+ 95 = 313 hp
136.3 hp per liter
(from Peugeot Press
Release) The Peugeot SR1 Concept Car
Peugeot combines emotion with the
pursuit of perfection
Through the Peugeot SR1,
the Marque reveals the stylistic design trends for its future
models. The concept car embodies the new world of Peugeot, reflected
by the new Lion badge which adorns its body. Dynamic,
balanced, sensual, with an exclusive high-tech interior, this “dream
car” explores and reinterprets the theme of the “Grand Touring Car”.
The use of HYbrid4
technology allows the Peugeot SR1 to offer an engineering
specification in keeping with its styling: 230 kW (313 bhp) with
emissions of only 119 g/km of CO2 (0 in electric mode), 4 wheel
drive and steering.... for an ideal blend of excitement and
Styling that predicts the future
dynamism, allure, controlled power. these ideas find their fullest
expression with the Peugeot SR1, the dream car par excellence.
More than ever, the aesthetic traits of this concept show the
general design trends of the Marque’s future products, renewing
Peugeot’s strong stylistic
In short, this concept
car creates a new design language.
The Peugeot SR1 is a
vehicle with timeless, ideal proportions, revisiting the great
traditions of grand touring cars of the past: a large bonnet,
flowing wings and a very low centre of gravity. The design of
the body gives the car a new balance: a sculpted bonnet, sweeping
sides and a chiselled rear design. At the side the styling lines
merge into the side windows and the front windscreen, emphasizing
design of the bonnet.
This overall effect
blends easily with the design detailing: the design of the lights
and the air intakes, the shape of the door mirrors. these elements
merge seamlessly with the vehicle’s carbon “skin”. In parallel, some
features (“full LED” internal headlamp functions, radiator grille
contour); stand out, as if suspended.
The hard top echoes the
feel of this intense, high-tech assembly: It uses preformed profile
technology derived from the world of sailing. It blends with the
body, creating the illusion of a Coupé. The SR1, however, radiates
the same visual strength, with or without the hard top.
Finally, the SR1
displays the new Peugeot Lion badge. Redesigned, finely worked and
sculpted, it mirrors perfectly the perception of the vehicle as a
Overall the Peugeot SR1
concept car gives the impression it has been carved from a solid
block of material, monolithic, protective, sculptural and dynamic.
At every moment it makes a great play on contrasts: purity and
technological sophistication, authenticity and advanced
expressiveness and understatement. making it a car that is quite
A modern and exclusive “2+1”
The interior, too,
promotes the idea of contrast. While the driver’s seat and all
controls are dedicated to out-and-out enjoyment for the driver, the
passenger compartment is designed to provide optimum versatility and
new sensations for all its occupants.
There is room in the
vehicle for three people as the third rear seat nestles in the
middle, behind the two front seats. Entry to this seat is
facilitated by the centre console, which can slide forward to
The interior ambience
blends colours and materials, with strong references to “a past
motoring era” combined with “the latest advanced technology”.
Inside the vehicle, patinated leather and different grained wood are
examples of the use of authentic and natural materials, warm,
charged with history, that blend seamlessly with, “high tech”
materials such as nickel and satin-finished chrome.
The construction of the
fascia panel, optimised to perfection, gives a visual prominence to
certain mechanical components such as the steering column and a
number of peripheral controls. Similarly, the instrumentation
combines analogue and digital read-outs, giving clear emphasis to
item of information conveyed to the driver. This is the case for
instantaneous fuel consumption and vehicle range, displayed on two
glass crystal gauges directly in front of the driver.
innovation is the creation of an exclusive wristwatch, designed in
partnership with Bell&Ross®. This timepiece, with milled inserts of
solid aluminium, slots perfectly into a dedicated housing on the
Every component and
every detail has, therefore, benefited from meticulous attention,
both in terms of design and manufacture, to guarantee perfection and
an unrivalled refinement of perceived quality.
Technologies at the service of
The SR1 concept also
blends styles in terms of its technical characteristics. For
example, it incorporates HYbrid4 technology, which will be launched
in the Peugeot 3008 in 2011. In the SR1, at the front, a 1.6 litre
THP petrol engine with a power of 160 kW (218 bhp), is combined with
a rear electric motor developing 70 kW (95 bhp). In electric only
mode, the car becomes a ZEV (Zero Emission Vehicle), while its
combined cycle fuel consumption is only 4.9 litres/100 km or 119
g/km of CO2.
When the two power
trains operate simultaneously, the SR1 develops a potential maximum
power of 230 kW (313 bhp) and also benefits from 4-wheel drive.
technology, which will eventually become available on different
models in the Peugeot range, the SR1 concept offers convincing proof
that driving pleasure can be combined with environmental
The vehicle’s dynamic
efficiency is further enhanced by the use of a rigid, lightweight
structure comprising of a one-piece body and a tubular chassis onto
which are mounted the mechanical components and suspension.
Exploiting the best of existing technology to offer road holding
worthy of this exceptional concept, the suspension consists of
double wishbones with drop links both at the front and the rear. For
even greater driving precision, the SR1 benefits from the adoption
of 4-wheel steering. The turning angle of the rear wheels is
controlled as a function of the vehicle speed, via
motorised links on the rear wishbones, giving the vehicle superb
agility under all circumstances.
The Peugeot SR1 concept
car will be unveiled to the general public at the next Geneva Motor
Show, in March.