This is the Peugeot SR1, a concept model for 2010 Geneva Motor Show which is a showcase of the French firm’s future models. The SR1 shows a radical change in Peugeot’s design language, which has traded its savage feline style for a more tender, smoother, classier shape. This we think is really good! The next generation of Peugeot 407, which will be called either 408 or 508, will be the first car to feature this new style.
The SR1 itself is a convertible Grand Tourer which is 4.8 meters long, 1.9 meters wide and 1.2 meters tall, and features carbon fiber body, 20-inch wheels. Every single panel in this car is new and amazing and honestly if it wasn’t for the badge (which by the way is new!) you couldn’t tell it’s a Peugeot!
Peugeot’s new badge:
Inside it has a clever 2+1 layout with a sliding central console which makes it easier for the third passenger who has to position himself in the middle of the car! The cabin has a lot of great features like instrument panels which seem to belong to a spaceship or an amazing steering wheel, but since none of these stuffs will be used in the production models, they are rather pointless.
The SR1 really is a futuristic car. It is powered by an advanced hybrid powertrain consisting of a 218 hp-300 nm 1.6 liter turbocharged petrol engine and an electric motor with 70 kW (95 hp) and 178 nm of torque. It is based on Peugeot’s Hybrid4 system and that means the internal combustion engine powers the front wheels and the electric motor moves the rear ones, so when both units are running the SR1 is a four-wheel-drive car.
So with a combined power of 313 hp and a six-speed transmission the SR1 can accelerate form zero to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and reach a top speed 250 km/h, while remaining fairly economical by averaging 4.9 liters per 100 Km. In its pure electric mode it can cover a distance of 12.5 Km. The car’s CO2 emission is rated at 199 g/km.