Peugeot Plan Thrilling Displays For Goodwood Festival of Speed

The theme of the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed: 'Addicted to Winning – The Unbeatable Champions of Motor Sport' is well matched to Peugeot, driven by its Brand signature 'Motion & Emotion'. The Brand is aiming to reach new heights in the year that it celebrates 125 years of automotive achievement.

Peugeot has a number of static and dynamic attractions at this year’s event, with an exciting visitor participation activity and an exceptional vehicle/driver combination capable of challenging the Goodwood hillclimb record.

On the Peugeot stand, again situated in-line with the main Goodwood Bridge and by the Cricket Pitch, visitors can literally reach new heights with the ‘Peugeot Gravity Drop’ that will give a panoramic view of Goodwood from 40 feet up. This thrilling ride experience will be charged with excitement as it rises and descends to ground-level.

On the contemporary styled Peugeot display stand sits an impressive collection of new vehicle designs. Primary among its many interesting display vehicles is the Exalt Concept Car, just back from making its debut at the Beijing Motor Show this is the latest model from Peugeot and illustrates a forward-looking appearance and hybrid-technology combining the highly-efficient 270bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine from the RCZ R with a 70bhp electric motor to produce a combined 340bhp vehicle.

Another car of interest is the 308 R Concept – a vision of a possible extreme sports hatchback model of the 2014 European Car of the Year, that is also powered by the awesome 270bhp 1.6-litre engine from the RCZ R. Distinguished like the Exalt Concept Car by its ‘coupe franche’ (a clean cut line) design separating the bright red body paintwork from its dark grey rear bodywork.

Best of both – the 208 HYbrid FE Concept is also on display. Combining Fun with Economy (hence FE) it is a micro-hybrid car capable of low fuel consumption (Combined Drive Cycle of 112mpg) and CO2 at just 46g/km, yet it can accelerate with GTi-like performance to 62mph in 8.0seconds.

Three types of Peugeot car are available for assessment at the Goodwood Moving Motor Show this year. The RCZ R Sports Coupé, that had its debut at Goodwood last year, will allow visitors to drive this stylish car with one of the most powerful engines for its size up the infamous Goodwood Hillclimb, the Torsen differential will assure the driver of the grip and power deployed for supreme handling and performance. Also available for assessment is another impressive Peugeot vehicle - the new 308 and 2014 European Car of the Year is presented with the new PureTech 1.2-litre Turbo e-THP 130, which is an all-new highly-efficient compact petrol engine, capable of being both powerful and economical. The very latest new car is the 108 Top! Cabrio – a compact car with a stylish and big personality that can be personalised with a number of themed treatments. It has high level of trim specification and new technological features, like the ‘Mirror Screen’ for smartphone connectivity.

Plus you’ll also be able to see the following cars and drivers tackle the Goodwood Hillclimb:

- 2013 208 T16 Pikes Peak car - driven by 7-times World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb

- 1992 905 Evo 1B Le Mans Car - driven by Count Christophe D’Ansembourg

- 1988 405 T16 GR Pikes Peak - driven by Enda Garvey

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