As auto enthusiasts, we all often dream about racing cars professionally and how sweet it must be to navigate these powerful machines to within inches of the bounds of physics. Well, unfortunately, we tend to overlook the fact that with all of that risk comes the potential for severe injury and even death. Unfortunately, we experienced the risk involved in car racing this weekend as up-and-coming rally co-driver, Gareth Roberts, perished in a crash at the young age of 24.
Gareth was in his typical position in the Peugeot 207 Super 2000 that Craig Breen was piloting in the Targa Florio-Rally Internazionale Di Sicilia, rattling off the upcoming track directions and related speeds when Breen lost control of the Peugeot and put it into a guardrail. According to reports, Gareth was impaled by the guardrail and lost his life as a result of the injuries.
According to statements from teammates and crew members, Breen and Gareth had been really working well with one another and were starting to garner a lot of attention in the rally world. Gareth also had a bright future as a driver, once he learned the necessary skills, but that unfortunately, never came to fruition.
We are deeply saddened by the death of this young man and pass our condolences onto his family, friends, and his racing team. This is really a reminder of just how dangerous racing truly is, especially rally racing, and we hope that the rally world can learn from this tragedy and make strides toward this type of thing not happening again.
Peugeot UK is thinking that if they attach a name that has the word "sport" in it, that it would change the look of their little hatchback. We’re not sure if they succeeded, but we give them an A for effort. Their project is the special edition 207 Sportium and it will be offered with a choice of either a VTi 95 Euro 5 petrol engine or Peugeot’s new HDi 92 Euro 5 diesel engine, plus a number of little treats to sport up the vehicle.
The 207 Sportium will be offered with power steering, reach and rake adjustable steering, six airbags, remote control central locking with deadlocks, and electric front windows – “one touch” for the driver. As far as acronyms go, the 207 will come with a radio/ CD player, ABS, EBFD, and EBA. Exterior sporty features will include front fog lights, chrome effect finish to the front grille, colour-coded body side mouldings (including rear bumper), Sportium interior pack, and dark tinted rear window / rear side glass. Finishing off the exterior look is a set of alloy wheels - 15" on petrol models and 16" on HDi models.
Prices for the new 207 Sportium edition start at £12,595. Sales will begin in November.
The French car brand, Peugeot, was founded back in 1810 as a coffee mill company, but in 1882, they began their successful career building automobiles. Although the actual car manufacturing did not begin until 1882, Peugeot will still treat the 2010 year as it 200th anniversary. Peugeot UK unveiled today the special edition 207 Millesim 200 Special Edition that will celebrate Peugeot’s 200th anniversary. It will be available in both hatchback and station wagon versions with a choice of petrol and HDi diesel engines.
The Peugeot 207 Millesim 200 Special Edition will be distinguished by 15" alloy wheels, Peugeot Connect USB & Bluetooth, front fog lights, sports front grille with chrome detailing, colored coded side rubbing strips with chrome inserts, aluminum roof bars (SW only), and Millesim 200 badging. Standard equipment will include ABS, EBA, EBFD, power steering, four airbags, remote control central locking with deadlocks, three rear three-point seat belts, steering column adjustable for reach and rake, radio / single CD player, body color exterior door mirrors, trip computer, electrically operated / heated door mirrors, and air-conditioning.
The full range of the 207 Millesim will arrive in June in the UK and will be priced from £11,995.00 for the 1.4 8v 75 petrol hatchback version. As a bonus, every 207 Millesim purchased during the month of June will come with a free Nokia 5230 smart phone with inbuilt satellite navigation with free future updates and an in-car mounting kit.
Paying homage to the Kris Meeke’s 2009 International Rally Championship drivers’ title, the French automaker Peugeot has unveiled a special edition of the tiny 207 S16 specifically for the U.K. market, with only 250 units scheduled for production priced at £14,695 each, the kitted Bianca White rally inspired hot hatch is sure to become an instant collector’s item.
