Limited edition Peugeot 207 HDi Le Mans Series

Peugeot 207 HDi Le Mans Series

Car companies are never too shy to let a marketing opportunity slip, and the limited edition Pegueot 207 HDi ‘Le Mans Series’ is certainly proof of that. Limited to just 75 models in Australia (from 2000 world wide) the diesel Pug attempts to build on Peugeot’s Le Mans heritage, including their triple podium result in the 1993 24 hour race (with Geoff Brabham in the winning car) and the current 908 HDi FA racecar

Priced at $31,990 the 1.6 litre 207 HDi is available in Biana White and Obsidien Black, both colours having the red racing stripe on the bonnet and the (dare I say it) HSV-like lion’s head door graphic. The limited edition model also has plenty of other goodies thrown in, including 17″ alloys, ESP, dual zone climate control and leather/alcantara seats, to name just  a few. As expected, fuel consumption is very tidy, coming in under 5l/100km, although power is moderate at 80kW, but in true diesel fashion torque is where it’s at—the 207 HDi ‘Le Mans Series’ has 240Nm available at just 1750rpm.

Full details from Pegeuot can be read after the jump.

Limited Edition 207 HDi

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:

  • Sport front bumper with Shadow aluminium grille
  • Black Chrome headlights with AFS
  • Body coloured side mouldings, bumpers strips and side view mirror
  • Long racing stripe trimmed along the bonnet, roof, and rear spoiler
  • Decal accents include a Peugeot logo striping on the doors and Le Mans Series logos on the tailgate
  • Multispoke 17-inch Pitlane aluminium wheels
  • Rear spoiler
  • Chrome exhaust extension
  • Exterior colours are Bianca White and Obsidien Black.

The interior receives:

  • Aluminium finish décor on centre console and dash surround
  • Front and rear bucket seats finished with Leather bolsters, contrasting white stitching and Alcantara inserts
  • Front and rear carpet mat covers
  • Steering wheel with aluminium finish ring
  • Dark window tinting on rear side windows and rear tailgate
  • Gearshift lever knob, pedal assembly, foot rest and ‘Peugeot’ door sill in aluminium
  • Sports white dial inserts on Instrument Cluster

Other standard Features include:

  • ESP
  • Athermic windscreen
  • Electric Folding Mirrors
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • Auto Directional Headlamps
  • Rear Park Assist
  • RD4 Radio with MP3

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.