphasis was on displays of connected and automated driving technology, with the slogan “mobility connects” taking centre stage at the show. Five themes were seen across this year’s exhibitions, including Connected Car, Automated Driving, E-mobility, Urban Mobility and Mobility Services.
In 2015, the Frankfurt Motor Show celebrated 66 years of exhibitions in automotive innovation and technological advances, from thousands of car manufacturers from across the world. And Peugeot joined the celebration, showcasing the new Fractal concept car, the 308 GTi by Peugeot Sport and the 308 Racing Cup, as well as the 308 R Hybrid concept vehicle.
Peugeot revealed the 308 GTi earlier in 2015, and following that our Peugeot Sport engineers developed a racing version of the 308 – the Racing Cup vehicle. The Peugeot 308 Racing Cup was designed specifically for the race track. Powered by the same 1.6 litre engine as the 308 GTi, the Racing Cup has been adapted for the track – with fine tuning carried out on the engine by our specialist sport engineers, Vélizy. Six piston brake callipers have been installed along with paddle shifters to the steering wheel, whilst the body is aerodynamic, designed to aid the lightweight car in its efficient performance.
Peugeot also revealed its two-door concept car, the Fractal, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, presenting the vehicle’s integrated i-Cockpit technology, and removable roof. The Fractal concept car features lithium ion powered motors, which have a power output of 335bhp when combined. The vehicle weighs a mere 1000kg, and can be altered in height depending on your surroundings. More than 80% of Fractal’s interior has been made using 3D printing technology, with inspiration taken from recording studios. This design accompanies the second generation sound system, which can appear to manipulate the direction of sound. The Fractal concept also features its very own sound signature which alerts pedestrians and cyclists to its presence.
Back in 2009, we unveiled our now best-selling sport coupe, the RCZ, our practical family MPV, the 5008 and our all-electric car, the iOn.
In 2011, we showcased our new diesel/HYbrid4 technology, in the form of the innovative 508 RXH, alongside our stunning concept car, the Peugeot HX1.
In 2013 we introduced the next generation of Peugeots with the world premiere of the latest 308 hatchback, plus the stunning 308 R Concept and our most powerful production car ever - the RCZ R.
Our Pikes Peak winning car, the Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak, and our endurance race champion, the 208 GTi Nurburgring, were also on show, as well as a host of new environmental innovations, including our new BlueHDi engines, the Peugeot 2008 HYbrid Air and the 208 HYbrid FE ‘demonstrator’.
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