Aside from the fancy paintwork, the 207 wears a pair of front and rear spoilers, lower hanging side skirts and a pseudo rear diffuser while residing on a set of slick 17 inch Hockenheim Alloy Wheels. Setting this particular Peugeot 207 further apart from the rest of the lineup is an SP Sports mesh grill insert, dark tinted rear windows from the 207 GTi model, bespoke interior badges signed by the champion, Kris Meeke, as well as optional vinyl rally graphics inspired by the successful rally machine free of charge so that your mates will think that you are driving the IRC winning 207 S2000 rally car.
Starting this October, Peugeot will put on sale the most economical 207 ever: the 207 Economique and Economique +. The prices for the entry level Economique three-door model will start from £12,995.
Peugeot 207 Economique is powered by the 1.6 liter HDi engine developing 90 bhp at 4000 rpm and 161 lb ft of torque at 1750 rpm. The engine is amted to a special five-speed manual gearbox with a higher final drive ratio than the standard 207 hatchback. But the really big news about the car is its CO2 emission level: only 99g/km.
The 207 Economique will be offered with: an electric air inlet flap, ABS, EBFD, EBA, passenger seat height adjustment, electric front windows and adjustable front head restraints.
Peugeot will add starting this summer the new 207 facelift to its line-up. By the end of the first half of 2009 Peugeot will have completely modernized all its vehicles in this segment.
On the exterior the new 207 will feature a redesigned front combining natural dynamism with a softer visual look, spectacular new rear lights using panels of luminescent diodes and more body colored surfaces and chrome detailing.
Under the name of "EnGarde”, Musketier unveiled its latest customization package for the Peugeot 207. Although the car is not available in the U.S., it is great to see how the Europeans can spice up economy cars. The new kit features a feature a completely re-designed front bumper, new side sills, a stylish rear trunk spoiler and a re-designed rear bumper with integrated exhaust system. Found at a price of 1,249 euro the kit is completed by the 17 inch alloy wheels with the price tag of 129 euro per piece.
For an extra 800 euro the power of the 1.6 Hdi engine is boosted from 109 to 139 hp and for 850 euro the 1.6 gas engine is upgraded to 183 hp from 150 hp. Either engine can upgrade for 570 euro for the new exhaust system.
Few months ago we were speaking about the new partnership between Peugeot and the German tuning house Irmscher. Today the partnership brought another masterpiece, a fully customized Peugeot 207. The body kit of the car contains special painted front lip, side skirts and a new roof spoiler.
At the interior the vehicle features a sport steering wheel, an aluminium gear knob and stylish recaro seats covered in red and black leather. A plus of sportivity was added by the new ”lambo” doors which complete the entirely sport kit. More details when the official information will be released!
Britain’s best selling convertible car, the Peugeot 207 CC is a trend-setting icon with bags of style and driving prowess to boot, and this summer it’s just got even ‘hotter’, thanks to the readers of ELLE magazine.
Badged as the 207 CC ELLE, this limited edition‘s unique interior styling has been created by readers of ELLE magazine as part of a competition to design their own car. ELLE provided readers with a choice of exterior colors and interior designs, and the winning designs have then been put into production by Peugeot.
The 207 CC ELLE is powered by a 1.6-litre VTi 120 engine, that will leave others standing at the traffic lights, as they gawp at the 17” Hockenheim alloy wheels and its curvaceous aerodynamic exterior body style. It also comes with a comprehensive sport pack including sports mesh front grille, leather covered steering wheel, body-colored exterior moldings, aluminum pedals and gear knob. To ensure the occupants stay as ‘cool’ as possible, dual-zone climate control with air-conditioning is also a standard feature.
Peugeot created the special edition 207 Le Mans as a tribute to the successful 908 HDi FAP Le Mans race car. The 2007 Le Mans will be limited to only 2000 units and will be offered in both diesel and petrol versions. Pricing starts at 19,400 Euros for the petrol version and at 19,950 Euros for the diesel model.
The Peugeot 207 Le Mans is powered by either a 1.6-litre THP (Turbo High Pressure) engine developing 150 hp or a 1.6-litre HDi FAP with an output of 109 hp.
It makes the 0 to 60 mph sprint in 8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 130 mph.
It will be offered in two exterior color: Banquise White and Obsidien Black. The car also features decorative longitudinal red stripes, red lion-head figure on the doors, a chrome-shadow optics pack for the lights and a "Le Mans Series" badge on the tail-gate.