2007 Peugeot 207 RC
2007 Peugeot 207 RC Specifications
|Brakes F/R:||ABS, vented disc/disc|
|Tires F-R:||205/45 R17|
|Driveline:||Front Wheel Drive|
|Displacement cu in (cc):||97 (1598)|
|Power bhp (kW) at RPM:||175(128) / 6000|
|Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:||177(240) / 1600|
|Redline at RPM:||6800|
|Length × Width × Height in:||159 × n.a. × n.a.|
|Weight lb (kg):||2755 (1250)|
|Acceleration 0-60 mph s:||6.9|
|Top Speed mph (km/h):||137 (220)|
|Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):||n.a. (7.2)|
Base Price: 2007 Peugeot 207 RC - n.a. (last update: 6/1/2007)
Peugeot Reveals the French Pocket-rocket: The 207 RC
Peugeot, proud of its historical and sporting heritage in the segment of small and powerful cars, mainly in the "20." series, owed it to itself to offer and RC version of the 2007.
The 207 RC has been marketed early in the spring of 2007 and will continue the legend of small sports cars - the 205 GTi in the 1980s and the 206 RC more recently - that have delighted enthusiasts of pure driving sensation and provoked some wistful thoughts among drivers of less tempestuous versions.
The 207 RC has the same 159 inch length as the 207 Sport hatchback, as well as the same dynamic profile offered by its 3-door body shape. Its expressive front aspect features an air intake
with metallic finish, circular fog lamps with chrome surrounds and immense headlamps framing a purposeful lion.
In a reference to the 206 WRC, the sport wheel arches of the 207 highlight the wide tracks and offer the promise of aerodynamic and sporty performance.
With its evident sporting connotations, the passenger compartment of the 207 RC gives four occupants an authentic taste of the world of motorsports.
The front bucket seats - ergonomic sculpted frames dedicated to imaginary competition - offer exceptional lateral support from the base of the body to the shoulders. Their integral head restraints simulate a harness locator that accentuates the sporting theme. At the rear, both passengers have modeled seats, offering excellent lateral support, with retractable curved head restraints that do not impede rear vision when the seats are unoccupied. Around these highly stylized furnishings, the dynamic interior specific to 207s raises the tone.
The instrument panel, derived from the world of the motorbike with its circular chrome-surround dials, catches the eye with its black checkerboard backgrounds, fan-shaped typography and red
needles. It has five dials or indicators, including oil temperature.
The steering wheel is height and reach adjustable over a 40 mm distance and has thumb recesses. It comes with a smooth/perforated semi-leather trim enhanced by a soft-to-the-touch decorative Indy ring.
Turbocharged Engine Designed in Cooperation with BMW
The 1.6-liter THP 16v 175 bhp engine is a new member of the petrol engine family and derives from cooperation between PSA Peugeot Citroën and the BMW Group.
Particular attention was paid to torque development and response time. As a result, even at 1000 rpm a torque of 113 lb-ft is available. Its maximum torque of 177 lb-ft is reached at only 1600 rpm and this value remains unchanged up to 4500 rpm. However, this maximum torque can be increased further thanks to the overboost function, which temporarily increases the engine's turbo-charging pressure. It can then attain 192 lb-ft during intensive use of the accelerator pedal. Overboost is activated in one of the three top gears under full load from low engine speeds up to 5200 rpm.
The use of a Twin-Scroll turbocharger is a first at this level of engine capacity and in fact at this level in the range.
As the name "Twin-Scroll" implies, the system groups the cylinder gas ducts in the exhaust manifold and turbocharger in pairs ("twin"). The ducts therefore convey gases from cylinders 1 and 4 as well as 2 and 3. These two columns of pulsing gas are routed through scrolls, and the flows combine in optimal fashion directly in the turbine to give it maximum thrust.
The flow of exhaust gases accelerates the turbine up to an engine speed of 220,000 rpm. At the same time, it drives the compressor which compresses fresh air. A wastegate operates above a maximum compression load of 0.8 bar. However, when the overboost is triggered, opening of the wastegate is delayed to attain a pressure of 1 bar momentarily, thereby increasing the maximum torque to 192 lb-ft.