than 1102 lbs
approximately 6.5 lbs per hp
(from Peugeot Press
Release) Expressing Peugeot’s new alignment with sport,
the 20Cup is an innovative concept, both « fun » and dynamic:
suggesting an elegant synthesis between two worlds – that of the
motor car by its front aspect and that of the motorcycle by its
single rear wheel. This sporty, three-wheel roadster, shown in two
examples, differentiated only by colour, promises real driving
pleasure through the strong sensations it evokes.
Confirming its presence
in high-level motor sport, Peugeot recently announced its new
commitment to competition via the LMES Championship*.
The 20Cup, in a more
conventional form but drawing much of its inspiration from the
Frankfurt concept car, will give Peugeot the basis for the
development of a presence on the racing circuit.
stylistic characteristics of a future model through its front
aspect, the 20Cup
announces a Peugeot style that is even more incisive and feline.
Radical by dint of its low ride height and engineering solutions
taken from the world of motor sport, this concept car is built
around a one-piece carbon chassis incorporating a separate
two-seater cockpit located at road level.
The very low assembly
and front transverse power train are designed to load the front axle
and lower the centre of gravity as much as possible.
The single-arm rear
axle, virtually load-free, is used only to steer this vehicle, which
weighs less than 500 kg and is centred on the front axle for
extremely efficient road holding.
Built aerodynamically, the 20Cup presents a generous front-mounted
air intake, with air evacuated laterally ahead of the front wheels.
On the lower body sides, profiles serve as an aerodynamic diffuser
to promote maximum bearing on the front axle.
A new engine, the fruit
of cooperation between the PSA Peugeot Citroën and BMW Group, is
introduced by Peugeot for the first time at the prototype stage on
this concept car: this turbo-charged 4-cylinder petrol engine with
direct injection has sixteen valves and two overhead camshafts and
is packed with ultra-modern technical features. On this version it
develops a maximum power of 125 kW (more than 170 bhp for less than
500 kg!) and a maximum torque of 240 Nm.
The sequential 6-speed
manual gearbox has synchronizer dog teeth and is controlled by means
of paddles under the steering wheel.
For this high-performance vehicle, the front suspension is the dual
wishbone type, with drop links and an adjustable anti-roll bar. The
rear wheel is held by a single arm with a spring/damper assembly,
equipped with a rocker arm to ensure variable flexibility.
Of the three 18’’ alloy
wheels, the one at the rear is the « cage » type with two removable
wheel bodies. The front tyres are 210/65 R18s and the rear tyre is a
This two-seater car features rack and pinion steering and a «
multifunction » steering wheel. It houses the control paddles of the
piloted gearbox and, in its centre, a touch screen displaying a
virtual readable image that remains horizontal regardless of the
position of the steering wheel. This screen whose image is
computed according to the steering wheel angle allows the driver for
example to switch on the headlamps and can provide driving
assistance during sporty use by showing transverse as well as
longitudinal acceleration … It also contains all of the car’s
The metallic black or
opaque white body also has direct carbon surfaces and, on each side,
“historic” lion’s head that follows the curve of the front wing. A
central red strip decorates the car’s body lengthwise.
The cockpit interior features a black leather trim.
The main dimensions of
the 20Cup are as follows:
- length: 3.63 m
- width: 1.77 m
- height: 1.16 m
- wheelbase: 2.31 m
The vehicle’s kerb weight is less than 500 kg.