508 Peugeot Sport Engineered concept car: high-performance vehicle
508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED CONCEPT CAR TECHNOLOGY
The 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept car, based on the radical PEUGEOT 508 HYBRID Fastback, previews a line of high-performance hybrid cars powered by electrified engines synonymous with pure driving pleasure. The new high-performance, low-emission hybrid concept car delivers outstanding performance unprecedented on a PEUGEOT, together with sharp and athletic styling.
With the new hybrid concept car, PEUGEOT is demonstrating that electricity is the source of a new breed of intelligent performance combining intensity and efficiency for ground-breaking at-the-wheel sensations. The new line of high-performance electrified vehicles will be developed by PEUGEOT SPORT.
The line of high-performance electrified cars will be developed by PEUGEOT SPORT.
PEUGEOT SPORT has proven its expertise with the victories of the 908 (24 Hours of Le Mans) and 3008 DKR (Dakar) in international competitions and those of the 208 R2, 308 Racing Cup and 308 TCR in customer competitions, as well as the development of the PEUGEOT RCZ-R, 208 GTi 30th and 308 GTi by PEUGEOT SPORT.
Two all-electric concept cars have already been developed: 208 Hybrid FE (2013), boasting the performance of a GTi with CO2 emissions of just 46 g/km, and 308 R HYbrid Concept (2015), developing a full-on 500 hp.
The 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept car builds on these achievements and offers efficient and exceptional performance.
The combination of the PureTech 200 engine with a 110-hp electric motor at the front and 200-hp electric motor at the rear, together with four-wheel drive, ensure spectacular pick-up, with maximum torque of 500 Nm.
The performance of the new 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED hybrid concept car is comparable with that of a 400-hp internal-combustion vehicle:
PEUGEOT SPORT has harnessed its know-how and expertise in high-performance engines and responsive chassis to bring the concept car a precise drive and top-flight performance. The 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED hybrid concept car is shod with 245/35 R20-dimension MICHELIN Pilot Sport 4S tyres providing outstanding grip.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
With no compromises, the exceptional performance of the new concept car combines the advantages of hybrid technology with true efficiency and the possibility of all-electric journeys of up to 31 miles (WLTP).
In Sport mode, internal-combustion and electric power are combined up to 118 mph for impressive acceleration in all circumstances.
The design of the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept car is embellished by special body paint that changes according to the light thanks to pearlescent particles of “Selenium Grey”. The vibrancy of this colour is underscored by “Kryptonite” inserts.
The lion claws are presented in the form of oblique lines, strengthened by the LED rear lights, in alternating black and Kryptonite. The chrome has been replaced by gloss black touches and the emblematic lions and “Peugeot 508” badges are anodised, as seen on the PEUGEOT e-Legend concept car.
For enhanced sportiness, the door mirror are finished with carbon-fibre shells.
The new aerodynamic design lends a sophisticated look and a new dimension to the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept car.
At the front, the bumper is sharper and large cooling scoops sit next to aerodynamic front skirts. The grille chisels and directs the air towards the radiator with its floating blades.
In a fresh styling feature, the wings taper at the level of the quarterlights. The side skirts are equipped with styling detail to improve airflow.
The rear keeps all of its balance and refinement. No spoiler has been added, but the character has been strengthened by a new air diffuser.
PEUGEOT i-cockpit®: INSTINCTIVE PERFORMANCE
The PEUGEOT i-Cockpit® enhances the performance of the 508 PEUGEOT SPORT ENGINEERED concept car. The compact sports steering wheel boosts agility while the head-up display helps drivers to fully concentrate on the road.
The new, optimum-support seats are upholstered in premium Alcantara® and leather topstitched in Kryptonite and Onyx Black. Each part of the cabin is sculpted, including the A-, B- and C-pillars, which are trimmed in Alcantara®.
The electronic impulse control gear shifter is also upholstered in Alcantara®, bringing drivers a new sensory and visual experience.
The door panels are perforated, revealing Kryptonite dimples that reduce in size. The upper part of the dashboard is also topstitched in Kryptonite. The central console is trimmed in carbon fibre for an impression of elegant athleticism.
Meticulous attention has been paid to the last detail, with a subtle touch of Kryptonite enhancing the interior of the door handles.