Paying homage to Peugeot’s long tradition of motorsport success, Peugeot Automobiles Australia is pleased to announce a special edition version – the 207 “Le Mans Series”. Only 75 examples are available in Australia, out of a global production of 2000 units for selected markets around the world.
Peugeot have won at Le Mans on two occasions, including a famous 1-2-3 finish in the 1993 24-hour race, and have dominated the Le Mans Series since their return to endurance racing with the 908 HDi FAP in 2007. Always at the leading edge of technical development through participation in motorsport, Peugeot Sport has recently announced the 908 HY race car – a diesel-hybrid race vehicle which will be ready for action in 2009.
Each car is individually numbered thanks to an alloy insert on the steering wheel, and customers can choose between two colours for the 207 “Le Mans Series”; Bianca White and Obsidien Black. From the outside, the most prominent features of the 207 Le Mans Series are the sporty longitudinal red stripes and the red lion-head figure on the doors.
The 207 “Le Mans Series” is distinguished on the exterior with several features as follows:
The interior receives:
Other standard Features include:
The engine offered in this Limited Edition model will be the 1.6 HDi which delivers a maximum power of 80kW at 4000rpm. Equipped with a Diesel Particle Filter System (FAP) it is characterised by its remarkable responsiveness and flexibility, with a maximum torque of 240Nm from a very low 1750rpm. Although the engine offers strong performance, fuel consumption is only 4.8 litres per 100km in the combined cycle, with the vehicle emitting only 126 grams of CO2 per km.
These characteristics are attained thanks to technologies such as its variable geometry turbocharger and its high-pressure direct injection system (up to 1600 bar). The maximum torque can be increased momentarily to 260Nm thanks to the “overboost” function.
The 207 “Le Mans Series” is now on sale from only $31,990 plus dealer delivery and on-road costs.
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